3.23.2006

The last two days have been satire but today it's time to get serious. Since this is the third anniversary week of the start of war in Iraq, it only seems fitting to devote this week to the atrocities of the Bush administration whether it be through satire or real life. In my visits today amongst the blogsphere I noticed that Lisa and Mike both had posts on Bush's press conference so without further ado...

I'm talking about Iraq
I liked this exchange in yesterday's press conference with the president. It really demonstrates how Bush still tries to mix up Iraq and Afghanistan as if they were the same country. It still needed one more follow up Q(uestion): Didn't we kick out weapons inspectors to start the war in Iraq this time?

THE PRESIDENT: ...Helen. After that brilliant performance at the Grid Iron, I am -- (laughter.)

Q You're going to be sorry. (Laughter.)

THE PRESIDENT: Well, then, let me take it back. (Laughter.)

Q I'd like to ask you, Mr. President, your decision to invade Iraq has caused the deaths of thousands of Americans and Iraqis, wounds of Americans and Iraqis for a lifetime. Every reason given, publicly at least, has turned out not to be true. My question is, why did you really want to go to war? From the moment you stepped into the White House, from your Cabinet -- your Cabinet officers, intelligence people, and so forth -- what was your real reason? You have said it wasn't oil -- quest for oil, it hasn't been Israel, or anything else. What was it?

THE PRESIDENT: I think your premise -- in all due respect to your question and to you as a lifelong journalist -- is that -- I didn't want war. To assume I wanted war is just flat wrong, Helen, in all due respect --

Q Everything --

THE PRESIDENT: Hold on for a second, please.

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12 comments:

The Phoenix said...

What is he joking about the Grid Iron? I don't get it. It seems grossly inappropriate.

Jolynn said...

I hate how people BELIEVE that Iraq and Afghanistan are the same country. Hello! Get a clue!

Karen said...

phoenix~ I think he was trying to divert attention away from the war questions.

jolynn~ If people *want* to believe something bad enough, they will... scary, huh!?!

sabatkes said...

I fixed the link on the site. Sent the Bush sticker to several people! :)

Karen said...

sabatkes~ i went back, now i'm slurrin' my words!

yea on the sticker!!

Canadian Dude said...

Letterman monologue Last night:

"3 out of 5 Americans think Bush should be impeached. President Bush replies.....I like peaches"

Karen said...

cd~ that's a good one, made my day! ROTFLMAO!!

Nonentity said...

Am no American but have been there once for like 3 months(and sadly the time when Bush was elected)..Its a great place you guys have for urself, too bad with Bush taking the reins it will not last long..

Cant you kick up a revolution or something and kick him out?

Karen said...

nonentity~ we're tryin' to kick him out through impeachment.

Thanks for stoppin' by.

Jack K. said...

To add more fuel to the fire David Brin has some words describing the core issue is ineptitude. I think you will find this of interest.

Thirty plus years ago I was in Nam when Rumsfeld did his magic bs that is similar to what he is doing now. Brin says it much more eloquently than I. So I will let him do so.

Lisa M said...

Thanks for the link back to my site, if you can quote me, on the first paragraph you copied from Lam(b) that would be even cooler since that is my original writing.

Thanks! Glad you're spreading the word. Its almost over - thank god for the 22nd amendment! Although maybe Clinton could have just kept being president if it weren't for the 22nd... hummm.

Karen said...

lisa~ "if you can quote me, on the first paragraph you copied from Lam(b) that would be even cooler since that is my original writing"...

...havin' a *brain fart* on this one, guess you'll havta spell it out for me! {grin}