Ah yes, once again the Evil Liberal Media MeatPuppet IMPOSE their Failed pre-911 cultural malaise on the President:
If you take a look at the list we were provided, by a National Security Council official, the first heading is "Countries with troops on ground in Iraq." Only 26 countries appear in that category. The remaining 10 countries are assigned to either United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq or to NATO Training NTM-I.
So by the President's own accounting, the math is wrong. As Spencer Ackerman points out, there are other problems with the numbers. Canada is listed, for example, among the 36, but it pulled out its one and only person in Iraq months ago. The numbers, in short, are a sham.
[ cf The President's Math ]
Don't they understand that Numbers are Numerological when they are not numerical!!! So why impose their Failed Liberal Pre-911 decimal based data, since the '36' tokenization could mean that there are 3 and 6 and they are related in a more progressive progression that is Progress and Success Oriented.
We had come so close to finding 34 of President Bush's 36 countries with troops in Iraq. But now it appears we won't be at 34 for long: next month, Iceland, part of the NATO mission to Iraq, is pulling out its one lone soldier. From the Iceland Review, last week:
Foreign Minister Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir has decided to remove an Icelandic Crisis Response Unit (ICRU) member from a NATO training program for the Iraqi army in Baghdad next month, causing disappointment among NATO leaders.[ cf Iceland Melts in the Baghdad Heat ]
The ICRU member has been working in Baghdad for the last two years, primarily as a media representative, and will cease working there October 1, Morgunbladid reports.
OH THE HORROR!!! OH THE SHAME!!!!
The fact that the EVIL LIBERALS have persecuted our Last Icelandic Crisis Response Unit Memeber!!!
I hope they feel guilty!!!
They are SOOO Against Success!!! And Being Successful!!!