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May 25, 2007

I've Been Warned About A Lot Of Things


Q Mr. President, a new Senate report this morning contends that your administration was warned before the war that by invading Iraq you would actually give Iran and al Qaeda a golden opportunity to expand their influence, the kind of influence you were talking about with al Qaeda yesterday, and with Iran this morning. Why did you ignore those warnings, sir?

THE PRESIDENT: Ed, going into Iraq we were warned about a lot of things, some of which happened, some of which didn't happen.

A few days ago I decided to fill up my bathtub with highly-flammable acetone, store three tons of white phosophorus in my dining room, and turn on all the burners on my stove. I was warned about a lot of things:

• my house could explode
• my five children might die
• my neighbors' homes could catch on fire
• the dry brush on the nearby hill might ignite into a major, out-of-control blaze

Some of these happened, and some of them didn't. Yes, my house did explode. And my neighbors' homes all burned down. But the larger blaze was put out by several hundred state firefighters—and only three of my children died!

It's really incredible that these carping critics are bringing up the "warnings" now, when so many of them have been proven wrong.

Posted at May 25, 2007 07:31 PM | TrackBack

Life is so unfair! And you know politicians and world leaders never like to look back. The reason given for this is that they are always looking ahead. Golly don’t those people know that? Bush has actually told us he never looks back and so has Wolfowitz so why can’t these people leave them alone? Looking ahead, their noble brow to the wind, against all odds, looking to the future, leaders of nations, people of steely resolve how grand it all is.

Posted by: rob payne at May 25, 2007 09:15 PM

I guess it's hard to see very far ahead through that bullet-proof glass WE provide for them.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at May 25, 2007 11:10 PM

Mike, Yeah, it is hard to believe they are looking ahead… and yeah we help them on their way, it is the sad truth of it.

Posted by: rob payne at May 26, 2007 01:20 AM

"We"? helped them?? They weren't listening to "us".

Posted by: namvetted at May 26, 2007 11:46 AM

namvetted: Maybe the airconditioning is too loud for them to hear us.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at May 26, 2007 12:05 PM

namvetted: Maybe the airconditioning is too loud for them to hear us.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at May 26, 2007 12:09 PM

Good news and bad news TINY REVOLUTIONARIES, the good news is , the Revolution started yesterday. The bad news is , It's ALL THREE BRANCHES of government that's REVOLTING against it's taskmasters, THE AMERICAN CITIZENRY.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at May 26, 2007 12:18 PM

I am not convinced that our continued presence in Iraq is a matter of the dems not listening to us. A vast number of the American public would most certainly support the occupation of Iraq as long as it had been successful. Yes the democrats were voted into the majority with the false assumption that the dems would end the occupation but that is only because the occupation did not work. Most of the criticism coming from the dem leadership is based on the idea that they could have invaded Iraq and been smarter about it, would in fact have been triumphant what ever that means which I guess would be a puppet government in Iraq who would do our bidding. If the invasion of Iraq had been successful meaning that we had been able to brutalize the Iraq population into fawning submission you can bet the majority of Americans would be waving their flags and celebrating yet more proof of American superiority. After all it is our manifest destiny to force our way of life on every other country on the planet, long live MacDonald’s.

Posted by: rob payne at May 26, 2007 03:54 PM

The Dems' position is not only immoral: it's supremely dumb!

On two counts:

1. By opposing the war in every way that doesn't actually involve opposing anything, they believe they'll win in '08. At this point a Dem orangutan would win in '08, so perhaps those calculations are too clever by half, but never mind.

2. By not cutting off funding now, the Dems will inherit the war. Then they'll have to keep the war going for 4 years because of US Politics Rule #1: people "soft on defense" never stop wars.

Which means Jeb Bush will take over in 2012.

Posted by: Bernard Chazelle at May 26, 2007 05:01 PM

Immoral and dumb, sounds right to me but who ever said you need smarts to be a leader? All any good leader needs is great hair and a complete lack of any sense of decency. Well it is the dems war now alright and they just may be dumb enough to believe their own rhetoric thinking they will achieve in Iraq what the Bushies could not. Their plan of course is to redeploy which means switching to the use of more air power which includes the use of cluster bombs which when dropped one single cluster bomb covers an area the size of a football field. All this will accomplish is more civilian deaths. By the way this is what Bush plans to do also so the dem plan is merely an extension of the Bush plan. We didn’t build 14 permanent military bases and the world’s largest embassy in Iraq for naught. Tis amazing what good hair can achieve. Sunny days are coming.

Posted by: rob payne at May 26, 2007 06:15 PM

rob payne: Not to brag but I have a full head of hair (hippie style, but am willing to get that 400 dollar haircut if it will help), and a couple of quarts of whiskey will cure that decency thing. Need equally drunk CONSULTANTS as ALL my friends are against the war. A fair hand at lying and bullshit also.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at May 26, 2007 07:09 PM

Hey Mike, you can count on my vote!

Posted by: rob payne at May 26, 2007 09:02 PM

rob payne: Feel Free to write me in.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at May 27, 2007 01:07 PM