Monday, October 03, 2005

While on the Topic...

Speaking of Bush speeches, get ready for a "significant" one, according to this article.

Yeah, I'm sure it's going to be erudite, persuasive, and chock full of talking points we've never heard before. It seems that Condoleeza "Guru" Rice and "a senior Bush administration official" have even given us a little preview.

"If we abandon future generations in the Middle East to despair and terror, we also condemn future generations in the United States to insecurity and fear."
I see. So, continuing to shoot at, blow up, torture, and intimidate Iraqis will avoid "abandoning [them] to terror"? Building permanent military bases over there will ensure future security here?

Cowardly "official":
"If you think by going home, you buy peace, it is wrong-headed."
But it's not wrong-headed to think that keeping the military there and continuing to shoot at, blow up, torture, and intimidate Iraqis--um, dare I say, continuing the "war"?--will "buy" peace?

Political language ... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
- George Orwell

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