Thursday, December 15, 2005

The Manchurian Candidate

A wealth of goodies in this seemingly innocuous interview.

Note the "my military." Freudian slip? Or a foul ball during a game of slow-pitch softball?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"MY military" + "fighting terrorism"

Combine with:

Pentagon spying on the Quakers and other dangerous domestic groups.

Scaring the bejeebus out of me!

12/15/2005 8:34 AM  
Anonymous Russell said...

FWIW, I actually think it's likely that "my military" is simply a transcription error --- the quote is "He's conducted two wars, and at the same time is out to transfer my military from a military that was constructed for the post-Cold War to one that is going to be constructed to fight terrorism."

In that context, the word "transform" makes far more sense, and if you try to hear the President's accent in your head, it's not difficult (at least for me) to see how "transform" could be heard as "transfer m". Where the last "y" comes from would be harder, but it could have been a slurred attempt at "the".

Of course, presumably the President meant "constructed for the Cold War" later in the sentence, not "for the post-Cold War."

12/15/2005 5:27 PM  
Anonymous TuiMel said...

This morning - before I read the "my military" comment from the Hume "interview," I was thinking about how much Bush reminds me of a little boy playing with toys. He enjoys manipulating things and the notion that people must do his bidding. HE made the judgement to go to war. HE made the tough decision. He will keep everyone there until he is darn good and ready. HE pushes the trucks and positions the plastic soldiers in his sandbox. Only its the World and the soldiers are flesh and blood who bleed and die. Bush often speaks of himself in imperial, omnipotent terms. I have no doubt whatsoever that he thinks the military is "his." Hence he feels no shame in constantly using them as props for his speeches or in wrapping his policies in them to shield himself from criticism.

Did I tell you I detest this man?

12/16/2005 1:34 AM  
Anonymous greg said...

oh my golly cunning, you're gonna love this interview

chronicling the lies and distortions in this piece could take all saturday morning, i'm half inclined to roll up my sleeves and do it...


12/17/2005 10:40 AM  
Blogger shinsato said...

Typo is extremely unlikely, here's another quote from George W., quoted here and at MSNBC, but the first article is more to the point.

"I remember the day we committed the troops, or I committed the troops, there's no `we' to it. I committed the troops to combat in Iraq. And I left here [the Oval Office], walked out that door, walked around that South Lawn there with my trusty dog Spot, just thinking about the consequences....”

12/20/2005 6:44 PM  
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