Friday, January 14, 2005

Mistakes Were Made

Oh, My Fucking Gawd. George Bush, finally coming up with examples of mistakes he has made as President, gave us "Sometimes, words have consequences you don't intend them to mean." George Bush is what, three years old? For the love of Holy Christ, can any man his age have said something more obvious?

So, what examples did this shining intelectual light come up with? According to Shrub, "'Bring 'em on' is the classic example, when I was really trying to rally the troops and make it clear to them that I fully understood, you know, what a great job they were doing. And those words had an unintended consequence. It kind of, some interpreted it to be defiance in the face of danger. That certainly wasn't the case." Yes, it never occurred to this fucking idiot that "Bring 'em on," in the context in which he used it, which was challenging terrorists and insurgents to attack American troops in Iraq, would, you know, cause terrorists and insurgents to attack American troops in Iraq. How could anybody have foreseen that?

His other example was having said that the US would get Bin Laden "dead or alive." Again, he somehow failed to expect that when the President of the United States says something like that, the people of the world, most particularly of the US, take that as a commitment of sorts. Bush apparently was non-plussed that people didn't know that he meant that we would get him if it turned out to be really easy and convenient and if he kind of turned himself in. Silly us, to have taken Bush's words so literally.

So there you have it. Either Bush is more abysmally fucking stupid than I have ever previously given him credit for (and I have given him credit for monumental achievements in stupidity), or he thinks we are. Or both.
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