Sunday, September 24, 2006

Bush's Bad Grammar

Unbelievable. Click Here
for carpetbagger's great piece on the following exchange between Wolf Blitzer and President Bush:

BLITZER: Let's move on and talk a little bit about Iraq. Because this is a huge, huge issue, as you know, for the American public, a lot of concern that perhaps they are on the verge of a civil war, if not already a civil war…. We see these horrible bodies showing up, tortured, mutilation. The Shia and the Sunni, the Iranians apparently having a negative role. Of course, al Qaeda in Iraq is still operating.

BUSH: Yes, you see — you see it on TV, and that's the power of an enemy that is willing to kill innocent people. But there's also an unbelievable will and resiliency by the Iraqi people…. Admittedly, it seems like a decade ago. I like to tell people when the final history is written on Iraq, it will look like just a comma because there is — my point is, there's a strong will for democracy.

How do you like that? The Commander in Chief of the United States says that the whole story of your child'd/husband's/wife's/mother's/father's death in Iraq will be nothing but "a comma" in the history of Iraq. Unbelievable insensitivity and stupidity, especially in light of the recent findings in the 30-page National Intelligence Estimate, which (from the WaPo) "cites the 'centrality' of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, and the insurgency that has followed, as the leading inspiration for new Islamic extremist networks and cells that are united by little more than an anti-Western agenda. It concludes that, rather than contributing to eventual victory in the global counterterrorism struggle, the situation in Iraq has worsened the U.S. position, according to officials familiar with the classified document."

So all of the death and destruction in Iraq (and here at home for the families of servicepeople killed or injured)--and the now-confirmed region- and world-wide instability it has fueled--will be "just a comma"? What else do we need to hear from this President to finally and at long last KNOW that he is not only criminally clueless but breathtakingly negligent in all the ways that matter?

God help us.

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