23 March 2006

Strong Macho Lying Cowboy Lies for the 1442 time

In the nutshell:Afghanistan provided safe haven for al-Qaeda. That's where they planned the attacks that killed thousands of innocent Americans [9/11]. And that's why I went into Iraq... and the world is safer for it.” – Pres. Bush

Helen Thomas: I'd like to ask you, Mr. President, your decision to invade Iraq has caused the deaths of thousands of Americans and Iraqis, wounds of Americans and Iraqis for a lifetime. Every reason given, publicly at least, has turned out not to be true.
My question is, why did you really want to go to war? From the moment you stepped into the White House, from your Cabinet ...your Cabinet officers, intelligence people, and so forth ... what was your real reason? You have said it wasn't oil ...quest for oil, it hasn't been Israel, or anything else. What was it?

President Bush: I think your premise, in all due respect to your question and to you as a lifelong journalist, is that, you know, I didn't want war. To assume I wanted war is just flat wrong, Helen, in all due respect ...

Helen: Everything...

Bush: Hold on for a second, please.

Helen: everything I've heard...

Bush: Excuse me, excuse me. No president wants war. Everything you may have heard is that, but it's just simply not true. My attitude about the defense of this country changed on September the 11th. We -- when we got attacked, I vowed then and there to use every asset at my disposal to protect the American people. Our foreign policy changed on that day, Helen. You know, we used to think we were secure because of oceans and previous diplomacy, but we realized on September the 11th, 2001, that killers could destroy innocent life. And I'm never going to forget it. And I'm never going to forget the vow I made to the American people that we will do everything in our power to protect our people. Part of that meant to make sure that we didn't allow people to provide safe haven to an enemy. And that's why I went into Iraq ...hold on for a second ...

Helen: They didn't do anything to you or to our country.

Bush: Look ...excuse me for a second, please. Excuse me for a second. They did. The Taliban provided safe haven for al-Qaeda. That's where al-Qaeda trained ...

Helen: I'm talking about Iraq ...

Bush: Helen, excuse me. That's where ...Afghanistan provided safe haven for al-Qaeda. That's where they trained. That's where they plotted. That's where they planned the attacks that killed thousands of innocent Americans.
I also saw a threat in Iraq. I was hoping to solve this problem diplomatically. That's why I went to the Security Council; that's why it was important to pass 1441, which was unanimously passed. And the world said, ‘Disarm, disclose, or face serious consequences’

Helen: ... go to war ...

Bush: ... and therefore, we worked with the world, we worked to make sure that Saddam Hussein heard the message of the world. And when he chose to deny inspectors, when he chose not to disclose, then I had the difficult decision to make to remove him. And we did, and the world is safer for it.

"... Bush answering Helen Thomas ...commonly referred to as the “First Lady of the Press", Helen Thomas is the most senior member of the White House Press Corps. She has served as a White House correspondent for some 57 years ... It was the fist time President Bush has called on Helen Thomas in three years." - Amy Goodman

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12 Comments:

ali said...

no comment!!!!!???????

ali said...

I remember!!! The colors of the blog and article are fine. hehehehe.

ali said...

By the way when i said "NO COMMENT" that was my comment...hope the message is clear...sorry for explaining but i am not understanding things and when i do,i understand them in several ways "2ab3ad" and by mistake i think every body have the same problem thats why i explain too much these days...it is not in the family...but i must see all the sides, no way things can be clear and simple...guess what i believe it runs in the lebenese...

moussa said...

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Nouj said...

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Jamal said...

i'm surprised he didnt say, but they have Madrasas.

bashir said...

heheheh...Madrasas, yeh that was missing, maybe just from the transcript...

Anonymous said...

leave the colors they are ok...

Anonymous said...

Colors are great ,the article is great ,u are great even bush is soo great he convinced me that it is as it is meant to be shown for the whole world.. haha hope my comment is clear n not misunderstood

bashir said...

mafhoum ya anonymous 1:10, your comment is even greater, it can not be misunderstood...

bashir said...

In the main time, blood is spilt everywhere, suffering continues, while we just stick our asses on comfy chairs giving our keyboards the fingers...

notorious said...

bachir, ur like #1 in keepin ur ass ona comfy chair n clickin buttons, dun complain i knaw u like it, its just that some peaple r meant 2 fight, others 2 do nothin, others 2 run away, others 2 help build a new unignorent generation (like u) , thats just life

 

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