Practice What You Preach

The Blogosphere is, of course, abuzz with talk about Prezint Temper McTantrum's earlier press conference and snotty lecture. Most of the snark and debate is focusing on Dubya bluntly stating that Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11:
Bush: The terrorists attacked us and killed 3,000 of our citizens before we started the freedom agenda in the Middle East. They were ...

Q: What did Iraqi have to do with that?

Bush: What did Iraq have to do with what?

Q: The attacks upon the World Trade Center.

Bush: Nothing. Except for it's part of __ and nobody's ever suggested in this administration that Saddam Hussein ordered the attack.
... while pointing out that the Bush Administration has, of course, been linking Iraq to 9/11 since day one. (Notice how Bush gives himself some wiggle room, as no one is quoted as literally saying, "Saddam ordered the 9/11 attack.") So, in this little blowup, he reiterates that there have been no WMD's found, and denies the Iraq=9/11 connection. Not to mention the obnoxious "freedom agenda in the Middle East" crap. Infuriating, to say the least. But this is the statement that's really making me nuts:
"Iraq was a — Iraq — the lesson of September the 11th is take threats before they fully materialize, Ken"
Take threats before they fully materialize? How dare you?

You mean like... when you're handed a briefing entitled "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.?" The briefing that, if proper attention was paid and the threat was taken seriously, could have stopped 9/11 in the first place?

I'm sure the victims of Katrina that are being ignored and forgotten wish you would have listened to warnings before they "fully materialized," you douche.

Ignoring threats to America: The true "legacy" of the Bush presidency.

(Fiddling while the cross-post burns...)

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