Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The president is always right?

This is scary. Sen. Leahy questioning a DOJ lawyer on Bush:

LEAHY : Was the President right or was he wrong?
BRADBURY: The President is always right.
Of course he is. Always. (Hat tip: Green Knight.) Much better, I think, were the comments in the House by Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Il)

"Mr. Speaker, yesterday the President said we continue to be wise about how we spend the people's money.

"Then why are we paying over $100,000 for a 'White House Director of Lessons Learned'?

"Maybe I can save the taxpayers $100,000 by running through a few of the lessons this White House should have learned by now.

"Lesson 1: When the Army Chief of Staff and the Secretary of State say you are going to war without enough troops, you're going to war without enough troops.

"Lesson 2: When 8.8 billion dollars of reconstruction funding disappears from Iraq, and 2 billion dollars disappears from Katrina relief, it's time to demand a little accountability.

"Lesson 3: When you've 'turned the corner' in Iraq more times than Danica Patrick at the Indy 500, it means you are going in circles.

"Lesson 4: When the national weather service tells you a category 5 hurricane is heading for New Orleans, a category 5 hurricane is heading to New Orleans.

"I would also ask the President why we're paying for two 'Ethics Advisors' and a 'Director of Fact Checking.'

"They must be the only people in Washington who get more vacation time than the President.

"Maybe the White House could consolidate these positions into a Director of Irony."

And the scary thing is, people still support him. This administration is a charicature of itself. If you wanted to design a regime of a cartoon state, this is the regime you'd design. The purported "best democracy" in the world has an administration that believes itself above the law, that believes it is never wrong, and that pumps out soviet-style newspeak propaganda (In response to the Supreme Court telling us to START following the Geneva conventions, responding with "we've always followed the Geneva conventions.).

(Hat tip: Americablog)

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