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Bush incoherently praises Odierno for ‘snatching defeat.’

By Satyam Khanna  

"Bush incoherently praises Odierno for ‘snatching defeat.’"


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Today, President Bush thanked Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, who until recently served as the No. 2 commander in Iraq, for his service in Iraq. In attempting to apply the phrase “snatching defeat from the jaws of victory,” Bush offered this nonsensical praise for Odierno:

I appreciate the fact that you really snatched defeat out of the jaws of those who were trying to defeat us in Iraq.

Watch it:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2008/03/bushodi3.320.240.flv]

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