Wednesday, February 11, 2004

"I asked a simple question; how about a simple answer?"

Press Briefing by Scott McClellan
Bush's record is exposed and the press secretary can't answer a straight question.

I think the media hasn't show the public how pathetic Bush's Press Secretary Scott McClellan is. (and how WEAK the Bush defense is for his National Guard record). I am watching the Tuesday press briefing on C-SPAN and it is really tense, awkward and embarrassing. You need to see it, hopefully the link is still at It really is interesting and very powerful, at one point a reporter gets so frustrated with Scott McClellan that he says, "I asked a simple question; how about a simple answer?" The video is difficult to watch, McClellan is really squirming. His responces are evasive and lame.
I am sure the media isn't communicating this story to the public and how lame the answers are for the really tough questions. The press conferences can really be interesting in how they differ from the final slant that is presented in the reports that make it to TV and print.

Scott McClellan's performance was so pathetic that a reporter felt compelled to make a little speech in support of Bush in the form of a question!! This right wing freak tosses away the idea of journalism and decides to blurt out, " Since there have been so many questions about what the President was doing over 30 years ago, what is it that he did after his honorable discharge from the National Guard? Did he make speeches alongside Jane Fonda, denouncing America's racist war in Vietnam? Did he testify before Congress that American troops committed war crimes in Vietnam? And did he throw somebody else's medals at the White House to protest a war America was still fighting? What was he doing after he was honorably discharged? " This reporter is such an asshole. What a clown! You need to see all this for yourself, check it out: Whitehouse . (the Feb 10th briefing) The text is here but I don't think you can get all the emotions and craziness from it: Press Briefing by Scott McClellan I think everyone should see that even high drama like this gets suppressed by the media. By the way, if this snowballs then Bush could really be hurt on this because he simply does not have an answer for this: The records indicate that the President did not perform any Guard duty during the months of December 1972, February or March of 1973.

Sunday, February 01, 2004

Bush is still nuts and the media has really ignored it. TWO TIMES now Bush insanely insited that Saddam didn't even allow the inspectors in so that is why we attacked him. The media is really hiding crazy stuff from Bush:


Q Mr. President, but how do you describe and account for the difference between what you claimed prior to the war about what he possessed and what he was capable of, and what the intelligence said he possessed and was capable of in terms of a nuclear weapon within the decade, and the fact that David Kay says the intelligence was inaccurate and wrong, and nothing has been found? Don't you owe the American people an explanation?

PRESIDENT BUSH: Well, I think the Iraq Survey Group must do its work. Again, I appreciate David Kay's contribution. I said in the run-up to the war against Iraq that -- first of all, I hoped the international community would take care of him. I was hoping the United Nations would enforce its resolutions, one of many. And then we went to the United Nations, of course, and got an overwhelming resolution -- 1441 -- unanimous resolution, that said to Saddam, you must disclose and destroy your weapons programs, which obviously meant the world felt he had such programs. He chose defiance. It was his choice to make, and he did not let us in.

I said in the run-up that Saddam was a grave and gathering danger, that's what I said. And I believed it then, and I know it was true now. And as Mr. Kay said, that Iraq was a dangerous place. And given the circumstances of September the 11th, given the fact that we're vulnerable to attack, this nation had to act for our security.

Q -- visas for Polish tourists coming to the United States?

Q Visa. Visas -- do you offer anything on the visa policy for the Polish people?

and the time before:

THE PRESIDENT: Yes, Dana, one last question.

Q Mr. President, back on the question of Iraq, and that specific line that has been in question --

THE PRESIDENT: Can you cite the line? (Laughter.)

Q I could, if you gave me some time.

THE PRESIDENT: When I gave the speech, the line was relevant.

Q So even though there has been some question about the intelligence -- the intelligence community knowing beforehand that perhaps it wasn't, you still believe that when you gave it --

THE PRESIDENT: Well, the speech that I gave was cleared by the CIA. And, look, the thing that's important to realize is that we're constantly gathering data. Subsequent to the speech, the CIA had some doubts. But when I gave the -- when they talked about the speech and when they looked at the speech, it was cleared. Otherwise, I wouldn't have put it in the speech. I'm not interested in talking about intelligence unless it's cleared by the CIA. And as Director Tenet said, it was cleared by the CIA.

The larger point is, and the fundamental question is, did Saddam Hussein have a weapons program? And the answer is, absolutely. And we gave him a chance to allow the inspectors in, and he wouldn't let them in. And, therefore, after a reasonable request, we decided to remove him from power, along with other nations, so as to make sure he was not a threat to the United States and our friends and allies in the region. I firmly believe the decisions we made will make America more secure and the world more peaceful.

Thank you.

This is how the Washington Post understated it back in July of 2003 the FIRST time he said such a crazy thing. The article is written so matter of factly. If Bush had entered the press conferance naked would the reporting be a brief mention in the middle of the article that Bush "apeared not to be clothed" and then skip along like it was nothing?

President Defends Allegation On Iraq
Bush Says CIA's Doubts Followed Jan. 28 Address

By Dana Priest and Dana Milbank
Washington Post Staff Writers
Tuesday, July 15, 2003; Page A01
Defending the broader decision to go to war with Iraq, the president said the decision was made after he gave Saddam Hussein "a chance to allow the inspectors in, and he wouldn't let them in."

Bush's position was at odds with those of his own aides, who acknowledged over the weekend that the CIA raised doubts that Iraq sought to buy uranium from Niger more than four months before Bush's speech.

The president's assertion that the war began because Iraq did not admit inspectors appeared to contradict the events leading up to war this spring: Hussein had, in fact, admitted the inspectors and Bush had opposed extending their work because he did not believe them effective.