Thursday, May 06, 2004

On the Campaign Trail
Seeking to curb the growing damage to his political standing at home and America's reputation abroad, Mr. Bush took the extraordinary step of appearing on two Arab television networks to confront the allegations of abuse.
Yes, that's what it is about; that's what it has always been about. The Miserable Failure has never left the campaign trail, not even on the 'day that changed everything'. Yes, he appeared on two of three Arab TV networks, refusing to appear on Al Jazeera, because the Administation thinks that network spread lies. Hmmm. I would have thought that would have been where he found himself most comfortable. Not only did he not extend an apology (not that one was expected by Americans, as he couldn't be bothered to apologize to the 9/11 families for his failure), he lectured the Iraqi people.
'People in Iraq must understand that I view these practices as abhorrent,' Mr. Bush told Al-Hurra.

'They must also understand that what took place in that prison does not represent the America that I know. The America I know is a compassionate country that believes in freedom,' he continued. 'The America I know cares about every individual.'

'They must unnerstand that although we've known about this for months and have taken no correctitatve or punitivary actions, it doesn't mean Mericans don't care about the Iraki peoples that want freedom even though they have different color skin then Mericans. They must also unnerstand, justices will be served.'[Nitpicker emphasis and editorialization]
The preznit, going forth, proving yet again, you do not have to have brains to be extremely dangerous.


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