One of the (numerous) extraordinarily ignored events was when, last Spring, Bush kept saying that the failure of Democrats to pass a spending bill quickly enough was going to cause longer deployment times for troops. This, of course, didn't make any sense at all, but as it goes these days it didn't stop the press from reporting it as if it made sense.
And then, of course, someone in the Pentagon leaked the fact that the plan was to... extend troop deployments.
And we all just moved on. La la la la la.