WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Lawmakers blasted the Bush administration Wednesday for its handling of the war in Iraq and said they were confounded only a fraction of $18.4 billion in U.S. rebuilding funds had been spent."
They also told officials to be more honest in their assessments of what was going on, with Indiana Republican Sen. Dick Lugar taking aim at what he called the "dancing in the street crowd," who painted an overly positive picture.
"The nonsense of all of that is apparent. The lack of planning (for Iraq) is apparent," said Lugar, chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
But then I get to the bottom of the article, and I see what others have rated it.
1.53. 1.53? Damn freepers. They're worse than roaches.
Look, I know it probably doesn't matter. But I'm getting sick of this Freep Task Force going around and screwing up ratings on stories like this because they're anti-Bush. This one is non-partisan, for crying out loud.
Higher-rated stories get more play on Yahoo. That's how it works. Maybe we need a task force of our own to hammer Yahoo like nuts, driving up the ratings on both pro-Kerry and anti-Bush (or anti-Coburn) articles. I'd be all for that. But for now, can you please spare a moment to head on over to Yahoo, outfreep the freepers, and rate this story a 5? It'll take you like two seconds.
Thank you. Now back to your regularly scheduled reading.