Another day, three more SNAFUs for the Bush administration...
First up is the recent $860 million contract awarded to Boeing to construct a "virtual fence" along the US/Mexican border back in February, despite some early problems with delivery. As it turned out, it's money not so well spent. Just two months later, the government has decided to scrap the prototype (to the tune of $20 million) because, as they were warned earlier, the fence just didn't work. But hey, the GOP is the party of fiscal responsibility, or so they say.
Then there is yet another less than inspiring story from Iraq. Although the administration -- both here and in Iraq -- have been crowing about the growing success of the Iraqi troops, the reality is a little more understated. Case in point: Lt. Col. William Zemp describes a hiccup in a planned sweep of the town of Mahmudiya, south of Baghdad: the Iraqi troops didn't make it because they overslept. Oops!
And finally, it's The Big Dick. Mr. Vice President spoke in front of the Manhattan Institute on Monday and used the opportunity to blame the Democrats for letting FISA expire, putting the nation's safety in jeopardy. Only problem? It's not true. Hard as it is to believe, it appears that the man behind Bush was pushing false information for the sake of fear mongering and partisan gain. Shocking.
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