Thursday, June 17, 2004


Bush Disputes al Qaida-Saddam Conclusion

Well, there's a shocker: a group collects the evidence, judges it, and determines that Bush was wrong. Does Bush then acknowledge his error? No--he insists he was right, all evidence to the contrary be damned. Frankly, this attitude is so commonplace in the Bush White House it's surprising it's considered news anymore.

I guess that means this buried gem isn't news, either, but it does confirm that Bush is not just delusional, but pretty much insane:

Asked whether he was disappointed that Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld had improperly held an Iraqi prisoner in secret for more than seven months in violation of the Geneva Conventions, Bush replied: "The secretary and I discussed that for the first time this morning. ... I'm never disappointed in my secretary of defense. He's doing a fabulous job and America's lucky to have him in the position he's in."

Yeah, that's right--we're lucky. Lucky that Rumsfeld helped the Administration make mincemeat of the Geneva Conventions and put American soldiers who are captured at great risk of being tortured. Lucky that Rumsfeld had no apparent plan for post-war Iraq. Lucky that Rumsfeld has aided and abetted Bush in decimating our international stature. Remind me to send him a thank-you card.

1 comment:

McKenzie said...

See Frank Kaplan's article in Slate today to see why Bush isn't as wrong - technically - as you say he is. He doesn't say what you think he says, he says what he can get away with. He just says it in a way to make you think he said something that isn't true.