Monday, August 27, 2007

The American Idiot

How bizarre:

President Bush's Iraq strategy faces a crisis of faith these days — from the American public. And he is confronting it the way he has previous crises: with a relentless campaign to persuade people to see things his way.

Mr. Bush interrupted his annual August retreat here last week for a speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars replete with historical references to Vietnam, including a surprising citation from Graham Greene's "The Quiet American."

"I never knew a man who had better motives for all the trouble he caused," he quoted from the book, criticizing Mr. Greene for portraying an American character as naïve and dangerous.


I would have sooner expected to hear that Bush had quoted William S. Burroughs than Graham Greene.

Who will he decide to quote next? Regis Debray?


Blogger Meatball One said...


8/27/2007 7:51 PM  
Blogger Francis W. Porretto said...

Maybe he'll quote someone you know nothing about. Perhaps John Locke. Or Adam Smith. Who knows? Maybe even Jesus of Nazareth.

Jibes at the president's intelligence and education are a mark of a sheep's mentality. Leftist spokesmen make them, then all their little followers follow suit. Do you want to be a sheep?

9/01/2007 3:32 PM  
Blogger Effwit said...

Francis W. Porretto:

You are incorrect.

Sheep are people like you who follow charlatans like Bush and the Christo-Fascists.

Jesus of Nazareth was an enlightened teacher whose wisdom has been perverted by the charlatans who carry on in his name.

9/01/2007 5:45 PM  

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