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Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Quotes of the Morning: Fine Except for the Bombings

“Many parts of Iraq are stable now. But, uh, of course, what we see on television is the one bombing a day that discourages everyone.”
-Laura Bush, February 26, 2007

“Yes, but if the media just learns to stop talking about the bombings in Iraq then everything will be just peachy, just like Afghanistan.”

“A suicide attacker blew himself up outside the US military base in Afghanistan where US Vice President Dick Cheney was visiting Tuesday, killing at least three people.
One US soldier was said to be among the dead but there was confusion about the total death toll after an Afghan interior ministry spokesman said that 18 people, three of them foreign soldiers, had been killed.
The US-led coalition in Afghanistan said a US soldier and two Afghans were killed in the attack. Witnesses said the attacker passed through a gate guarded by Afghans and then blew himself up at another guarded by US troops.”
-AFP, February 27, 2007

“Just remember.. terror is only a problem if you talk about it. If you refuse to report on it, then the spread of terror stops and everyone is happy. You don’t have to be concerned about bombings and terror. You government has things well in hand.”

“Dozens of high-level officials joined in a White House drill yesterday to see how the government would respond if several cities were attacked simultaneously with bombs similar to those used against U.S. troops in Iraq.
White House homeland security adviser Frances Fragos Townsend and the Homeland Security Council that she heads mapped out in advance a massive disaster involving improvised explosive devices, or IEDs. The attack targeted 10 U.S. cities, both large and small, at the same time, said a senior administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Townsend presided over the three-hour exercise, which brought the government's top homeland security officials to the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next to the White House. All Cabinet agencies were represented by their secretaries or other high-ranking officials, with about 90 participants in all, White House spokesman Scott Stanzel said.”
-Associated Press, February 25, 2007

“So remember, whether you are afraid of the terrorists or you feel that our troops are stuck in the middle of a bloodbath of a civil war, don’t talk about it. Talking about it just emboldens the enemies of America. You simply must trust that Fearless Leader has everything in hand.”

“President Bush went on a bike ride yesterday morning and did not take part in the test.”
-Associated Press, February 25, 2007

“O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast! Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.”
-1984, George Orwell


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