Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bush: Not a Communicator

The excerpts here are reposted merely to drive a stake through Bert/Folkbum's heart.

Bush failure to communicate goes far beyond his linguistic pratfalls -- such as Tuesday's reference to helicopter pilots as "chopper drivers." Besides not explaining its policies, the administration handed its opponents fresh truncheons with which to pound it silly.

Bush and his minions refused to detail the multifarious ties between Saddam Hussein and Islamofascist terrorists. They even stayed quiet about Clinton-appointed federal Judge Harold Baer's May 7, 2003 decision that Hussein provided "material support" to the 9-11 conspirators.
When the administration found 3,894 pounds of low-enriched uranium in Iraq, Bush did not call a news conference. Instead, the Energy Department issued an almost totally ignored July 2004 press release. Ditto the 606.3 tons of yellowcake uranium that the administration moved from Iraq to Canada last July. Despite the Left's relentless charges that Bush lied about Hussein's fondness for yellowcake, this development passed in near silence

--Deroy Murdock, 1/15/09


Dan said...

"such as Tuesday's reference to helicopter pilots as "chopper drivers"
Uhh, they are actually called "chopper drivers" Google it.

Deekaman said...

My biggest complaint about President Bush has always been his unwillingness to use the "Bully Pulpit". In the name of bipartisanship, I suppose, he allowed the Left to beat him like a pinata and said nothing. If he had stood up to the Left, it may have been a different Presidency.

Anonymous said...

"In the name of bipartisanship, I suppose, he allowed the Left to beat him like a pinata and said nothing. If he had stood up to the Left, it may have been a different Presidency."

Unnhhh...WTF? I think Curious George got most of what he set out to get. War with Iraq...massive giveaways first to the rich and then to the banking industry...conservative jurists at every level of the judiciary...and so on. The fact that it "may have been a different Presidency" is only in the minds of those who falsely believed him to be the compassionate conservative he claimed to be during the campaign of 2000.

Scott said...

Good grief, you're not still arguing that there really were weapons of mass destruction, are you?

Jay Bullock said...

Yes, it was a tremendous triumph when American troops found caches of decades-old uranium right where the IAEA said they would be under the IAEA seal. That proves we were right to kill millions of Iraqis and thousands of US troops.

As for Harold Baer, here's where it falls to pieces for me:
He reviewed the testimony of Woolsey and terrorism expert Dr. Laurie Mylroie on alleged links between the Iraqi regime and al-Qaida ...

Mylroie is perhaps the least credible "expert" on Iraq about anything. She blamed SH for the 1993 WTC bombing, for example. Any judge who relied on her word should be impeached.

asianbadger said...

Millions of Iraqis? You must be an MPS product.

Deekaman said...

I see the Haters are here. There's no debating them. They believe what they believe, don't confuse them with the facts.

Dad29 said...

Yah, Jay.

You think that SH was going to make BIRTHDAY cakes from 600+ tons of yellowcake?

Maybe with what, 200 tons of chemical weapons?

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