Monday, June 2, 2008

Uhhh, Mr. President? This isn't a movie...

After 4 U.S. hired mercenaries were killed in Iraq, Bush apparently went into his best Braveheart impression during a meeting with his national security team. From a book by former General Ricardo Sanchez, via TPM:
During a videoconference with his national security team and generals, Sanchez writes, Bush launched into what he described as a "confused" pep talk: "Kick ass!" he quotes the president as saying.

"If somebody tries to stop the march to democracy, we will seek them out and kill them! We must be tougher than hell! This Vietnam stuff, this is not even close. It is a mind-set. We can't send that message. It's an excuse to prepare us for withdrawal."

"There is a series of moments and this is one of them. Our will is being tested, but we are resolute. We have a better way. Stay strong! Stay the course! Kill them! Be confident! Prevail! We are going to wipe them out! We are not blinking!"

A White House spokesman had no comment.
When one of the generals questioned him on how to deal with the "Vietnam mindset", he ordered them to report to his father's cabin for coke and booze until the war was over.

And nothing says a march to democracy like seeking people out and killing them!

His rambling speech would be a lot funnier if this wasn't what happened directly after words:
Powerful new evidence emerged yesterday that the United States dropped massive quantities of white phosphorus on the Iraqi city of Fallujah during the attack on the city in November 2004, killing insurgents and civilians with the appalling burns that are the signature of this weapon.
10,000 buildings were destroyed, with thousands more seriously damaged. At least 100,000 residents were permanently displaced, over 70 U.S. soldiers were killed, and the Iraqi death toll is unknown.
"Wipe them out", indeed.


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