Well. Nothing that this president says shocks me anymore.
Despite the ongoing horror in Iraq and his incredibly tumbling approval ratings:
President Bush said the public’s decision to reelect him was a ratification of his approach toward Iraq and that there was no reason to hold any administration officials accountable for mistakes or misjudgments in prewar planning or managing the violent aftermath.
“We had an accountability moment, and that’s called the 2004 elections,” Bush said in an interview with The Washington Post. “The American people listened to different assessments made about what was taking place in Iraq, and they looked at the two candidates, and chose me.”
I wonder what he’ll say when we impeach his ass.
As for perhaps the most notorious terrorist, Osama bin Laden, the administration has so far been unsuccessful in its attempt to locate the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Asked why, Bush said, “Because he’s hiding.”
Is that all it takes to be safe from American military might? Careful, Mr. President — you’re giving out very sensitive intelligence information there.
While some terrorism experts complain U.S. allies, such as Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, could do more to help capture the al Qaeda leader, Bush said he could not name a single U.S. ally that is not doing everything possible to assist U.S. efforts.
I have a feeling he just “could not name a single U.S. ally.”
On the domestic front, Bush said he would not lobby the Senate to pass a constitutional amendment outlawing same-sex marriage.
Of course not. That was just a wedge issue to inflame the fundamentalist ultra-right wing and fan the flames of their fear in an election year. Create hatred of the “other” to make sure that you win. Classic fascist strategy. Plus, he couldn’t get enough votes to pass it. So by dropping it, he avoids looking bad over the loss, and makes himself appear to be “compassionate.”
On the election Bush said he was puzzled that he received only about 11 percent of the black vote, according to exit polls, about a 2 percentage point increase over his 2000 total.
What an idiot. I’ll bet he’s puzzled to learn that he didn’t do so well among gay people, either.[Transcript of the interview]