Do as they say, not as they do

Turns out that some of the staunchest defenders of the Bush administration’s “everything’s going great” propaganda are, well, afraid to visit the place.

The Defense Department invited 21 people to travel to Iraq from November 2 to 7 and told us that they would limit the delegation to 17. Of the original 21 invitees, only three of us accepted. Those who turned down the invitation included Fred Barnes, Jackson Diehl, William Safire and George Will. After they extended more invitations, eventually 10 people accepted.

Via Kos (to whom, incidentally, heartfelt congratulations on the new arrival are due).