Monday, June 16, 2003
Our truth and vocabulary limited President, rested from yet another long comfy weekend at one of the many Bush family compounds scattered across the Empire, today appropriately mingled with ravioli stuffers before struggling to deliver a campaign speech in Elizabeth, NJ.
White House staffers, protective of the cash-strapped BushCheney’04Inc, insisted the President’s remarks were non-political thereby ensuring taxpayer funding for today’s event. Mr. Bush, in reports from AP and Reuter’s, opened with an old standard before segway’ing (wink, wink) into a fresh spin point for this week’s Wurlitzer:
"When the economy is grinding down, when it's not as strong as it should be, when demand is lax, the best way to deal with an economic slowdown is to let people have more of their own money - to let people spend their own money, increase demand for goods and services, which is exactly what we did…Now there are some who would like to rewrite history, revisionist historians is what I like to call them…Saddam Hussein was a threat to America and the free world in '91, in '98, in 2003…This is for certain, Saddam Hussein is no longer a threat to the United States and our friends and allies."
Oddly, the President, in correctly describing those who rewrite history as "revisionist", doesn’t seem to grasp that history first must be written before it can be revised.
What we have seen during these post Iraq II weeks of WMD searches, leaks and resignations is history’s first draft being written.
Attention Karl-It might be wise to consider the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle before any future declarative sentences regarding Saddam Hussein’s fate.
Photo: Jason Reed-Reuter's
Update tues jun17: Great post by Tristero On Bush's New Jersey speech