There was a particularly telling exchange, in my humble opinion, at a recent Presidential news conference:
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The president continued:
You know, I've heard this theory about everything was just fine until we arrived, and kind of "we're going to stir up the hornet's nest" theory. It just doesn't hold water, as far as I'm concerned. The terrorists attacked us and killed 3,000 of our citizens before we started the freedom agenda in the Middle East.
Q: What did Iraq have to do with that?
THE PRESIDENT: What did Iraq have to do with what?
Q: The attack on the World Trade Center?
THE PRESIDENT: Nothing, except for it's part of -- and nobody has ever suggested in this administration that Saddam Hussein ordered the attack. Iraq was a -- the lesson of September the 11th is, take threats before they fully materialize....Nobody has ever suggested that the attacks of September the 11th were ordered by Iraq.
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Well, nobody in the Administration except, umm, Dickey Cheney, and other neo-cons. And outside the Administration, myriad neo-con talking heads.
In fact, in the immediately preceeding comments, the Bush himself uttered that very suggestion, hoping, apparently, that the Press was too stupified to notice.
The Administration is talking out of both sides of its mouth.
The Repulican's are supporting Joe Lieberman (ex-Democrat, tossed out on his back side for his support of many Bush policies).
Either by directly supporting him, as 3 Republican candidates are, or by refusing to support the official Republican candidate, (both Mehlman and Bush refused to support the offical Republican candidate), the ultra right, fascist like wing of the Republican Party and Lieberman, have shown their true colors.
Add this to the fact that most Republicans in Connecticut (as well as most foaming at the screen right wing bloggers and drooling heads) support Lieberman, at we see that my previous comments about Lieberman being a true Republican were right on the money.
Bush and Israel certainly got Chutzpah. I give 'em that much.
To blame Hezbollah for the destruction in Lebanon, for the deaths of so many civilians, is beyond Chutzpah. To actually believe it, is a sign of mental illness.
Yeah, yeah, sure, sure, we all know Hezbollah "started it" by launching an "incursion" into Israel and kidnapping a couple of Soldiers. Umm, let me repeat that: "Soldiers". Not Civilians, not Women and Children, but Soldiers.
But did Israel, with the Blessings of Fearless Leader, (I'm the Decider), Bush, have to attempt to bomb Lebanon back into the Stone Age?
The only explosions in Beruit were from Israel delivered bombs, US made, carried by US made planes, and US made helicopters.
Did any Hezbollah rockets land in Beruit? No. Only using the contorted logic of those who are "infallible" can one attempt to blame Hezbollah for the carnage in Lebanon.
Such hypocrisy and arrogance are beyond the range of sanity.
You can certainly blame Hezbollah for "starting" the current madness, but you cannot blame them for the damage inflicted upon Lebanon.
For that, the blame lies squarely with Israel, and the current United States Adminstration.
The blood of innocents covers your hands and your souls.