Friday, January 12, 2007

Quotes of the Week

NBC, MSNBC and news services
Updated: 1:53 p.m. MT Jan 11, 2007

WASHINGTON - President Bush’s decision to deploy 21,500 additional troops to Iraq drew fierce opposition Thursday from congressional Democrats and some Republicans — among them Sen. Chuck Hagel, who called it “the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since Vietnam.”

In a heated exchange with Hagel, a potential presidential candidate in 2008, Rice disputed his characterization of Bush’s buildup as an “escalation.”

“Putting in 22,000 more troops is not an escalation?” Hagel, a Vietnam veteran and longtime critic of Bush’s Iraq policy, asked. “Would you call it a decrease?”

“I would call it, senator, an augmentation that allows the Iraqis to deal with this very serious problem that they have in Baghdad,” she said.

GOI: Augmentation?? My bullshit detector snapped completely off when I heard her shit this stinking, steaming turd out of her mouth. She'll do and say anything for Bush. She'll literally bend over backwards for him. He must of had a love child with her. No wonder one of her nicknames is Kindofsleezy Rice. Bush and his sycophants are like kids who get into serious trouble (Iraq) and whine to their parents (the American people) to fix it for them and even worse take on the consequences of their actions. And not having learned their lesson they repeat the cycle and especially because we just keep bailing them out.

And the other quote of the week is from Sen. Dick Durbin:

Iraq must understand that “every time they dial 911, we’re not going to send another 20,000 troops,” Durbin said in the Democratic response to the Bush speech.

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JoeC said...

Durbin looked darned presidential smacking down Dubya's escalation speech, if you can call reading off a teleprompter a speech. Was I just projecting my own state of mind, or did Dubya look bored with his own delivery? Maybe he rehearsed too many times, to the point of losing all emotion in a speech meant to get us emotionally on his side. His makeup was overdone, too.

Anyway, it was good to see Durbin use 911 in reference to the emergency phone system, taking a little subconscious steams out of the date of infamy meaning. I mean, 911 was tragic, but I don't think Texans invoked the Alamo half as long as Bush has hijacked the phrase to mean "9/11 is my genie and I want another wish to come true, and like the rest of my wishes, this one involves eroding your constitutional rights."

Here's hoping congress continues to wake up from their zomby slumber and, at the least, pretend to regard the people they represent again.

james said...


Yeah he looked like a statesman and sounded like a founding father.

Personally I think Bush always has that "dear in the headlights" look when he speaks.