This is not just one of his most extraordinary gaffes, its one of the symptoms of a IQ fast approaching zero. This is not just mixing up words or forgetting something, this is Bush trying to think and come up with things to say, and obviously anytime he tries that its a complete diasaster. His handlers probably thought that by now he would have the Iraq line down pat so they didn’t bother giving him his usual refresher course in morning. The suprising thing is the lack of coverage this received in the US media.
[quote]Pressed during an Oval Office press conference on the now infamous assertion that Iraq had sought to buy uranium ore in Africa, he said: “The larger point is, and the fundamental question is, did Saddam Hussein have a weapons programme? And the answer is, absolutely. And we gave him a chance to allow the inspectors in, and he wouldn’t let them in.
“And, therefore, after a reasonable request, we decided to remove him from power, along with other nations, so as to make sure he was not a threat to the United States and our friends and allies in the region.”
>>[url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,999235,00.html]Guardian: David Teather [/url]
[url=http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/07/14/wbr.wmds.question/]CNN[/url] reports it, but says absolutely nothing about it. Here be some reactions:
[quote]Is George Bush going mad? Losing his grip on reality?
>>[url=http://www.back-to-iraq.com/archives/000431.php#000431]Back in Iraw 2.0: There is no spoon?[/url]
[quote]And with each passing day it seems his public statements show not so much a pattern of lies as evidence that when he’s not doing press availabilities he’s living on some other planet.
….The disquieting fact is that these whoppers aren’t even getting reported any more because it’s become a given among reporters and editors that most of what the president is saying on this subject has little connection to anything that’s actually going on. And the two keep diverging more and more. It’s almost as if the shakier the evidence gets the more certain he becomes about what the evidence was supposed to prove.
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