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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

In Total Desperation, Bush Embraces Blogging

In a sign of just how desperate he is to provide hitherto elusive proof that the "surge" is working, Bush has started quoting bloggers.

Bush made a surprising reference to the blogosphere during a spirited defense of his war strategy on Wednesday. The mention seemed even more unusual because the president didn't identify whom he was quoting, so he seemed to be leaning on anonymous commentary.

"They have bloggers in Baghdad, just like we've got here," Bush told the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.

Then he began to quote: "Displaced families are returning home, marketplaces are seeing more activity, stores that were long shuttered are now reopening. We feel safer about moving in the city now. Our people want to see this effort succeed."

His point was that Iraqi people are seeing signs of progress - and what better example of their unbridled expression than blogs.