But I’m going to make an exception for something that Tony Snow said this week. While Snow is an improvement over his predecessors, he is only as good as the script he is given, although he does seem to be better at tap dancing around it.
The Bush administration’s circumlocutions onNow this is the part of the movie where I note that
as Bogeyman have been something to behold, leaving Snow to run interference between all the unsubstantiated crap being mouthed and the blowback from the people who are knocking it down. Iran
First, while there is no question that
has had a hand in EFG manufacturing (witness Hezbollah in Iran ), that nation is led by Shiites and supports Iraqi Shiites. This is why anti-American Shiite cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr is hiding out in Lebanon if he isn’t still in Iran or working on his tan in the Bahamas. Iraq
Yet the vast majority of EFG attacks against American troops in
involve Sunni insurgents. Got that? Iraq
Second, the administration has portrayed EFGs as some kind of high-tech gadget. As Snow said in response to a reporter’s question: "You cannot deny that there presently is no manufacturing capability within
able to produce those kinds of weapons." Iraq
Actually, EFGs are pretty simple to make and there is at least one instance in which American troops have stumbled on an EFG factory smack dab in the middle of
Now I have no desire to pile on Snow, and it is obvious that the White House is aware that the credibility of its
Nah.More here. And click here for the lowdown on the EFG in its various forms, including a model used by U.S. Special Forces shown in the photograph.