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Are They Ever Right?

So. Let's see here.

The Rightosphere told us everything was going along nicely in Iraq. Lots of school openings, dontcha know. Until Mr. Bush finally admitted it wasn't going at all well.

The Rightosphere told us we didn't need additional force to manage the situation in Iraq. Only panicky fools thought we needed more force. Until Mr. Bush asked for additional forces in Iraq.

The Rightosphere told us we needed to be able to conduct electronic surveillance in the US without bothering with the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Court, and only Leftie whackjobs who love Osama would suggest otherwise. And now?

The White House has agreed in a significant policy reversal to place its controversial domestic spying programme under court supervision .

President George W. Bush will not reauthorise the “Terrorist Surveillance Programme”, which allows the National Security Agency to intercept the communications of Americans suspected of links to al-Qaeda or affiliated groups without a court warrant.

“The president has determined not to reauthorise the Terrorist Surveillance Program when the current authorisation expires,” Alberto Gonzales, US attorney-general, wrote in a letter to Congressional committees.

“Any electronic surveillance that was occurring as part of the Terrorist Surveillance Program will now be conducted subject to the approval of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.”
It's getting to be a full time job just keeping track of the ways in which the Right has been wrong about this war and this administration. And there's more to come.

My predictions for the next three "breakthrough realizations" from the Rightospheroids:

1) It will turn out that Mr. Bush really wasn't very bright or very involved in . . . well, anything.

2) The Rightosphere will discover, to its amazement, that Mr. Bush has done serious damage to the US military.

3) Finally it will dawn on them that their work as unpaid propagandists for the most incompetent administration in recent memory actually contributed to the disaster in Iraq.

But you don't have to believe me now. You can wait six months and believe me then.

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