Thursday, July 24, 2003

Bush's Nose is Growing; Nobody Cares: "It has been exactly one week since the Washington Post ran a page one story quoting U.S. President George W. Bush as saying that the reason the U.S., 'along with other nations,'' invaded Iraq was because its brutal vicious dictator would not permit any weapons inspections.

"Here is the quote, from Bush's news conference with U.N. secretary general Kofi Annan, which CNN ran live last Monday. (The italicized emphasis is mine.) Asked about those infamous 16 words in his State of the Union Address about Iraq shopping in Niger for yellowcake uranium, the leader of the free world replied: 'The larger point is and the fundamental question is, did Saddam Hussein have a weapons program? And the answer is absolutely. And we gave him a chance to allow the inspectors in, and he wouldn't let them in. And, therefore, after a reasonable request, we decided to remove him from power ...'"

That would be a great clip to run repeatedly on prime time TV news around the world, it should be run until a correction is forced from the President. If the President is a moron and unfit for office then he should be exposed as such, until he proves otherwise or is hounded from office. But of course the media covers for Bush.

However, I think most people believe Bush is a kind of idiot, a bit like Ronald Reagan, and therefore extraordinary statements such as the above are more or less ignored. The systemic pattern of Administration lying, however, is another matter.

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