Not Saussure

October 5, 2006

Don’t count your chickens before they come home to roost

Filed under: Bloody Yanks, hubris, Iraq — notsaussure @ 11:46 pm

Words fail me. From The Independent

What a celebration they have in mind is unclear. When the celebration will take place is also uncertain. But Republicans in Washington are so certain of the US making progress in Iraq and Afghanistan that they have set aside $20m (£11m) for a “commemoration of success”.

The funding was tucked away in the small print attached to a congressional military spending bill for the past year. Also inserted was a provision for the money to roll over into 2007 if it was not used in the current period. […]

The legislation for the celebration, first revealed by The New York Times, empowers the President to designate “a day of celebration” and to “issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe that day with appropriate ceremonies and activities”.

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