Friday, October 08, 2004

pResident "Not Me" Speaks

Ask a simple question, get a convoluted but very revealing answer:

GRABEL: President Bush, during the last four years, you have made thousands of decisions that have affected millions of lives. Please give three instances in which you came to realize you had made a wrong decision, and what you did to correct it. Thank you.

BUSH: I have made a lot of decisions, and some of them little, like appointments to boards you never heard of, and some of them big.

(What the hell is this irrelevant shit he's mumbling about? Answer the frickin' question already!)

And in a war, there's a lot of -- there's a lot of tactical decisions that historians will look back and say: He shouldn't have done that. He shouldn't have made that decision. And I'll take responsibility for them. I'm human.

(Mr. Take Responsibility For His Mistakes immediately offers up the universal apologia "I'm human" to take the sting off.)

But on the big questions, about whether or not we should have gone into Afghanistan, the big question about whether we should have removed somebody in Iraq, I'll stand by those decisions, because I think they're right.


That's really what you're -- when they ask about the mistakes, that's what they're talking about. They're trying to say, "Did you make a mistake going into Iraq?" And the answer is, "Absolutely not." It was the right decision.

The Duelfer report confirmed that decision today, because what Saddam Hussein was doing was trying to get rid of sanctions so he could reconstitute a weapons program. And the biggest threat facing America is terrorists with weapons of mass destruction.

(Oh, good Lord. So now we DECLARED WAR ON A COUNTRY because they were trying to get rid of sanctions and reconstitute a weapons program?? Who can keep up with the B*sh flip flops? And if the biggest threat is terrorists w/ WMD, why did we go into Iraq?)

We knew he hated us. We knew he'd been -- invaded other countries. We knew he tortured his own people.

(All this stammering is to admit Mistake #1: the Iraq War.)

On the tax cut, it's a big decision. I did the right decision. Our recession was one of the shallowest in modern history.

(Admits Mistake #2: Tax cuts.)

Now, you asked what mistakes. I made some mistakes in appointing people, but I'm not going to name them. I don't want to hurt their feelings on national TV.

(Admits Mistake #3: Appointments.)

But history will look back, and I'm fully prepared to accept any mistakes that history judges to my administration, because the president makes the decisions, the president has to take the responsibility.

(Boy, w. sure does like to talk about "history" judging him. Could it be that he hopes his judgment comes when he is loooong gone, that he cannot handle the truth of his actions when faced with them in real time?)