The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Friday, October 28, 2005

Bush re-lays egg

I noted a couple of days ago that in the face of everything going wrong with his presidency, Bush is taking another trip to the Iraq well. Speaking at this moment, he's delivering virtually the same speech he gave two days ago. Presumably he figured it'd go over better on indictment day.

Amazing. He's still making the phony Iraq/9-11 connection, still using the 'stay the course' lines, still talking about Iraq's significance as the central front in the war on terror. That particular line was a lie from day one, but now he's made it true-- thanks to the invasion, incompetent occupation 'n stuff.

This is one of those moments that really horrifies me. The United States has a leader who is incapable of doing anything more substantive than giving a focus group-tested laundry list of cliches when the doo-doo hits the fan. The guy's got nothing.