Bush Presidential Library: April 2008 Archives
It's about frakking time:
Where was this venting seven years ago? If he'd been this fiesty and combative all along, maybe his approval numbers wouldn't be dancing on the edge of what in baseball is called the mason-dixon line.
And still he gets it wrong. The ultimate cure for jihadism isn't just democracy - Hamas, remember, was duly elected by the Palestinians, just to cite one recent horrible example - it is the utter and complete destruction of its state sponsors and the long-term replacement of those regimes with anti-Islamist, pro-Western governments. And even then the struggle won't be completely over until every last Islamist is toe-tagged.
Those "long-term replacement" projects will differ based upon the existent advancement, or lack thereof, of the Muslim country in question. Afghanistan, for example, should take longer because it is comparatively primitive, backward, and remote. Iraq, by contrast, being more modern and industrialized, should be a quicker process but is not precisely because there is outside interference from (drumroll, please) neighboring state terror sponsors (i.e. Iran and Syria) that have not been defeated and removed in turn. This is the inevitable consequence of fighting only half a war and leaving the main enemy unengaged.
I'd have paid to see the expression on this reporterette's face if the President had used the occasion of her question to deliver an ultimatum to Iran: turn over your entire nuclear weapons program - materials, research, documents, computer files, scientists, warheads, E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G - like Libyan dictator Muammar Khaddafy did five years ago, or we will annihilate you.
Would have been far more satisfying than mere venting that didn't involve a Coors beer can.
The last REAL president for a long, long time takes a humorous trip down memory lane....