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Wednesday, July 21, 2004
 
Reality challenged.
We have a president who takes pride in not reading newspapers. He gets all of the information he needs about the outside world from his staff. Maybe that's not such a good idea.  

Bush:
"... Remember, we discovered mass graves with hundreds of thousands of men and women, and children, clutching their little toys, as a result of this person's brutality."
But in fact, that hadn't happened. Not in November 2003 when this interview was taped, and not now. I'm not claiming that Saddam wasn't a bad guy who killed a lot of people. He was. He did. The point here is that our chief executive doesn't have a clue as to what is really  happening in the great big world outside the beltway. This recent article shows that even Tony Blair can eventually figure it out:
"...Downing Street has admitted to The Observer that repeated claims by Tony Blair that '400,000 bodies had been found in Iraqi mass graves' is untrue, and only about 5,000 corpses have so far been uncovered."
But not George Bush. Don't hold your breath waiting for an admission of error; George doesn't make mistakes, remember? If this was an isolated occurrence that would be one thing, but this goes on all the time. Remember Cheney insisting on Iraq/Al Qaeda ties? Or George claiming that the weapons labs had been found? 

These things are not true. They didn't happen. The whole world knows this; even our "allies" in this misguided adventure.

But not the White House. Doesn't that worry you? (Thanks, Kos)

 


 
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“There’s a lot of money to pay for this that doesn’t have to be U.S. taxpayer money, and it starts with the assets of the Iraqi people…and on a rough recollection, the oil revenues of that country could bring between $50 and $100 billion over the course of the next two or three years…We’re dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon.” -Paul Wolfowitz

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