White House Press Secretary Tony Snow making shit up yesterday on CNN:
"The president understands people's impatience -- not impatience but how a war can wear on a nation. He understands that. If somebody had taken a poll in the Battle of the Bulge, I dare say people would have said, wow, my goodness, what are we doing here?Whaaaaat?
The Battle of the Bulge came at the end of World War II when Allied total victory over Germany was certain. The brief German counteroffensive in December 1944 went badly for American forces for a few days until bad weather cleared and the Germans were halted by air power and reinforcements. At no point during the Bulge did anyone on our side want to give up on the war.
As Juan Cole points out, this is just the latest in a long line of historical misrepresentations to come from this administration. It’s really, really embarrassing and just reinforces the perception of the intellectual laziness of the President and those around him.