It's not funny
It's not funny
George Bush must live in a bubble. How could he think searching for WMD's in the White House could be a joke. People got killed looking for the non-exsistant WMD. Maybe a sociopath might find it funny, but I think there are 580 families who would find Bush's attempt at humor lame to say the least and offensive to say the most.
Bush shows an amazing indifference to others as a rule, but his little show at the Correspondent's dinner got overshawed by Dick Clarke's testimony. Clarke wasn't joking, he was apologizing, The Kerry campaign was quick to place Bush's awful judgment in context.
"How Out of Touch Can This President Be?
"George Bush insulted me as a veteran and as a friend to many still serving in Iraq. This act lowers the dialogue about weapons of mass destruction. War is the single most serious event that a President or government can carry its people into. No weapons of mass destruction have been found and that is no joke - this is for real. This cheapens the sacrifice that American soldiers and their families are dealing with every single day." -- Brad Owens (Iraqi War Veteran, US Army Reserves)
Speaking at the Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner in Washington last night, President George W. Bush showed a stunningly cavalier attitude toward the failed search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and the Administration's rush to war.
"Those weapons of mass destruction have got to be somewhere," Bush mimicked, as a slide of the President looking under furniture in the Oval Office appeared on the screen.
That's supposed to be funny?
If George Bush thinks his deceptive rationale for going to war is a laughing matter, then he's even more out of touch than we thought. Unfortunately for the President, this is not a joke.
585 American soldiers have been killed in Iraq in the last year, 3,354 have been wounded, and there's no end in sight. Bush Turned White House Credibility into a Joke George Bush sold us on going to war with Iraq based on the threat of weapons of mass destruction. But we still haven't found them, and now he thinks that's funny?
"George Bush didn't tell us the truth about the economy, about job loss, about the true cost of his deceptive prescription drug plan, or about the existence of weapons of mass destruction. There's nothing funny about that."
Meanwhile, the Army has just released a study detailing the high rate of suicides for soldiers serving in Iraq. Soldiers who would have probably been alive if they hadn't been sent off to search for Bush's little joke.
What kind of White House would allow the president to joke about the reason for a war which is killing Americans every day. I wonder why he didn't try those jokes out at Walter Reed's Ward 57, where the Iraq war amputees try to get their lives back.
It may be funny inside the Beltway, where their kids aren't being sent to Iraq, but to average Americans, who's familiy members wait on pins and needles for their loved ones to return in one piece, I think the humor is lost on them.
posted by Steve @ 8:36:00 AM