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ResistTheCoup Donating Member (385 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:14 AM
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"Marching Off the Cliff"
Edited on Tue May-25-04 12:20 AM by ResistTheCoup

Free-falling in the polls, Bush stayed with the same tough-guy message. But Michael Lind, Karen Kwiatkowski, Ruy Teixeira and others say he landed with a splat, while AEI's Michael Rubin says the speech was "a good start."

May 25, 2004 | Michael Lind, senior fellow at the New America Foundation and author of "Made in Texas: George W. Bush and the Southern Takeover of American Politics."

George W. Bush began and ended his speech with a brazen lie. He claimed that the United States is in Iraq to fight al-Qaida.

Before the war, Bush, Cheney and the neoconservatives did all they could to convince the American people that there was some link between Saddam Hussein's tyranny in Iraq and al-Qaida. They succeeded in deceiving a large number of Americans. Now Bush is trying the same trick again. He is trying to justify his failed and unnecessary war in Iraq by parading, once again, the corpses of those murdered by Osama bin laden and his followers in New York, Washington and Bali. The shamelessness of George W. Bush is matched only by his contempt for the intelligence of the American people.

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punpirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:32 AM
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1. I believe there was a study done a few years ago...
... the upshot of which was that people who weren't that bright tended to see the rest of the world as inferior to themselves, and that, of course, made them dangerous to themselves and to others.

George didn't start out a raging intellect, and has self-immolated more than his share of brain cells over the years. Certainly, he would think that the al-Qaeda lie would fly.

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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:23 AM
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2. "A brazen lie"
That about sizes it up.
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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:57 AM
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3. Gawd, Chimpy looks like he's about to puke !!!
Get out of the way !!!

:puke: :puke: :puke:
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