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Sunday, July 23, 2006

Bizarroworld Weekend: White House Un-Reality

Think Progress catches a pair of classic BushCo disinformation moments from the weekend talking head shows.

First, White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten was on Press the Meat today to declare that speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Mahmoud al-Mashhadani feels "appreciation for the sacrifice so many Americans have made" in Iraq.

al-Mashhadani was quoted just yesterday as saying "The US occupation is butcher's work under the slogan of democracy and human rights and justice.”

On Friday, the White House awarded itself a big gold star in releasing “Setting the Record Straight: President Bush's Foreign Policy is Succeeding,” which four times made the beyond-dubious claim that the world is "rallying" behind the White House.

UN representative John Bolton apparently missed the memo, because in a Fox News appearance yesterday, he acknowledged that his public support for a successor to Kofi Annan "would probably be the kiss of death for that person."