That’s Right Nate

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Bush Regrets Warlike Talk

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I never am one to criticize George Bush.  I believe he will go down in history as one of this country’s 3 or 4 greatest President’s.  Few have ever had to manage so many crises in their administration and W. has risen to the occassion.  Recently, however, he made a very good point. 

“I think that in retrospect I could have used a different tone, a different rhetoric,” said the statesman President. Phrases such as “bring them on or dead or alive indicated to people that I was, you know, not a man of peace,” he said.  In retrospect, I believe that this is did give people the wrong impression.

By saying, “Bring them on” it was almost like he was saying he wanted a war.  What if instead of calling it the Iraq War, what if we had called it Extreme Makeover: Iraq.  Instead of saying we were there to crush tyranny, what would world opinion had been if we declared we were there to make Iraq fab-u-lous?  The war on terror could likewise be called a Terrorism Extravaganza.  See how that takes the edge off?

I hope that people will always remember that above all George Bush was a man of peace.  His legacy is assured, but his choice of words did trip him up.  I think this is a great lesson for John McCain here.  Instead of a 100 year occupation of Iraq, how about a 100 year vacation to Iraq?

 

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Written by thatsrightnate

June 13, 2008 at 7:49 pm

Posted in Bush, Iraq

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  1. I don’t often agree, Nate, but you are right on target here. After all, Korea was a “police action” and Vietnam was a “conflict” and Grenada was an “occupation.” In those instances, not using militant terminology kept the country united and helped the good guys win.

    steve

    June 13, 2008 at 8:00 pm

  2. yeah, nice job in Vietnam, guys. you really showed those commie bastards who’s boss.

    thatswrongnate

    June 13, 2008 at 8:35 pm

  3. Few have ever had to manage so many crises in their administration

    That because few have caused so many crises.

    John Lilburne

    May 24, 2009 at 6:54 am

  4. John, please don’t fight evidence, because you’ll lose. Nate has made it abundantly clear that it was Obama who caused this crisis.
    And about Vietnam, I always remember the Kevin Kline character in A Fish Called Wanda shouting “It was a tie!”.

    Lola

    May 24, 2009 at 8:26 am

  5. “Few have ever had to manage so many crises in their administration

    That because few have caused so many crises.”

    I fail to see any crises that George Bush caused.

    thatsrightnate

    May 24, 2009 at 8:37 am


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