Wednesday, April 28, 2004

This is just sad:
WASHINGTON - President Bush said Wednesday he believes most parts of Fallujah are returning to "normal" despite three days of battles with insurgents. Fighting and instability in Iraq will not force a delay in the June 30 transfer of power, he said.

"There are pockets of resistance and our military along with Iraqis will make sure it's secure," Bush told reporters in the Oval Office after a meeting with the prime minister of Sweden.

A series of explosions and gunfire rocked Fallujah, a city near Baghdad, in new fighting on Wednesday, a day after a heavy battle on Tuesday in which U.S. planes and artillery pounded the city in a show of force against insurgents holed up in a slum.

Still Bush insisted: "Most of Fallujah is returning to normal."

I guess it depends what your definition of "normal" is.

It's not as if we needed more proof of Dear Leader's frightening and ongoing Reality Gap: