Bush unfiltered

It’s always best to read the president’s speeches in transcript, via the White House. Then the only filtering comes from the reader’s own politics, instead of several other political sensibilities and layers of partisan "context."

An excerpt from this lengthy, but engaging "national strategy" of the war, before the Military Officers Association of America:

"Just as we must take the words of the Sunni extremists seriously, we must take the words of the Shia extremists seriously. Listen to the words of Hezbollah’s leader, the terrorist Nasrallah, who has declared his hatred of America. He says, ‘Let the entire world hear me. Our hostility to the Great Satan [America] is absolute… Regardless of how the world has changed after 11 September, Death to America will remain our reverberating and powerful slogan: Death to America.’"

Well, that was a while ago, back in the days when Nas felt safe enough to come out his bunker. I suppose when the Israeli blockade ends, and no more F-16s with Stars of David on their wings are flying over Lebanon, he’ll emerge from his hidey hole once again and let us hear more of his wit. 

0 responses to “Bush unfiltered

  1. Yeah. The old boy will get much friskier then, for sure. I wonder about bumps on the road, though… 😉

  2. I’ll go for a few bumps.