quack, quack (Updated)
"The threats we're dealing with are real and therefore we must do everything we can to ferret out the truth and follow leads," the president said. "These recent threats, that are becoming more and more enriched, as you're finding out. There was more than one thread-line, threat-line. People are now seeing there was other reasons why we took the action we took."
"This is a dangerous time," Bush said. "I wish it wasn't this way. I wish I wasn't the war president. Who in the heck wants to be a war president? I don't. But this is what came our way. ..." Iraq Evidence Led to Missile Arrests (but...but...there's no link between Iraq and the war on terrorism!) Al Qaeda Suspect Cased New York Terror Targets Pakistan Arrests More Terror Suspects British Agents Search For Five Terrorists But it's all still oh, so funny to some people. And Oliver, to call this a flip flop: bq. 08.06.04: "Who in heck wants to be a war president?" 02.08.04: "I'm a war president" is dishonest. bq. "I wish it wasn't this way. I wish I wasn't the war president. Who in the heck wants to be a war president? I don't. But this is what came our way. ..." He didn't want to be a war president. It's what came our way. He didn't ask the Taliban to drag us into a war with Afghanistan. It's what came our way. And Bush accepted his role, like any president would. And: you can search for clues and coincidences all you like. Dress a turkey up like a duck and soon enough everyone will be convinced it's quacking. You go on and believe there's no real war on terrorism. Yep, it's all a setup, a lie, a charade. Are there lollipops in your fantasyland? Update: So, Ms. Cox, do you believe the statement that the war on terror is: bq. ...[T]he struggle against ideological extremists who do not believe in free societies who happen to use terror as a weapon to try to shake the conscience of the free world. to be false? Figures. Stick to the sex, ok? It scans better. [thanks, Crank]