And now for another edition of "How to smile and nod as the world goes to shit" starring my favorite liar, George W. Bush.
"I sent American troops to Iraq to defend our security not to stay as an occupying power."
Wow, that sounds good. We're not going to occupy Iraq AND we're safer. That's good to know. I feel much better! That's all I need to know... Unfortunately, earlier in his speech he said,
Given the recent increase in violence we'll maintain our troop level at the current 138,000 as long as necessary
You would think if we weren't going to occupy Iraq we'd have some sort of exit strategy... oh well, at least we're safer, right?
LONDON - Far from being crippled by the U.S.-led war on terror, al-Qaida has more than 18,000 potential terrorists scattered around the world and the war in Iraq is swelling its ranks, a report said Tuesday...
...The report suggested that the two military centerpieces of the U.S.-led war on terror — the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq — may have boosted al-Qaida.
Top prize goes W. on this speech. It takes real skill to stand up in front of a prime time audience and spew absolute bullshit and present it as the truth. I mean, he almost had me convinced that the proper pronunciation of Abu Ghraib, really was Abu guhhhhh beeee. I mean, you would think that he would have discussed the problems at the prison enough with his staff to have at least learned how to say it correctly, wait, that would imply that he gives a shit. I gotta say, I watched that little slip up on TIVO quite a few times because the look on his face when he saw the name coming really was priceless. Stay tuned for the next installment...