20 September 2007

George Bush was asked how long he thought the American people would be willing to wait for Bush to force the Iraqi government to reach benchmark goals. Bush's insane response was:

"Part of the reason why there is not this instant democracy in Iraq is because people are still recovering from Saddam Hussein’s brutal rule. I thought an interesting comment was made when somebody said to me, I heard somebody say, where’s Mandela? Well, Mandela is dead, because Saddam Hussein killed all the Mandelas. He was a brutal tyrant that divided people up and split families, and people are recovering from this. So there’s a psychological recovery that is taking place. And it’s hard work for them. And I understand it’s hard work for them. Having said that, I’m not going the give them a pass when it comes to the central government’s reconciliation efforts."

Isn't it Nelson Mandela who said of Bush and the administration:

“What I am condemning is that one power, with a president who has no foresight, who cannot think properly, is now wanting to plunge the world into a holocaust.”[..]

“If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care.”

10 points extra credit: Can anyone think of a reason he/his handlers decided this message should be delivered when asked about how long we should stay in Iraq?

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