Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Kick Ass!

I read a lot of blogs. And sometimes the hyperbole in describing Bush seems to go over the top. But then something like this comes along that totally confirms every stereotype, every hyperbolic portrayal, of the idiot cowboy who thinks he's starring in some stupid John Wayne movie. Via Froomkin:

Sig Christenson writes in the San Antonio Express-News about Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez's description of a White House videoconference on the second day of fighting between Marines and entrenched guerrillas in Fallujah in April 2003.

"Sanchez, in a memoir to be released Tuesday, said Bush 'launched into what I considered a kind of confused pep talk' about the battle for Fallujah and an upcoming campaign to kill or capture radical anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and cripple his militia.

"'Kick ass!' Bush said. 'If somebody tries to stop the march to democracy, we will seek them out and kill them! We must be tougher than hell!' . . .

"'Stay strong! Stay the course! Kill them! Be confident! Prevail! We are going to wipe them out! We are not blinking.' . . .

And what happened? You know the answer. The U.S. military found themselves in a mess and seriously "blinked".

We've all been living a nightmare for years. I just hope it hasn't permeated into the bedrock of national consciousness as some kind of "normal".

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