Thursday, November 17, 2005

I Thought The President Gets All the Cards, Not Just The Same Ones We Had

True, birds of a feather do flock together. But when you president admits he had the "same" level of intelligence when making his decision to bomb the shit out of another country, frankly, I'm a bit disappointed. My impression was that the president had ALL the information that was available to make an effective decision. Back when we didn't know as much about the prelude to war, I gave him the benefit of the doubt. Not any more. I don't believe him, not in the slightest. Now I see him as a partisan political hack who is trying to further divide the country based on simply those who agree and those who disagree with him and his ilk. These folks are not only cowards, but disingenuous. Check out this Q & A from South Korea:
Q Mr. President, Vice President Cheney called it reprehensible for critics to question how you took the country to war, but Senator Hagel says it's patriotic to ask those kinds of questions. Who do you think is right?

PRESIDENT BUSH: The Vice President.

Q Why?

PRESIDENT BUSH: Well, look, ours is a country where people ought to be able to disagree, and I expect there to be criticism. But when Democrats say that I deliberately misled the Congress and the people, that's irresponsible. They looked at the same intelligence I did, and they voted -- many of them voted to support the decision I made. It's irresponsible to use politics. This is serious business making -- winning this war. But it's irresponsible to do what they've done. So I agree with the Vice President.

Q -- (inaudible) --

PRESIDENT BUSH: I think people ought to be allowed to ask questions. It is irresponsible to say that I deliberately misled the American people when it came to the very same intelligence they looked at, and came to the -- many of them came to the same conclusion I did. Listen, I -- patriotic as heck to disagree with the President. It doesn't bother me. What bothers me is when people are irresponsibly using their positions and playing politics. That's exactly what is taking place in America.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Presidential denials, an indicator that Karl Rove is no longer in charge. What the President is doing with every denial is reminding everyone that he lied. He's pissing on his shoes. Incredible!

Attempting to rope in as co-conspirators Congressmen who voted to permit the President to wage war (not require him to wage war), is futile because they were misled. Bush's argument is that I'm the President and I lied to you and you were a fool to believe me.

It was the President's duty to reveal every negative and countervailing view of intelligence he knew. He didn't. He gamed the Congress and he won. Now he has to live with the Congress being pissed. Republican congressmen are pissed.

The country can't be left to drift. Bush needs to be impeached or convinced to resign before that happens. No one believes a word he says.