For a second there, I was worried about our good ol’ president. But he reassured me last night that everything is working out just great. Here’s a pretty good write up about Bush’s speech last night. I’m glad that Bush reminded us last night that 15 of the 19 terrorists were Iraquis. Oops, did I say Iraquis? I meant Saudis. Here’s what people are saying about Bush’s boy John “Michael” Bolton. And below, I’ve included a couple of my favorite lines from Bush before the war.
“Delegates to the General Assembly, we have been more than patient. We’ve tried sanctions. We’ve tried the carrot of oil for food, and the stick of coalition military strikes. But Saddam Hussein has defied all these efforts and continues to develop weapons of mass destruction.
Free societies do not intimidate through cruelty and conquest, and open societies do not threaten the world with mass murder (except us).” Address to the UN, Sept. 2002
Once again, this nation and our friends are all that stand between a world at peace (and by world at peace, of course, I mean a world at war), and a world of chaos and constant alarm. Once again, we are called to defend the safety of our people and the hopes of all mankind. And we accept this responsibility.
State of Union, Jan. 2003
Our intelligence officials estimate that Saddam Hussein had the materials to produce as much as 500 tons of sarin, mustard and VX nerve agent. In such quantities, these chemical agents could also kill untold thousands. He’s not accounted for these materials. He has given no evidence that he has destroyed them.
State of the Union (must have been real hard for saddam to account for and destroy these WMDs when he didn’t have them.)