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after pinning the blame on someone else like he always seems to do (this time, cia director george tenet), i thought it was pretty big of george w to actually say he considered himself responsible today. oh, no, he wasn't talking about the niger document or his state of the union address (both bogus claims). no, he was taking credit for the coalition that brought 'freedom' to iraqis and making the world safer. yeah:
"i take responsibility for putting troops into action. i take responsibility for making the tough decision to put together a coalition to remove saddam hussein."
that was pretty big of george, uh?
take credit, but never responsibility.
this doesn't even make you appear like you're a fucking leader, so stop trying, okay?
but two things:
one, he just put his neck out in a time of rising turmoil amongst his people as to whether the troops should be in iraq or not. pretty foolish; even for him.
two, can a foreign state now go ahead and attack the united states because they are 'an enemy' and are making the world unstable? seems like they can if you follow bushco's way of thinking. let me know when this stops being about empire-building.
ps. i was trying to get the president's email address so i could link it from here; here's the contact page. the first pulldown menu asks you to choose between: i want to write a supporting comment to president george w. bush and i want to write a differing opinion to president george w. bush. lmao!
guess which part of 'president bush welcomes your views, suggestions, and concerns' is false. lol
'by the people, for the people' my ass.
i hope you guys are getting tired of it.
in the meantime, here's cheney's email.
just thought about this.
everyone in the bushco camp attacked the airwaves this week to say how the niger document thing was only 16 words and wasn't the main reason for going to war, etc etc.
okay. first off, those are the first 16 words. don't think you're gonna be safe after that because there's also the al qaeda-saddam link that doesn't exist, the imminent threat, and on and on. try all you want to salvage this one, but you seem to be severely short-sighted. our case is not hinging on the niger document; this is just the beginning.
the whole case for war was bogus from the beginning. we've been picking away at it. now the press seems to be sniffing around (finally).
second, even if your whole case wasn't resting on the niger document, the fact is that you lied to the american congress and its people. that's a hell of a lot of people to make angry, isn't it?
and see how blair referred to 1988 iraq to 'prove' that they 'could' get uranium?
and then bush mentioned 1991 again.
it's been 12 years and a fucking world war.
and you haven't found one ounce of chemical, nuclear (bush still can't pronounce it right - he actually said nukular again this afternoon!), or biological weapons. bush reiterated that they did possess them in his speech this very afternoon; which i thought that was extremely foolish on his part.
they're so deep in pr mode right now that they can't see straight. good. make them think on their heels for a little while.
Posted by Sam | 7:53 PM