Tuesday, September 14, 2010

George Bush's Very Public Lie.

K-Lo and Keith Hennessey are getting all blubbery about Bush's September 14, 2001 bullhorn speech. "Thanks once again to President George W. Bush for his leadership during this time of national tragedy and crisis," intones Hennessey.

For the record, here, via the AP, is the entirety of Bush's remarks:

I want you all to know that America today - America today is on bended knee in prayer for the people whose lives were lost here, for the workers who work here, for the families who mourn, this nation stands with the good people of New York City and New Jersey and Connecticut, and we mourn the loss of thousands of our citizens.

AUDIENCE: George we can't hear you!

I can hear you. I can hear you. The rest of the world hears you. And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.


The nation sends its love and compassion to everybody who's here.

Thank you for your hard work. Thank you for making the nation proud. And may God bless America.

That bolded sentence was, of course, a lie. On that day, three days after the attacks, the White House was already planning to invade Iraq. Moreover, the people who knocked those buildings down -- the 19 hijackers -- were from, variously, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Lebanon. To my knowledge, none of these countries "heard" from the US. 

But hey, if these assholes want to celebrate what is at best a failure of leadership and at worst a trillion dollar deception, well, that's okay with me.

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