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Tuesday | September 23, 2003

Bush begs at "irrelevant" UN

How irrelevant is an organization if you go before it and grovel?

Bush spoke at the United Nations today. Of course he didn't apologize for the mess he created. Of course he didn't apologize for the middle finger he gave the world body. Of course he didn't apologize for lying to get his war on.

"The regime of Saddam Hussein cultivated ties to terror while it built weapons of mass destruction. It used those weapons in acts of mass murder, and refused to account for them when confronted by the world," Bush said.
What's funny is he trots out these same tired old lines, knowing darn well everyone knows they are lies and exaggerations.

Ties to terror? Weapons of mass destruction? This has all been disproven time and time again, and the diplomats at the UN aren't idiots. They know what the real evidence shows. They know that Blair is under intense pressure in the UK for his lies. They know the US public is abandoning Bush in droves.

And all Bush can say is, "I told you so! Now line up behind me!" It's bizarre.

But not surprising. Bush himself told Fox that he "insulates" himself from the world outside, and only listens to news filtered by his own staff.

Bush said he insulates himself from the "opinions" that seep into news coverage by getting his news from his own aides. He said he scans headlines, but rarely reads news stories.

"I appreciate people's opinions, but I'm more interested in news," the president said. "And the best way to get the news is from objective sources, and the most objective sources I have are people on my staff who tell me what's happening in the world."

And what is more objective than the words given by Wolfowitz, Perle, Cheney, Rumsfeld and the rest of the Chickenhawk Cabal?

But this is actually good news. So long as Bush insulates himself from the world and the public, he will continue to remain aloof to their concerns.

"Sure," Sec. Snow says, "The economy is improving." So Bush repeats his father's mistakes by telling the jobless how great things are.

"Sure," imperial viceroy Bremer says, "Things in Iraq are getting much better." So Bush tells the family of the dead and wounded how great his war is progressing.

"Obviously, I think they're going badly for the soldiers who lost their lives, and I weep for that person and their family. But no, I think we're making good progress," he said.
Hey, obviously it sucks if you're dead, but what the heck. Things are going wonderful!

Keep yourself insulated, Mr. President. Protect yourself from any stray "opinions" that may differ from your own. Have your staff keep the latest Gallup poll from your delicate eyes.

Everything is going great. You will win in a landslide. Heck, why bother campaigning or raising money? The people love you!

Go take a nap.

Posted September 23, 2003 08:51 AM | Comments (199)


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