- The difference between the current administration and its conservative forebears is that facts don't seem to matter at all. They don't even matter enough to reinterpret. Bush doesn't read the papers or watch the news, and Condoleezza Rice, his national security advisor, reportedly didn't read the National Intelligence Estimate, which is apparently why she missed the remarks casting doubt on claims that Iraq was trying to acquire uranium from Africa. (She reportedly read the document later.) And although Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld hasn't disavowed reading or watching the news, he has publicly and proudly disavowed paying any attention to it. In this administration, everyone already knows the truth.
Lord help us. The president doesn't read the newspaper. He harbors much disdain for the news media's "filter", probably eating his party's own dog shit about the "biased liberal media." God forbid anyone actually consider the FACTS when evaluating a policy.
Instead,troops are sending form letters as part of the rally around the war in Iraq PR campaign. Now, how did they get roped into all this?