Sunday, February 10, 2008

Earth to Speaker Pelosi

Can anyone make sense of Nancy Pelosi's ramble (in bold)?

Pelosi calls Iraq a 'failure'
Pelosi’s comment came during a discussion of her call for “the redeployment of our troops out of Iraq.”

Anchor Wolf Blitzer asked: “Are you not worried, though, that all the gains that have been achieved over the past year might be lost?”

“There haven't been gains, Wolf,” the speaker replied. “The gains have not produced the desired effect, which is the reconciliation of Iraq. This is a failure. This is a failure. The troops have succeeded, God bless them. We owe them the greatest debt of gratitude for their sacrifice, their patriotism, and for their courage and to their families as well. ...

So she's saying: There haven't been gains, but the gains (of which there are none) have not produced the desired effect. The gains (which may or may not have happened, but certainly have not produced the desired effect) are a failure, but the troops have succeeded in this failure to get gains that haven't produced the desired effect. WHAT?!?!?!

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