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Posted By: Amos
16-Jan-05 - 01:51 PM
Thread Name: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
In a moment of sheer and typical idiocy, Mister Bush dramatizes the pinnacle of circular logic:

Bush Says Election Ratified Iraq Policy
No U.S. Troop Withdrawal Date Is Set

By Jim VandeHei and Michael A. Fletcher
Washington Post Staff Writers
Sunday, January 16, 2005; Page A01

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."

Let's see -- everyone got their pants scared off by 9-11, and Bush and his crew of thugs inflated that fear as much as they could and kept pounding about how dangerous it all was. Then they used this and a bunch of absolute falsehoods to justify the invasion of a country that had nothing to do with the whole thing, and drove the whole country deep into a war as ill-conceived and ill-managed as Vietnam at its worst. Then, for the sake of re-election, they slam home how terrifying this war is and how the people who we are shooting are actually terrorists. He gets one of the smallest majorities for a second-term election in all history and then claims not only that he has a "mandate", but now claims further that this means retroactive approval from the voters about his having started the war in the first place?

This is the logical capability of our nation's leader?

Do you see anything wrong with his presentation of an altered sequence?

This is not logic, and it is not truth. It is twisting -- self-serving, self-aggrandizing, manipulation alteration intended only to further one's own causes and purposes, no matter how measly they are.