One sentence, primarily one word, in Bush’s press conference proves it. “The same folks that are bombing innocent people in Iraq were the ones who attacked us in America on September the 11th, and that’s why what happens in Iraq matters to the security here at home.” Dear readers, dear folks, the people blowing the crap out of themselves and hundreds of Iraqis every week are, well, just folks.
7/17 – Speaking of his success in fighting al Qaeda he said but for his “staying on the offensive” (fighting them “there”) they “”would have been a heck of a lot stronger today …” Heck! Aw shucks, I’m impressed with mighty Bush saved us from heck. My hero!
What a gold plated moron. I can’t believe one of his speech writers had this on a flash card for him to memorize before the press conference. “Folks” as in a group of folksy people.
His calling terrorists folks is pure Bush and proof our president is an idiot. And now to add to my original column, he’s trying pat himself on the back by telling us that al Qaeda would be a heck of a lot stronger if he wasn’t such a mighty mouse.
I hate to provide alternatives for our limited vocabulary president, but he could have called the bombers fanatics or zealots. He also could have said “significantly” stronger, though that does have five sylables and might tax his brain.
Perhaps to make up for this odd characterizationd Bush reverted back to the name calculated to induce the same trembling in us that the evermore cadaverous Michael Chertoff feels in his gut.
According to the New York Times he referred to al Qaeda at least 30 times.
Maybe he should call al Qaeda, to paraphrase the title of adman Jerry della Femina’s 1970 book1 about the advertising industry, the wonderful folks who brought us 9-11.
Of course he wants us to believe the fiction about fighting them there so we don’t have to fight them here. That nutsy theory has been so discredited that all but the certifiably paranoid still believe it. But Bush persists in playing Henny Penny running around trying to convince us all that unless we listen to his dire warnings that bin Laden clones will be falling out of the sky.
He’s an idiot who managed to sell his idiocy to lots of Americans for some time. But now he’s like a defeated political candidate who has thousands of left over bumper stickers and expects to sell them all on eBay.
Hell, remember all the “bin Laden Wanted Dead or Alive” stickers? I wonder how many of them are in the warehouses of all the companies still listed on Google as having them for sale.
Bush conveniently neglects reminding us that the man responsible for 9-11 is still at large somewhere in the border region between two countries that are presumably our allies.
Oh heck, what else can you expect from our idiot president?
1. When asked to come up with a slogan for Panasonic he jokingly said how how about “From those wonderful folks who gave you Pearl Harbor.” He later used this as the title of his book.