The vertically challenged alcoholics of America were stunned when George W Bush announced that he would be raising all bars because of difficulties in Iraq.
Apparently, the president was supposed to say that he was raising the bar on American military operations in Iraq, but he was not familiar with modern speak.
Midgets, Dwarfs and little old ladies were alarmed by the shocking news and said that they already had problems climbing on to high bar stools.
Safety groups raised concerns about the extra distance that drunks would fall if bars were raised.
A spokesperson for tall American people was delighted by the news and stated that it was about time that the PC brigade started paying attention to the normal people in society.
The medical profession concluded that the extra altitude would have negligible effect on the rate that alcohol would be absorbed by drinkers.
A White House spokesperson suggested that small ladders could be used by the little people of America in order to climb on the bar stools.