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Analogies Bush Has Drawn Between the Iraq War And Assorted Punctuation Marks
"I like to tell people when the final history is written on Iraq, [the current violence] will look like just a comma."
"Our commitment to a free Iraq must end with an exclamation point, not an ellipsis."
"The overthrow of Saddam was an apostrophe, indicating possession of Iraq by its long-oppressed people."
"The only way to stop the sectarian violence is to find a bridge between the Sunnis and Shiites, a hyphen that will join the two separate party into one compound nation."
"We have enclosed the insurgents in parentheses, marking them as little more than an interruption to the rise of democracy that can be ignored without changing the overall meaning of the region's struggle for liberty."
"Though Saddam and Al Quada had no direct links, their relationship was that of a semi-colon, joining related but distinct proponents of terror."
"Setting a timetable for withdrawal would be like starting a Spanish sentence with an inverted question mark, a signal that all that follows is uncertain and conditional."
"When I sent my Secretary of State to the UN to make the case for war, I jokingly referred to him as Colon Powell, as he served to introduce an itemized list of our grievances against the Iraqi dictator."
"Victory is still possible in Iraq -- albeit a victory enclosed in scare quotes and followed by an asterisk."Posted on October 25, 2006 to Politics