Monday, November 20, 2006

Bush Touts His "Hard Decisions" On Iraq

President Bush, speaking in Indonesia, said he welcomed the fact that thousands of people had been demonstrating for days across the sprawling archipelago against his visit and policies in Iraq and the Middle East.

“I applaud a society where people are free to come out and express their opinion,” he told a press conference with his host, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. “It’s not the first time people have shown up to express their views on my policies. That’s what happens when you make hard decisions.”

This is a classic example of Bush spin. Bush's decision to ignore intelligence saying there was no link between Iraq and Al Qaeda? "Hard." Bush's decision not to reign in people in his administration from continuing to make that connection? "Hard." Bush's decision not to listen to generals who said we needed more troops in Iraq from the get-go? "Hard." Bush's decision to not have any communication with potential terror threats Iran and Syria? "Hard." Bush's decision to demonize Americans who oppose his decisions? "Hard."

It's a tomato-tomato thing. Bush says "hard," and most Americans say "bad."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well the next time an earthquake or tsunami hits them they can ask their terrorist friends for the help they will need. I am sure those third world nations have the know how to get it done.

2:43 PM  
Blogger thewaronterrible said...

I'm surprised more is not made of the following.
Bush and his useless spokesperson have repeatedly stated that the election has demonstrated Americans do not want the troops to leave Iraq "unless they can leave as victors."
No, Mr. Bush.
A clear majority of Americans, six in ten, said the U.S. should withdraw some or all of its troops from Iraq under any circumstances

By not challenging Bush's dubious interpretation of what Americans want, the MSM condones it.
The result.
Bush's Iraq survey group can, as early reports indicate, endorse a continuation of a failed stay the course strategy, and Bush can obtain authorization for another $137 billion to continue his failed war policies.
It's an inevitable Vietnam-style defeat all over again. How many more U.S. soldiers will have to die or be permanently maimed and how many additional hundreds of billions more wasted until we reach that point?

Will the Democrats be able to interject this time and represent WHAT THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE REALLY WANT without the media labeling them as fringe liberals or cut and run defeatests?

3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bush is a fine leader.
Look at the example he sets for all of the world.
Simply attribute all your mistakes and failures to having made "a hard decision."
By this logic, you can be excused for, get away with, and never have to be held accountable for -- anything.

Charles Manson did not order the Tate-LaBianca murders. He had just made "a hard decision."
United Artists was not forced into bankruptcy due to spending $40 million on Heaven's Gate. Rather, the studio had made "a hard decision."
The makers of the Titanic did not fail to place enough life-boats on board the ship. They had instead made "a hard decision."

The Republicans did not put George Bush into power. They had simply made a "hard decision."

7:21 PM  
Anonymous whoop4467 said...

He will keep making hard decisions even if Barney is the only dog supporting him or until he leaves office!

2:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The presidents foreign policy really sucks compared to Carters who made sure our people were kept safe for 444 days. And compared to Clintons who was waging wars on countries that were really out to get us.

10:17 AM  
Anonymous Dave G. said...

Coherence, thy name is...not anonymous, that's for sure.

10:28 AM  
Anonymous whoop4467 said...

Bush has worked really "hard" to make the war in Iraq America's war instead of just .67% of us(which is about 2 million soldiers out of 300 million). But since there is only about 150,000 troops in Iraq with most of those pulling 3-4 tours that means only about .05% of our citizens are fighting this most important war against the "terrorist" as stated by the repukes! So where is all of that patriotism professed by all of the repukes in America ( especially the christian right??)? Yea, they would rather fight them over here verbally and with boastfull rhetoric instead of over there in combat!

1:15 AM  

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