I think we all just vomited a little in our mouths. They've let these guys treat them like something they scraped off the bottom of their shoes for six years and now they're outraged? Seriously? Well, never let it be said that these hard-
This is the long-suffering battered wife, finally standing up to her asshole husband, not because he beats the shit out her once a week, not because he's a useless alcoholic sack of shit, not because he molests the kids, but because he grabbed the remote and turned the channel while she was watching her favorite rerun of Nanny 911.
Consider the events of just the past week, not to mention the context of the past six years (or even the past six months). After the hype campaign for Bush's bright "surge" idea, it was instantly apparent that they were more concerned about appearance than substance, even as Bush demonstrated his utter contempt for the clear message voters and polls have consistently sent by initiating a potentially catastrophic strategic plan, which apparently involves covert aggression on Syria and Iran, to goad one or both into a pretext for full-scale attack. And he even had the gall to go and lie to the troops about his rationales, and the experts' opinions on the viability of this week's master strategery.
But goddammit, the Serious Media will not put up with pool feed press photos. Make no mistake, they are On The Case. Great job, folks. Enjoy the cocktail weenies.