Thursday, October 28, 2004

And Then He Thought: Thank God George Bush Is President 

"Now the Senator is making wild charges about missing explosives, when his top foreign policy advisor admits "we don't know the facts." End quote. Think about that. The Senator is denigrating the actions of our troops and commanders in the field without knowing the facts. Unfortunately, that's part of the pattern of saying anything it takes to get elected." -- President George W. Bush, 27 October 2004

"The president was cautious, the president was prudent, the president did what a commander in chief should do. No matter how you try to blame it on the president the actual responsibility for it really would be for the troops that were there. Did they search carefully enough? Didn't they search carefully enough?" -- Two-dolla ho Rudy Giuliani, 28 October 2004

Hats off to Josh Marshall and Atrios for their excellent ongoing coverage of the looted explosives that were never there to begin with, probably, or carted away by Saddam's men before the invasion began, perhaps, or maybe even smuggled off to Syria by the Russians, according to various hypotheses now being promulgated by the President's apologists. There is, however, one niggling, minor flaw in all those theories: a news crew from Channel 5 in Minneapolis-St. Paul toured the al Qaqaa complex in the company of American troops on April 18, 2003, and they shot video.

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