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President tells the real truth in speech...

WIAKywbfatw (307557) writes | more than 10 years ago

The Media 2

As reported by BBC News

President gaffes in terror speech

In his latest gaffe, President George W Bush has appeared to suggest that his administration is forever thinking up ways of harming the US and its people.

"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful - and so are we," the US president told a high-level meeting of Pentagon officials.

As reported by BBC News

President gaffes in terror speech

In his latest gaffe, President George W Bush has appeared to suggest that his administration is forever thinking up ways of harming the US and its people.

"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful - and so are we," the US president told a high-level meeting of Pentagon officials.

"They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people - and neither do we."

His comments came during a signing ceremony for a $417bn defence bill.

White House spokesman Scott McClellan said that Mr Bush's mistakes should reassure rather than alarm.

"Even the most straightforward and plain-spoken people mis-speak," he told the Associated Press.

"The American people know this president speaks with clarity and conviction, and the terrorists know by his actions he means it."

'Liked for his flaws'

According to Jacob Weisberg, who has made it his job to catalogue the gaffes commonly known as "Bushisms", even when Mr Bush trips over his words he does not always fall flat on his face.

"I don't think it does him any harm, because people who are appalled by the way he speaks tend not to like him for other reasons," he told the BBC's World Today programme.

Indeed, he says, his flawed public performances should not be misunderstimated - to borrow a "Bushism" - as they actually strengthen his bond with ordinary people.

"I think his inarticulacy is part of it, people identify with his problem. You know, its hard to speak in public - one makes mistakes, it can be embarrassing. And this bonds him to people."

Well, he was honest about the fact that him and his administration "never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people", wasn't he?

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I beat you to it :) (1)

Frisky070802 (591229) | more than 10 years ago | (#9902130)

See my journal [slashdot.org] from yesterday. We think alike...

Yup, inadvertently telling the deeper truth. :-) (1)

geoswan (316494) | more than 10 years ago | (#9910885)

Bush doesn't understand, or identify with, the average American. His tax cut that only benefitted the rich is one example.

Saddling America's children with hundreds of billions of extra debt to initiate this foolish invasion is another example. This war will have a terrible long term effect on the USA. Because of that debt, and because of the incredible distrust it has engendered in America's allies and enemies alike.

But Haliburton and Bechtel are raking in tens of billions. That oft-repeated quote of Bush, from F911, has it right:

Some call you the elite. I call you my base.
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