Bush: “Knuckle Under! Knuckle Under!”

Under the nifty headline Bush Sharpens His Attack on Democrats, the WaPo reports that Bush has resurrected his accusation that anyone who doesn’t want to “stay the course” as defined by his awesome band of warmongers is “waving the white flag of surrender.”

"There's a group in the opposition party who are willing to retreat before the mission is done," he said. "They're willing to wave the white flag of surrender. And if they succeed, the United States will be worse off, and the world will be worse off."

Bush's tone has turned tougher as he appears at more political events. At a Washington fundraiser this month, he said it was important that lawmakers "not wave the white flag of surrender" without asserting that any of them were actually doing so. In his appearance in this St. Louis suburb, he said directly that some Democrats want to surrender, adopting the more cutting approach of his senior political adviser, Karl Rove.
When Dan Bartlett was challenged last week to identify a Democrat who was “waving the white flag of surrender,” he couldn’t do it, but, as we all know, reality is very low priority for the Bush administration.

Maybe they’re just confused by the battalion of white flag waving protestors I’ve dispatched to follow Bush around everywhere he goes ever since he first uttered his ridiculous statement earlier this month. If that’s the case, they ought to look a little closer at the flags.

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