September 29, 2006
-- by Dave Johnson
So... just HOW dishonest is Bush? Well, let's approach this scientifically. Remember in May, when the White House said that Jack Abramoff only had two contacts with the White House? White House logs list only 2 Abramoff visits - May 10, 2006,
Newly released visitor logs show disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff was signed in to the White House complex on two occasions since President Bush took office in 2001, including once when the president was out of town.Well it turns out the White House misunderestimated the number,
The House Government Reform Committee report, based on e-mail messages and other records subpoenaed from Mr. Abramoff’s lobbying firm, found 485 contacts between Mr. Abramoff’s lobbying team and White House officials from 2001 to 2004, including 82 with Mr. Rove’s office. [emphasis added]So, there we have it. We can now calculate that when the White House says '2' the truth is '485'.
Let's hope they aren't saying we'll be occupying Iraq for 2 more years.
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From observation, it seems we have a propoganda to reality ratio of 2:485 ratio, as of this date. Let's use this ratio to do some calculatin'.
Cheney and Co. declared Iraq would be weeks, maybe even months. That puts a minimum of 3 weeks or a max of 11 months. Using the three week minimum and multiplying that by the propoganda ratio and we have... ~14 years. Using the 11 month max and multiplying by the propoganda ratio, we get... ~222 years.
Using the "next 6 months will be critical in determining [fill in blank] Iraq" statement, it seems they actually meant to say, "The next 121 years will be critical in determining whether Iraq becomes a thriving democracy or a failed state."
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