“The President originally envisioned a 21-point plan, but that would have involved him taking off his pants and nobody wants that…least of all, Laura.”
Check out the big brain on Scotty, showing off his math skills:
Q Have you seen the poll that was commissioned by the former governing authority, taken last month in Iraq, that shows overwhelming number of Iraqis wish we would leave?
MR. MCCLELLAN: No, I haven’t seen the specific poll, but I think we’ve — the President has previously said on a number of occasions that no one wants to be occupied. We don’t want to be occupiers. That’s why we’re moving forward on the President’s five point plan for transitioning to self-government in Iraq. And we’re making good progress on the President’s five point plan for success in Iraq. And I think he’s going to be talking about some of that in his remarks. And he will be giving an update about how we’re moving forward on that five point plan.
Later, Scotty showed off his dancing skills:
Q Will he discuss the issue of long deployments and the effect it has on morale?
MR. MCCLELLAN: In his remarks?
MR. McCLELLAN: I think — well, part of his remarks is focused on thanking our men and women in the military who are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. They are making tremendous sacrifices, as are their families, in defense of freedom. And I think that our men and women in the military recognize the importance of the job that they are undertaking and that they have undertaken in both Iraq and Afghanistan. It is part of winning the war on terrorism and advancing freedom in the world.
But I think he will talk about their service and sacrifice and thank them for that service and sacrifice.
We’ll take that as a ‘no’.
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