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Bush’s “Tiny Constituency” For Iraq

Today’s Great Moment in Media Hyperbole is brought to you by CNN’s Brian Todd.

Hyperbole Alert
Todd introduced a segment on an alleged “GOP Revolt Over Iraq War” with the words:

TODD: The President, famously quoted as saying he won’t leave Iraq even if the only ones still with him are his wife and dog. Is he getting closer to that tiny constituency? 

On an ironic note, the segment also featured a quote from Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, who said, “There is a mid-term election taking place in the United States, and the extremist elements [in Iraq] understand the power of the media.”  
Video here.

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