September 20, 2007

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Filed under: politics — ubikcan @ 6:13 pm

Does anybody here remember what job Winston Smith had?

His job was to rewrite the newspaper and its archives to reflect current political reality to show that it had always been the reality. If we are at war with Oceania, we’ve always been at war with Oceania.

Atrios is the anti-Smith. He resurrects information that has been collectively forgotten. May 8, 2007:

“Senate Republican Whip Trent Lott says President Bush’s new strategy in Iraq has until about fall before GOP members will need to see results. Lott’s comment Monday put a fine point on what Senate Republican stalwarts have been discussing quietly for weeks. It also echoed remarks made this weekend by House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, indicating the GOP’s limited patience on the war. ‘I do think this fall we have to see some significant changes on the ground, in Baghdad and other surrounding areas,’ Lott, R-Miss., told reporters.”

May 9, 2007:

WASHINGTON, May 9 — Moderate Republicans gave President Bush a blunt warning on his Iraq policy at a private White House meeting this week, telling the president that conditions needed to improve markedly by fall or more Republicans would desert him on the war.

The White House session demonstrated the grave unease many Republicans are feeling about the war, even as they continue to stand with the president against Democratic efforts to force a withdrawal of forces through a spending measure that has been a flash point for weeks.

Oh, and GOP? The fall starts on Monday.


1 Comment »

  1. […] reference, see earlier post. In 1984 the government were forever announcing that chocolate rations were up, when in fact they […]

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