Look out, Baghdad

Meanwhile, in the you-can't-make-this-shit-up realm, a bunch of conservative talk radio hosts are headed for Iraq as part of the (sigh) "Truth Tour" (Can these guys do any thing that doesn't involve some Orwellian cliche?) The "truth" in this case is the enormous military "success" of the war in Iraq -- a plain, self-evident fact being covered up by, as Mark Williams, a talk show host from Sacramento, puts it, "the crop of 'pinkos' that tell us on the news every night that America is going to hell in a hand basket."

However, the quote that redefines heady optimism belongs to retired Col. Buzz Patterson: "The war is being won, if not already won, I think."

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