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November 14, 2005


Here's my favorite part from George W. Bush's speech today:

...only one person manipulated evidence and misled the world -- and that person was Saddam Hussein.

Insane projection doesn't get much more insanely projectiony than that. I only wish Bush had also said:

Only one person here is named George W. Bush. And that person is Saddam Hussein.
Posted at November 14, 2005 08:51 PM | TrackBack

Well, what do you expect. He only understands force.

Posted by: clete at November 14, 2005 10:18 PM

Uh, it seems to me we have more than enough evidence that Saddam Hussein was definitely NOT manipulating evidence and misleading anyone. He. Did. Not. Have. WMD! And he said so.

Posted by: oldguy at November 15, 2005 01:45 AM

I am so glad that you are wasting your time reading Bush speeches so that I don't have to.


Posted by: mk at November 15, 2005 08:07 AM

Of course Bush can't have misled the world! In the first place, words by virtue of being uttered by him can't be misleading. This is because either his intentions were good or he has a dispensation that makes his errors -- and surely the deception was at worst an error -- not only forgiveable, but true points of pride. In some ways, the more wrong you are, the more highly that speaks of your character.

It follows, then, that being intentionally, egregiously, wrong makes him a better person than someone who tries to get things right and tell the truth. Saddam bin Laden was a very bad man. He's in prison now and washing his underpants by hand. Surely no one can object to that? All's well that ends well.

If that's difficult to follow, think of it like this. You drive your car through a red light everyday. Nothing bad has happened as a result of that. One day you hit another car. The left wingers are arguing that a pattern of reckless, illegal driving culminated in an accident. I am arguing that the many times nothing bad happened should count in the favor of the driver :-)

Posted by: Rotary Public at November 15, 2005 10:32 AM

I remember watching TV interviews in October 2002 with a person from the CIA and a person from the National Security Agency. Both were stating that Sadam had no connections to Al Quada and had no capability to make WMD. But the NSA guy uttered a suprising remark. (Paraphrased) If we do invade Iraq, he said, we will have fixed the Hussen problem, but then what do we do about the Bush problem?

Now I know what he meant.

Posted by: Silverbird at November 15, 2005 12:55 PM

I submit that the people at fault were those who were misled. Observe:

Let's say I tell Dolph, who has just moved to the big city from the German countryside, that the Mayor is a giant lobster. Dolph immediately runs out and purchases the largest pair of lobster tongs he can find. You might say that I misled Dolph.

But if I said the EXACT SAME THING to Marlena, who has been living in the city for twenty-two years, she would know that I'm merely referring to the Mayor's nickname, "Ol' Lobster-Hands", and would only laugh politely in response to my comment.

So can I really be blamed for Dolph's ignorance? Not hardly.

Posted by: saurabh at November 15, 2005 04:56 PM


Dolph can be educated. Your can only be eradicated.

Posted by: Alexis S at November 16, 2005 08:49 AM