Thursday, September 6, 2007

Don't bother me with the facts, my mind is made up dept

Speaker Nancy Pelosi isn't waiting for General David Petraeus' report on Iraq. She says she already knows all she needs to know. Quote: "Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pointedly referring to the Petraeus testimony as "the Bush report presented by General Petraeus," as opposed to an independent assessment by the top military man in Iraq that has been billed for months now. "Progress is not being made," Pelosi insisted in a Capitol presser this afternoon, no matter how some people might want to "cherry pick" stories of success. "The plural of anecdotes is not data," she added."

How does she know this before she's read the final report? Your guess is as good as ours.
But then, more than once, Democrats in Washington in the last couple of months have admitted that American success in Iraq would be a "problem" for them.