Thursday, November 23, 2006

Another Turkey

NPR reported on Cheney apparently showing up in Baghdad today to "spend the holiday" with the troops. There were several versions of the report on NPR given during the top-of-the-hour news casts. One reported on Bush's serving turkey when he came in 2003. That's funny because what he "served" was cynical PR (a decorative centerpiece turkey) during his 2 1/2 hour "spending the holiday" visit in 2003.

NPR noted in all its reporting that these visits by high level officials has become a tradition and is done to boost troop morale. Do visits by Bush, Rumsfeld, Lieberman, and Cheney in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006 respectively really boost anyone's morale -- or appetite for that matter?

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