Friday, May 26, 2006

Stop the presses!

W professeses to have actually learned something!

In a press event yesterday with PM Blair, W expressed regret about his cowboy attitude:

Q Mr. President, you spoke about missteps and mistakes in Iraq. Could I ask both of you which missteps and mistakes of your own you most regret?

PRESIDENT BUSH: Sounds like kind of a familiar refrain here -- saying "bring it on," kind of tough talk, you know, that sent the wrong signal to people. I learned some lessons about expressing myself maybe in a little more sophisticated manner -- you know, "wanted dead or alive," that kind of talk. I think in certain parts of the world it was misinterpreted, and so I learned from that.

Wow! Big talk from The Decider. Okay, the "wanted dead or alive" thing was in reference to Bin Laden, not Iraq, but by now we all given up on trying to teach him the difference. So still kinda impressive, huh, to admit a mistake and vow to do better?

Too bad he disproves himself in the very next 4 sentences to come out of his mouth:
PRESIDENT BUSH: And I think the biggest mistake that's happened so far, at least from our country's involvement in Iraq is Abu Ghraib. We've been paying for that for a long period of time. And it's -- unlike Iraq, however, under Saddam, the people who committed those acts were brought to justice. They've been given a fair trial and tried and convicted.


Uh, Mr.'s not a very um, sophisticated thing to tell an easily proven lie. Especially when the abdication of responsibility regarding prisoner abuse from military and legal higher-ups is kind of a sore point.

Just, you know, FYI.


david said...


Ten years ago, no one could've made this presidency up.

dad said...

I will never support the impeachment of President Bush. Seems both senior and junior protected themselves against that by their choices for VP. Impeach the electorate would be my battle cry. However, I think the electorate is learning for themselves. What I am still trying to understand is how people could vote for this guy after 4 years of learning about him. He is sooooo transparent and he can not help himself. For someone that learned how to be well-liked to get by, his present, across-the-board unpopularity must be shaking his arrogance. If he was only smart enough to reach out and seek counsel from others outside his inner circle and rubber stamp party members. That, and to quit thinking God choose him to lead.