Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Friday, August 13, 2004
Atrios points out that the New York Times has finally admitted their false claim that American casualties in Iraq have declined since the handover. Let's take a moment to salute the delicate language that was used in this 'correction':
An article on July 21 about President Bush's campaign plans for the rest of the summer referred imprecisely to the trend in American military casualties in Iraq after the transfer of sovereignty there on June 28. From the transfer date to the date on which the article was written, casualties increased compared with the same length of time before the transfer; they did not show "some reduction."
In other words, the Times asserted that up was down. I suppose that could be decribed as "imprecise".