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12.14.2005

The prez is giving more speeches

With the president's poll numbers in the tank, he's giving speeches all week on the leadup to the next round of elections in Iraq. While most of what he's saying isn't new, there are bits of new material.

On Monday, the president was asked about the the number of Iraqi civilian casulaties. For the first time, the public was given an estimate by the administration.

"I would say 30,000, more or less, have died as a result of the initial incursion and the ongoing violence against Iraqis," Bush said. "We've lost about 2,140 of our own troops in Iraq."

What struck me almost more than him actually giving out a number was the matter of fact manner in which he said it.

Today, he said he takes responsibility for the intelligence being wrong. However, taking responsibility means more than just saying you're doing so. That George the younger hasn't fired Donald Rumsfeld yet for the craptastic war plan speaks volumes about just how much responsibility he's taking.

Something is seriously wrong with this man.

3 Comments:

At 12/14/2005 12:12:00 PM, Blogger Gary Freedman said...

God Bless President Bush.

 
At 12/14/2005 08:57:00 PM, Blogger cambridgeJason said...

Worse yet, he followed the “30,000 deaths” statement with a joke. The idiot has impeccable timing.

 
At 12/14/2005 10:06:00 PM, Blogger Robola said...

This post at Crooked Timber is pretty insightful on Bush's grasp of logic. I think after witnessing so many moments like this, where he just fails to grasp what he's saying, that it's not a mental illness or any other medical diagnosis I've seen floated out. I think he's simply a clod.

 

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