Adjust Your Reality
George Bush is maintaining a pattern that his administration established in the run up to the Iraq occupation.
This is a pattern of adjusting the events of history to agree with his policy. Once the events are selected that support a policy, then he addresses the American people.
Bush relies on the American people not knowing the facts or the real history of events. Also a little bit of fear can certainly go a long way in creating public convergence around policy decisions.
This article points out the discrepancies in Bush's explanation of the insurgency, how it arose, when it gained momentum, who did what to whom and why a "surge" will somehow do the trick.
Administration leaving out important details on Iraq by Mark Seibel
In this case the Bush administration has crafted a series of events that support his decision to escalate the occupation of Iraq or what Bush calls a "surge."
Personally I often wonder what committee of people sits down and pieces this swiss cheese version of reality together
In the same way the Bush administration "cherry picked" events to find a justification for launching the shock and awe bombardment.
As the escalation is occurring, Bush is repositioning more aircraft carriers in the Middle East. This is directed at starting a war with Iran. After all, would you really need more aircraft carriers near Iraq when the battles are being fought in land locked Baghdad?
Iran target of US Gulf military moves, Gates says