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Hornswaggle is an alternate spelling of hornswoggle, an archaic word that means to bamboozle or hoodwink. I take my pronunciation from the late Harvey Korman in "Blazing Saddles" --

"I want rustlers, cutthroats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, conmen, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswagglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass kickers, shit kickers and Methodists!"

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The problem is we weren't allowed to shoot enough people

Apparently Bush is about to announce that one way to ensure victory with his exciting new plan is to allow our soldiers to start killing people more indiscriminately:

"Rules of engagement -- where troops could go, who they could go after -- were severely restricted by politics in Baghdad," Bartlett said. "That's going to change as well."

Nice. You know who this plan will play well with? Iraqi civilians.

[UPDATE: Actually, it appears Bartlett's quote refers to how Sadr City and other areas of Baghdad will no longer be off-limits to American troops. I've only just returned to blogging and already a screw-up.]

.: posted by hornswaggler 5:58 PM

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