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Thursday, April 19, 2007

 
"Death Is Terrible"

by digby

Just shoot me in the face. I missed this earlier and once again I am gobsmacked that a man who is less sophisticated and intellectually mature than the broccoli eating baby hamster is running the most powerful country on earth. It still amazes me. Every time.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Mr. President, how would you respond to the rather mistaken idea that the war in Iraq is becoming a war in Vietnam?

BUSH: Yes, thank you. The, there's a lot of differences. A first, the Iraqi people voted for a modern constitution. And then set up a government under that constitution.

Secondly, that's as opposed to two divided countries. North and south. The, in my judgment, the vast majority of people want to live underneath the constitution they passed. They want to live in peace. And what you're seeing is radical on the fringe, creating chaos and order to either get the people to lose confidence in the government or for us to leave.

A major difference as far as here at home is concerned as far as the military is it's an all-volunteer army. We need to keep it that way. By the way, the way you keep it that way is to make sure the troops have all they need to do their job and to make sure their families are happy.

And there are some similarities, of course. Death is terrible. There's no similarity, of course, is that Vietnam is the first time that a war was brought onto our TV screens to America on a regular basis. Looking around, looking for baby-boomers, I see a few of us here. A different, for the first time, the violence and horror of war was brought home. That's the way it is today.

Americans rightly so, are concerned about whether or not we can succeed in Iraq. Nobody wants to be there if we can't succeed, especially me. And these violence on our TV screens affects our frame of mind. Probably more so today than what took place in Vietnam.

I want to remind you that after Vietnam, after we'd left, the millions of people lost their life.


I guess while we were there is was like a spring day in Indiana.

Check out the YouTube of this is you haven't seen it over on Eschaton. It's even worse watching him struggle and stall and try so hard to figure out what he's supposed to say.

I will say it again. When a politician appears to be this stupid (and he seems exactly the same as he did when he was running for president in 2000) it's not a good idea to assume that it's just an act. Look at the results.


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