Monday, August 30, 2004

On the Record, For the Record

In the comments section of the post below, I responded to a Phoblog reader's comments by pulling up some examples of a time when Bush thought winning the war on terror was worthy of federal spending and whatnot. I submit for your consideration:

  1. The 2004 State of the Union Address: Many of our troops are listening tonight. And I want you and your families to know: America is proud of you. And my administration, and this Congress, will give you the resources you need to fight and win the war on terror. Applause.)
  2. Office of Management and Budget: Winning the War on Terror: CONCLUSION - President Bush is steadfastly pursuing a comprehensive approach to winning the War on Terror.
  3. A Los Angeles Times article on a Bush press conference that I blogged on 14 April 2004: The president replied: "I don't plan on losing my job. I plan on telling the American people that I've got a plan to win the war on terror, and I believe they'll stay with me. They understand the stakes."

Funny, who knew his plan to win the war on terror was to, un, not win it because it's unwinnable! Brilliant, daring, bleeding edge, fantastic. And before I get a string of "he said we couldn't have a conventional victory" caveats - let's be clear that it was Scott McClellan who "clarified" things. The Prez, per usual, said what he said and left nuance to those who can spell the word.

Come on readers - find me more - I know there are even better quotes out there! Bust out those Lexis passwords and get to work . . . .


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