Monday, May 14, 2007

Bush Now Using Every Sentence To Defend War

Battling Congress over continued U.S. presence in Iraq, and with his approval rating streadily dropping, President Bush has taken to using his every utterance to defend the unpopular war, Washington observers have noted.
In a speech on Sunday commemorating of he 400th anniversary of Jamestown, the first English settlement in America, Bush told the crowd: “The advance of freedom is the great story of our time, and new chapters are being written every day, from Georgia and Ukraine, to Kyrgyzstan and Lebanon, to Afghanistan and Iraq. From our own history, we know the path to democracy is long, and it's hard. There are many challenges, and there are setbacks along the way. Yet we can have confidence in the outcome, because we've seen freedom's power to transform societies before.”
Later, in a Mother’s Day call to former first lady Barbara Bush, the president was heard saying “Mothers like you are the reason victory in Iraq is so important. Like our troops, you uphold our values and our way of life.”
That evening, when asked what he wanted for dinner, Bush reportedly said “Although our appetite for victory is large, it requires sacrifices, and so I’ll have something simple, like a sandwich or a salad platter. Maybe some pasta.”


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