This week, President Bush and John McCain both reached that level of unreality in speaking on the same subject - life in Iraq at present.
Friday saw a fifth straight day of rocket fire and mortar fire into Green Zone of Baghdad. Several Americans and Iraqis were killed in these attacks on this American-fortified "safe" zone.
Basra, the second largest city in Iraq, has been under siege for more than a week. Markets are closed. People can't go to work, can't get food, have no electricity, have no access to medicine, and can't even get fuel for generators.
Shiite extremists - misnamed as al-Qaeda three times last week by John McCain just before letting the world know that Purim is the Jewish Halloween - are led in Basra by the largest of these groups - the Mahdi Army led by Muqtada al-Sadr who control government, traffic, and killing.
On Tuesday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Malicki launched an assault on Basra, which led to more killing and a further spread of widespread violence in Shiite-held districts in Baghdad and other places in Iraq where Shiite militiamen hold sway over local and Federal governments.
President Bush said this week:
"The surge is doing what it was designed to do. It's helping Iraqis reclaim security and restart political and economic life." He said, "Normalcy is returning back to Iraq."
John McCain, who is looking to continue each and every George W. Bush policy down to the letter, commented this week:
"Dramatic reduction in violence has opened the way for a return to something approaching normal political and economic life for the average Iraqi. People are going back to work. Markets are open."
ARE THESE PEOPLE INSANE?
WHAT FICTION ARE THEY READING??
ARE THEY CAPABLE OF SEEING REALITY???
DO THEY THINK WE ARE SO STUPID AS TO BELIEVE THIS GIBBERISH????
Fellow Americans, I give you Baghdad Bobs - George W. Bush and John McCain.