Bush: "We've Never Been 'Stay the Course'?"

During an interview today on ABC’s This Week, President Bush tried to distance himself from what has been his core strategy in Iraq for the last three years. George Stephanopoulos asked about James Baker’s plan to develop a strategy for Iraq that is “between ’stay the course’ and cut and run.’”

Bush responded, ‘We’ve never been stay the course, George!’

STEPHANOPOULOS: James Baker says that he’s looking for something between “cut and run” and “stay the course.”

BUSH: Well, hey, listen, we’ve never been “stay the course,” George. We have been — we will complete the mission, we will do our job, and help achieve the goal, but we’re constantly adjusting to tactics. Constantly.

"We've never been 'stay the course'????" All Bush has said for the last three years is "Stay the Course"! According to Bob Woodward, Bush also said, "I Will Not Withdraw Even If Laura And Barney Are The Only Ones Supporting Me."

Is this what you right-wingers value in leadership?? Talk about a flip-flop.

How can you guys continue to support this bozo and his program? He is a liar, a hypocrite and an incompetent idiot! I can't believe you are among the 30% of Americans who approve of him!

1 comment:

Paul Hue said...

1. Many right-wingers such as Pat Buchanan, William F. Buckley, George Will, and Tucker Carlson opposed the war from the beginning. Other initial supporters have changed their minds, including Andrew Sullivan.

2. So what if you catch Bush making a rhetorical contradiction? If he never made any rhetorical slip, would you support the war, Nadir? Now everybody's going to search to see if he ever previously used the term, "stay the course." If nobody finds this, people will debate if "no cut and run" equals "stay the course." What difference will this make?