We have the US increasing troop strength in Iraq from 127,000 to 135,000 soldiers. article. This is in direct opposition to the majority of Americans, who want to see troops withdrawn from Iraq.
The Iraq War has noticeably dropped off the front page as the advance of Israel into Lebanon gathers attention. American troops are still suffering in Iraq with 4 marines killed on Saturday.
There is a lot of deflection away from these critical issues. I would like to point out Bill Frist hard at work to repeal the estate tax. No surprise that this will work to the advantage of the wealthiest. Frist however uses this issue to paint Democrats as seeking higher taxes. Its a good sound bite for the right wing masses but with the lightest investigation it again proves to be meritless as only the top 1% benefit. Frist seems to have forgotten that the Iraq War is bleeding the economy. Lets see, wars that bleed the economy and military- good/ we don't talk about that, estate tax that benefits the wealthiest - good, Democrats - bad. OK makes sense to me.
The most curious right wing deflection of the week goes to Coulter. I use deflection to refer to the effort to take our attention away from the important issues. Amazingly she decides to label Bill Clinton as gay. Hmm, war in Iraq out of control, Afghanistan also going out of control, Israel invades Lebanon with reported use of white phosphorus and cluster bombs, and yet Coulter needs to stage another pinata implosion stunt.
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