06 janvier 2005

Journal des bonnes nouvelles 

Via Atrios, un extrait plutôt inquiétant du Nelson Report, une lettre politique confidentielle très prisée à Washington et raisonnablement crédible (c'est-à-dire beaucoup plus que Drudge ou que Capitol Hill Blue) :
There is rising concern amongst senior officials that President Bush does not grasp the increasingly grim reality of the security situation in Iraq because he refuses to listen to that type of information. Our sources say that attempts to brief Bush on various grim realities have been personally rebuffed by the President, who actually says that he does not want to hear "bad news."

Rather, Bush makes clear that all he wants are progress reports, where they exist, and those facts which seem to support his declared mission in Iraq...building democracy. "That's all he wants to hear about," we have been told. So "in" are the latest totals on school openings, and "out" are reports from senior US military commanders (and those intelligence experts still on the job) that they see an insurgency becoming increasingly effective, and their projection that "it will just get worse."
Mais qu'attend donc la Maison Blanche pour proposer un boulot à Chrenkoff?