Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Our Fearless Leader...

Here's Bush today speaking to more than 1,000 graduates of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He compares the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with WW II (I know!) and claims that "we're learning as we go" in Iraq. From TPM:

"After World War II, we helped Germany and Japan build free societies and strong economies," Bush said. "These efforts took time and patience, and as a result, Germany and Japan grew in freedom and prosperity. Germany and Japan, once mortal enemies, are now allies of the United States. And people across the world have reaped the benefits."

It's about as far a stretch when comparing past and present wars as one can logically grasp. This wasn't the quote of the day however and as he usually does he saves the best for last.

"We need to recognize that the only way that America can lose the war on terror is if we defeat ourselves," Bush said.

I really don't know what to say about this line. How exactly do we defeat ourselves in the war on terror? Are we the bad guys now? Would England have a hand in this "defeat"? Who would help us rebuild if we did defeat ourselves? Who's on first?

UPDATE: Here's my boy KO discussing Bush's "historical comparisions" and how we can make sure we don't defeat ourselves.


Dean Wormer said...

True, although I suppose we could be defeated through poor leadership, aka the Bush Presidency.

Bradda said...

So he's warning us about himself? Hah!