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Thursday, June 22, 2006


Quote of the Day

At yesterday's press conference (in Europe, naturally; American reporters don't ask such "impertinent" questions):
Q To President Bush, you've got Iran's nuclear program, you've got North Korea, yet, most Europeans consider the United States the biggest threat to global stability. Do you have any regrets about that?

PRESIDENT BUSH: That's absurd. The United States is -- we'll defend ourselves, but at the same time, we're actively working with our partners to spread peace and democracy. So whoever says that is -- it's an absurd statement.
He forgot to mention that "actively working to spread peace and democracy" means invading other countries, overthrowing their leaders, threatening others, blockading still more. All part of "defending ourselves." Thank goodness we warded off the threat of imminent invasion by Iraq.

Absurd? What's absurd was Bush's reaction. The idea that the U.S. is the biggest threat to global stability is so far outside his world view his head nearly exploded when he heard the question. Of course he feels the same way about global warming, and probably about the earth revolving around the sun. We know he thinks the world revolves around the U.S., and, more specifically, him.

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