Catch this sociopathic classic from the C+ Augustus when it was pointed out to him that Al Quaeda didn’t decide to “take their stand” in Iraq until after we invaded.
Bush: Clearly, one of the most important parts of my job because of 9/11 was to defend the security of the American people. There have been no attacks since I have been president, since 9/11. One of the major theaters against al Qaeda turns out to have been Iraq. This is where al Qaeda said they were going to take their stand. This is where al Qaeda was hoping to take …
Raddatz: But not until after the U.S. invaded.
Ready for the completely “out of step” retort? (Bad pun totally intended.)
Bush: Yeah, that’s right. So what?
Yeah, there’s more, and no doubt your wingnut friends will say you need to read/see the whole train wreck in context. In context, Bush just tries his old filibuster intimidation tactic he’s used so many times when he tries to run out the clock with memorized talking points.
As far as I’m concerned, it is what it is. The post hoc rationalization continues as if hundreds of thousands of people didn’t die at Bush’s hand. He’s not responsible, stuff happens, whatever, who cares.
I wonder in the inner place where my dreams become pink bunnies and pony rides if that’s how Bush will answer the charges against him at The Hague. “So What?”
Wow. Just, wow.
We’re gonna bring the boys (and girls) back home!
Keven Drum (soon to be a MoJo blogger), and his Carpetbagging replacement Steve Benen lay out the reasons this works so very well for Obama: Barack was right, the man with the plan. Maliki and Bush signed on to Barack’s idea. Even when McCain takes credit for “his” Surge making it all possible, he was wrong about what to do about the changed “conditions on the ground.”
The devil of course is in the details, but it looks like we’ll move out of the cities first, and if all hell doesn’t break loose, all the combat troops will be out by 2011. Iraq could be off the table by November. Hell, we might be talking strictly about domestic issues by next month.
Kevin’s other replacement, Hiltzoy, is all over the Details, Details … and how McCain can’t even keep track of how many houses he owns. Inconceivable that Grampy McSame could manage anything more complicated than matching up his own socks let alone balancing the national checkbook.
Whatever. The GOP spin on this thing will surely make me crazy, but I’ll worry about that later. We’re ending this god-awful fiasco and that’s the best news I’ve heard in a long time.
So it’s going to be Joe Biden.
So says KO.
Miss Julie says, “But he’s been so quiet. It’s not like him.”
“Exactly,” says I. “Someone in the Obama camp said, ‘Can you just SYFPH for a couple of weeks?’ It proves KO’s point.” I pause for a moment. “I like the pick. He’s the one guy who can call McCain (and Lieberman) on his BS. Think about it: Biden was there when McCain showed up on Day One in the Senate. And Biden had…”
“…the best line of the campaign.” says MJ. “‘A verb, a noun and 9/11.’”
“And can you see him in a debate with Bobby Jindal? He’ll roll right over him.”
“Right. He’d be like…”
“…Lloyd Bentsen. He’ll be all…”
“‘…Governor, you’re no Mahatma Gandhi.’”
Sometimes this blog just writes itself. Or, more accurately, somettimes Miss Julie writes it for me.
P.S. Biden contracts are trading at 16.0 this morning, second only to Bayh’s 27.0.