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Bonehead Boehner

By now you've probably heard what House Majority Leader John Boehner had to say yesterday about who's really to blame for the failures in Iraq. (emphasis mine)
Boehner: Wolf, I understand that, but let's not blame what's happening in Iraq on Rumsfeld.

CNN's Wolf Blitzer: But he's in charge of the military.

Boehner: But the fact is the generals on the ground are in charge and he works closely with them and the president.

Unlike the Kerry kerfluffle, Boehner wasn't kidding around when he made these comments. You can view the video of them here.

Now some will no doubt say that Boehner wasn't blaming the failures in Iraq on the generals. And they would be right if we inhabited the same world that Bush, Boehner et al inhabit. Cause you see in their world, there have been no failures in Iraq. Everything is going remarkably well. Rummy is doing a fantastic job.

Unfortunately in our world, the real world, things are not going remarkably well. Iraq is in turmoil and only getting worse. The situation has gotten so bad that Bush is now abandoning our troops to the militias. And the GOP were worried about a 'botched joke'?

Even though high ranking Democrats have called on Boehner to apologize (eliciting a "you're just trying to change the subject" response from the Congressman's camp), somehow I doubt the "liberal" media will be as exuberant to run with this for several news-cycles as they were with Kerry's failed attempt at stand-up.

Because the last thing anyone, most of all the Republicans, want to talk about right now is the reality that is Iraq.

More reactions from Tim Grieve, Steve Soto, Josh, Georgia10, and Jill.

(Filed at State of the Day)