September 30, 2004

Bush's "Flip-Flops"

Has anyone else noticed that a lot of these are pure CBS? Let's take a look at a few (I wish I could go in depth, but I have to leave for band practice in half an hour):

Weapons of Mass Destruction

Two months into the war, on May 29, 2003, Mr. Bush said weapons of mass destruction had been found.

“We found the weapons of mass destruction. We found biological laboratories,” Mr. Bush told Polish television. “For those who say we haven't found the banned manufacturing devices or banned weapons, they're wrong, we found them."

On Sept. 9, 2004, in Pennsylvania, Mr. Bush said: “I recognize we didn't find the stockpiles [of weapons] we all thought were there.”

And the flip-flop is...where? We did find some weapons, but we haven't found any stockpiles, most likely because they were moved to Syria or some other country. Even an out-of-context quote makes it clear that he's not suggesting that we've found nothing.

Nation Building and the War in Iraq

During the 2000 campaign, George W. Bush argued against nation building and foreign military entanglements. In the second presidential debate, he said: "I'm not so sure the role of the United States is to go around the world and say, 'This is the way it's got to be.'"

The United States is currently involved in nation building in Iraq on a scale unseen since the years immediately following World War II.

You see, there was this little incident called "9/11" that changed the way Bush saw foreign policy. It's not a flip-flop if it's triggered by different circumstances.

Iraq and the Sept. 11 Attacks

In a press conference in September 2002, six months before the invasion of Iraq, President Bush said, “you can't distinguish between al Qaeda and Saddam when you talk about the war on terror... they're both equally as bad, and equally as evil, and equally as destructive.”

In September of 2004, Mr. Bush said: “We've had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with September 11th." Though he added that “there's no question that Saddam Hussein had al Qaeda ties,” the statement seemingly belied earlier assertions that Saddam and al Qaeda were “equally bad.”

"Seemingly belied earlier assertions?" That's a load of crap. Saddam and Al Qaeda were involved with terrorism, therefore, they're the enemy in the War on Terror. No flip-flopping here, either, unless you believe that Al Qaeda is the only terrorist organization on Earth.

That's all I have time for, but here's another observation: A lot of the so-called "flip-flops" involve Bush changing his mind once and never looking back. Kerry, on the other hand, is now contradicting himself several times within the same interview.

Nice try, CBS, but you're still full of it.

Posted by CD on September 30, 2004 05:20 PM
Category: Liberal Stupidity
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