Cognitive dissonance

Bush's War Without End - Consortiumnews
In a nationally televised speech, George W. Bush laid out his vision for an indefinite military occupation of Iraq, essentially a war without end.

But the premier American newspapers followed the President's bidding and published headlines stressing his plan for modest troop cuts over the next year, albeit leaving more American soldiers in Iraq than there were at the start of 2007. Busy Americans just glancing at the headlines will likely miss this more important point.