This began at least Saturday but I watched the CBS Sunday News yesterday and there was a report from Iraq, by Jim Axelrod, but the report acknowledged no problems in Iraq. It was rah-rah, Happy Talk.
"Operation Happy Talk." C.I. cointed that phrase. For those who are younger, in 2003 andd 2004 and 2005, we were forever being assured by the White House that Iraq had just turned a corner. Lies. C.I. dubbed it "Operation Happy Talk," noting that it was orchestrated and that it was nothing but fluff.
That is one of the phrases C.I. orginated that I hear all the time these days.
And Barack Obama practices Operation Happy Talk as well. Which is why all last week he pretended that Nouri al-Maliki was a wonderful and fair person when all he is today is the new Saddam Hussein.
Yet again, the U.S> has installed a dictator in Iraq.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for today: