Would you be this man's Neighbour?
What did Mr. Rogers say?
Oh yes, now I remember... "it's a beautiful day in the neighbourhood..."
So George is spending the summer riding bicycle in the bush, while back at the ranch his administration takes the heat as they fess up to the reality in Iraq.
|"What we expected to achieve was never realistic given the timetable or what unfolded on the ground," said a senior official involved in policy since the 2003 invasion. "We are in a process of absorbing the factors of the situation we're in and shedding the unreality that dominated at the beginning."|
All the while the Pentagon is still scrambling to protect the troops with adequate body armour.
|"The ceramic plates in vests worn by most personnel cannot withstand certain munitions the insurgents use. But more than a year after military officials initiated an effort to replace the armor with thicker, more resistant plates, tens of thousands of soldiers are still without the stronger protection because of a string of delays in the Pentagon's procurement system."|
Besides a few glitches Bush still assures us that everything is going according to plan. Hell, even his most intimate neighbour Cindy Sheehan has ceased her vigil.
It's a beautiful day for a holiday. It's a beautiful time to be alive. It's also a good time to smell the coffee -- don't you think George?