Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Help not wanted

White House Press Secretary Tony Snow --

MR. SNOW: That is part of a section [in the Iraq Study Group report] that talks about the fact that there -- it recommends more Arabic speakers. It suggests the need for better and more robust intelligence. And that's something that --

Q So that's fairly critical of the administration.

MR. SNOW: Well, I don't know -- Bret, as you know, as a former Pentagon correspondent, the Pentagon has been trying to address these. But you don't snap your fingers and have the Arabic speakers you need overnight.

No, but you do snap your fingers and fire some of the Arabic speakers that you previously had, for being gay. And anyway, "overnight" doesn't really match a need that's been glaring for 5 years.

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