Bush Unscripted

by | Sep 16, 2006 | Stress Blog | 7 comments

And I thought his speeches were pathetic…

Here are a couple of parts of Bush’s Friday press conference that warrant some review (There are more, but I no longer have the patience.):

“QUESTION: Mr. President, former Secretary of State Colin Powell says the world is beginning to doubt the moral basis of our fight against terrorism. If a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former secretary of state feels this way, don’t you think that Americans and the rest of the world are beginning to wonder whether you’re following a flawed strategy?

BUSH: If there’s any comparison between the compassion and decency of the American people and the terrorist tactics of extremists, it’s flawed logic.

It’s just – I simply can’t accept that.”

Thing is, Colin Powell, lying war criminal that he is, didn’t compare Bush to the terrorists. He simply said that when the President of the United States goes to Capital Hill demanding authority to torture people and use their coerced “confessions” in military “courts,” the basic bankrupt assumption of the American government’s power overseas – that they are killing people for their own good – is undermined. And that if foreigners quit believing in “our” benevolent motives (did anyone, ever?), it will make it more difficult to maintain our world empire over them.

Far too little, and way too late for you, Colin.

But Bush’s guilty conscience seems to have gotten in the way of his ability to address the question (What argument could he have made?), and he managed to instead only indict himself as the terrorist he was trying to deny he was to the question that was not asked:

“It’s unacceptable to think that there’s any kind of comparison between the behavior of the United States of America and the action of Islamic extremists who kill innocent women and children to achieve an objective.”

So The Evil Terrorists

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