The Leg-ass-y

From TimesOnline:

President Bush has admitted to The Times that his gun-slinging rhetoric made the world believe that he was a “guy really anxious for war” in Iraq. He said that his aim now was to leave his successor a legacy of international diplomacy for tackling Iran.

In an exclusive interview, he expressed regret at the bitter divisions over the war and said that he was troubled about how his country had been misunderstood.

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Phrases such as “bring them on” or “dead or alive”, he said, “indicated to people that I was, you know, not a man of peace”.

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Original DVD cover.

The unilateralism that marked his first White House term has been replaced by an enthusiasm for tough multilateralism. He said that his focus for his final six months in office was to secure agreement on issues such as establishing a Palestinian state and to “leave behind a series of structures that makes it easier for the next president”.

Mr Bush is concerned that the Democratic nominee Barack Obama might open cracks in the West’s united front towards Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. At the EU-US summit in Slovenia, he pressed for tougher sanctions against Iran unless it agreed to suspend its uranium enrichment programme verifiably[…]

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The President was keen to bind his successor into a continued military presence in Afghanistan and Iraq, but offered only cautious optimism about a recent decline in violence. Asked about corruption allegations dogging Hamid Karzai, the Afghan President, Mr Bush insisted: “I have found him to be an honest man.”

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[…] he delivered a thinly veiled warning to Mr Obama that his promises to renegotiate or block international trade deals were already causing alarm in Europe and beyond.

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The President knows that Republican nominee-in-waiting John McCain will have to distance himself from the current Administration. “He’s an independent person who will make his decisions on what he thinks is best.”

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agent9999hattip Tip of the hat to the handsome and talented Distributorcap, without whom I would not have found the story, and who has much more intelligent commentary that I could ever have!

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10 responses to “The Leg-ass-y

  1. flattery (and links hehehehehe) will get you everywhere…

    but NO ONE can top your art, creativity and computer skills

  2. oh, dcAp, if you only knew what i would do for a link! 😉
    and talk about flattery 😳 , all i do is make silly pictures. i leave the thinking to guys like you.

  3. nightowl724

    Ahem… Sorry to break up this little mutual admiration society, but…

    dcAp, nonnie’s right – kudos. I’ll have to make it a point to visit more often!

    nonnie, dcAp’s right – way good work!

    Phrases such as “bring them on” or “dead or alive”, he said, “indicated to people that I was, you know, not a man of peace”.

    Ya THINK?

    Fiddling while America is drowning…

  4. nightowl,
    did you think i would lie to you? if i tell you that dcAp is okay, then he’s okay! 😉
    the sentence that really got me is when the imbecile (chimpy, not dcAp) said that the country was misunderstood. the country? not him, the country. he takes no responsibility for anything. it was the country, not him that was misunderstood, and even if it was him, it was everyone else’s fault for misunderstandering what he said. bunch of misunderstanderers! we should bomb them for that!

  5. nightowl724

    misunderstanderers = terr’ists

  6. jeb

    To paraphrase the Animals, Oh Lord, please don’t let us be misunderstood…

    Meanwhile, George there’s the exit. George, the exit’s over there.

  7. i love that song! i am listening to it right now. i have not even thought about it in decades, let alone heard it. i am laughing at how young they look in the video. eric burdon looks like he could be getting ready for his bar mitzvah.

  8. jeb

    You know, I distinctly remember early in his administration when he got slapped down for his tough talk and no one even paid attention. It was in 2002 when the Israelis were going after the PLO and Arafat. They beseiged his compound and the Deciderer made some dumbass comment in his tough talk voice that the Israelis better back off. Sharon publicly laughed at him and the troops went in anyway. The next time I saw fearless leader on TV he looked punked and chagrined just like any bully who has his bluff called.

    It was an example of exactly how not to handle an international crisis.

  9. jeb,
    i doubt chimpy can handle a bathroom visit, let alone an international crisis. he’s the classic bully who is a big talker until someone stands up to him. then he has no idea what to do.

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