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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

This is Painful

Crooks and Liars posted this video yesterday (old news, right?), but I just got a chance to watch it. How painful. I used to think about how much fun I would have if I ever got a chance to ask Bush a few questions. I think I'd have more fun with Blow-Up Bush:
Q Thank you, Mr. President. It's an honor to have you here. I'm a first-year student in South Asia studies. My question is in regards to private military contractors. Uniform Code of Military Justice does not apply to these contractors in Iraq. I asked your Secretary of Defense a couple months ago what law governs their actions.

THE PRESIDENT: I was going to ask him. Go ahead. (Laughter.) Help. (Laughter.)

Q I was hoping your answer might be a little more specific. (Laughter.) Mr. Rumsfeld answered that Iraq has its own domestic laws which he assumed applied to those private military contractors. However, Iraq is clearly not currently capable of enforcing its laws, much less against -- over our American military contractors. I would submit to you that in this case, this is one case that privatization is not a solution. And, Mr. President, how do you propose to bring private military contractors under a system of law?

THE PRESIDENT: I appreciate that very much. I wasn't kidding -- (laughter.) I was going to -- I pick up the phone and say, Mr. Secretary, I've got an interesting question. (Laughter.) This is what delegation -- I don't mean to be dodging the question, although it's kind of convenient in this case, but never -- (laughter.) I really will -- I'm going to call the Secretary and say you brought up a very valid question, and what are we doing about it? That's how I work. I'm -- thanks. (Laughter.)
I'm sure the liberal media will follow-up and get the person in charge to answer the question.


At 4/11/2006 7:29 PM, Anonymous george clooney said...

I'm sure the woman sat down and said, Are you fucking kidding me?

At 4/11/2006 9:16 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

That phrase again..."liberal media"...and always with the quotes. Hmm, would that be the same media that fakes war photos which just happen to reflect badly on the war?


Or the same media that informed a blogger to write this about Guantanamo: “The United States, which has been lambasted for human rights abuses both by members of its armed forces in Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad and by U.S. law enforcement officials in the Guantanamo detention facility in Cuba."


At 4/12/2006 10:40 AM, Anonymous truthseeker said...

timmy, whatever.

The laughing audience got me. These people *are* robots.


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