Hitting rock bottom on low expectations…

Arianna Huffington previews the Bush administration’s assessment of the “surge”. She quotes Ryan Crocker, U.S. ambassador to Iraq:

“It’s definitely not by any means a universally negative picture.” Translation: Don’t believe the facts, believe us!
You know the soft bigotry of the Bush administration’s low expectations for Iraq has finally hit bottom when “Hey, we’re doing slightly better than universally negative!” has become the rallying cry.