Hard bush

From last night

In Iraq, no doubt about it, it’s tough. It’s hard work. It’s incredibly hard.

It’s-and it’s hard work. I understand how hard it is. I get the casualty reports every day. I see on the TV screens how hard it is. But it’s necessary work.

We’re making progress. It is hard work.

You know my hardest, the hardest part of the job is to know that I committed the troops in harm’s way and then do the best I can to provide comfort for the loves ones who lost a son or a daughter or husband and wife. [sadly, no one asked my question]

Her husband, P.J., got killed-been in Afghanistan, went to Iraq. You know, it’s hard work to try to love her as best as I can knowing full well that the decision I made caused her, her loved one to be in harm’s way.

Yeah, we’re the job done. It’s hard work.

Understand how hard it is to commit troops. I never wanted to commit troops. I never – when I was running – when we had the debate in 2000, never dreamt I’d be doing that, but the enemy attacked us, Jim, and I have a solemn duty to protect the American people, to do everything I can to protect us.

Hmmmm. I thought Osama Bin Laden attacked us, not Saddam Hussein. Details.

Anyway, if it’s so hard for him, maybe he should do us all a favor and resign.

The Discussion: 3 Comments

He reminds me of one of those talking Barbie™ dolls — you’d pull a string and Barbie would emit such bimbonic utterances as, “Let’s go shopping!” and “Math is hard!”

IIRC, a massive public outcry forced them off the market. Let’s hope Li’l George follows suit.

October 2, 2004 @ 1:36 am | Comment

“But” Kerry.


I’m sure you’ll call them “nuances”…


October 2, 2004 @ 1:57 am | Comment

You are absolutely right — they are nuances. This is another trick, full of sound and fury and signifying even less than nothing. And it’s by James Taranto, the WSJ’s resident Nazi. I would much prefer a leader who can look intelligently at the various sides of an issue and truly strive to understand it in all its complexity than one who sees black and white and rushes to decisions — usually the wrong decisions, because we do not live in a black & white world.

October 2, 2004 @ 10:05 am | Comment

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