Friday, August 19, 2005

Snark of the Week: The sky ain't green

This week's snark comes from a fellow blogger. The Martian Anthropologist weighs in on the Washington Post's take on the Bush administration's lowering of expectations of what can be achieved in Iraq.
The Bush administration is significantly lowering expectations of what color the sky is, recognizing that the United States will have to settle for blue, instead of the green they had anticipated, according to U.S. officials in Washington.

"What we expected to achieve was never realistic given the timetable or what unfolded on this project," said a senior official involved in TSIG (The Sky Is Green) policy since 2003. "We are in a process of absorbing the factors of the situation we're in and shedding the unreality that dominated at the beginning."

Administration officials still emphasize how much they have achieved despite the now incontrovertible evidence that the heavens are definitely blue. "It seems to me, that if you squint just right at sunset, after a few beers, the sky takes on an emerald hue," President Bush said yesterday in his radio address. "So how can anyone say we were wrong?"

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