Saturday, February 24, 2007

A practice GRE/LSAT question

For students -- or emancipated adults looking to change careers -- nothing is more terrifying than the prospect of taking the GRE (or LSAT) after almost four years (or more) of freedom from standardized tests. Before investing in an GRE or LSAT prep course, see if you can answer this gem, courtesy of Dick Cheney.

Asked for comment by reporters on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Representative Jack Murtha's call for troop withdrawal and redeployment from Iraq, the Vice-President had this to say:

"I think, in fact, if we were to do what Speaker Pelosi and Congressman Murtha are suggesting, all we’ll do is validate the al Qaeda strategy. I think that’s exactly the wrong course to go on. I think that’s the course of action that Speaker Pelosi and Jack Murtha support. I think it would be a huge mistake for the country."

Asked for comment on British Prime Minister Tony Blair's decision this week to call for 1,600 British troops, half its force, to leave Iraq by mid-2007, Cheney said:

"I look at it and see it is actually an affirmation that there are parts of Iraq where things are going pretty well."

So . . . here you go. Congressional lawmakers decide that it's time to start a real discussion about leaving Iraq and that's aiding and abetting al-Qaeda. But when the British Prime Minister, pressured by domestic political forces, decides that nothing will be accomplished by his country remaining in Iraq, it's a sign that we're making forward progress.

Figure that one out and you can pick the school of your choice.

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