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Bush On Iraq: Blah Blah Blah Blah

As his poll numbers continue to sag, Bush gave The Speech again today before a military audience at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, home to Airborne and special operations forces.

"Blah blah blah blah blah blah," said the President, probably in reference to freedom or democracy or something. "Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah."

"Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah," he continued to sporadic applause.

The Speech comes at a time when just 40 percent of those responding said they approved of Bush's handling of the war, while 58 percent said they disapproved. In an attempt to shore up public opinion, Bush reiterated his central message regarding the war in Iraq: "Blah blah blah."

"Blah blah blah blah blah," he said, struggling to explain why the effort is important to U.S. security. He undoubtedly mentioned September 11th a few times, somewhere in there.

Bush concluded the 30-minute Speech with "God bless America," we're guessing.

The next recitation of The Speech is scheduled for October 14th, 2005.

Posted on June 28, 2005 to News


In case you missed it.

Neither funny nor clever, I know, but the man always leaves me profoundly uninspired.

Posted by: Matthew on June 28, 2005 7:59 PM

Gives new meaning to the term "empty rhetoric."

Posted by: Charles on June 29, 2005 1:38 AM

I have only one thing to say in response: "Blah blah blah, blah blah. Thank you and good night!"

Posted by: Cedric_the_Black on June 29, 2005 5:55 AM

I have reached the point where, not only can I not watch The Speech on TV, I can't read about it in the paper or listen to the recap on radio. I'm not sure whether this makes me delusional, stubborn, ill-informed or just... a selective consumer.

Posted by: Carny Asada on June 29, 2005 10:35 AM

I tried to listen to it on the radio on the drive home, but despite being stuck in traffic and having nothing better to do, my attention span sunk to that of a junior higher on a sugar high.

(oh, and yes, I'm a registered republican)

Posted by: Scott on June 29, 2005 1:31 PM

I had people say the speech was so boring that they read my blog instead. Now that's desperation.

Posted by: The Zero Boss on June 29, 2005 3:24 PM

I heard that some administration apologist tried to explain Dubya's reference(s) to 9/11 was because of the link between Iraq and terrorism.

Sorry, didn't we already prove that there wasn't a link between Iraq and Al Qaida, weapons of mass destruction, or terrorism in general? Didn't the administration tacitly admit same when they stopped using those as justification for our invaision? George just can't seem to remember the current rational for Iraq.

Posted by: Bob on June 29, 2005 4:44 PM

Here's the logic. Take it or leave it; maybe it's a talking points memo, and maybe it's the real story.

Posted by: LAN3 on June 30, 2005 10:25 AM

The article that LAN3 links to brings up a lot of valid points. It saddens me to think that there's americans out there that don't understand:
terrorist attack on america = war on terrorist

I hope the president's speech is only the beginning of a series of constant reminders and updates to why we're at war. Especially, for those with such short memories. It's apparent that the administration needs to improve it's relation with the main-stream media and the american people.

Posted by: n1xt3r on June 30, 2005 7:05 PM

Next time I cant sleep i will find a tape of this speech...ZZZZZzzzzzz...The really sad thing is, I read this morning Hal Lindsays column on this, hes still holding on to the notion that sadam was responsible for 911...? WTF? I am a CHRISTIAN, and I am so sick of CHRISTIANS believing this drivvle and repeating it too. Wake UP!

Posted by: KC on July 1, 2005 9:33 AM

There's a sort of myth among a certain kind of liberal that Bush is really this sweet, affable guy that you'd really like if you knew him personally. Well, your blog is a desperately needed reminder among us lefties that aside from being a lying insufferable windbag, he's a wilful, nasty, petulant little man who stokes the fires of his imperial mania with the lives of idealistic boys. I hate violence, but I can't stop dreaming about a presidential Brutus, and Bush dying with the words:

"Et tu, Condi?"

Except he'd probably pronounce the T in "et".

Posted by: William L. Houts on July 1, 2005 6:09 PM

ROFL! Thanks for this! :-)

Posted by: Colin on July 6, 2005 2:31 PM