Friday, April 14, 2006
From 3 years ago
THOMAS: My follow-up is, why does he want to drop bombs on innocent Iraqis?
FLEISCHER: Helen, the question is how to protect Americans, and our allies and friends—
THOMAS: They're not attacking you.
FLEISCHER:—from a country—
THOMAS: Have they laid a glove on you or on the United States, the Iraqis, in eleven years?
FLEISCHER: I guess you have forgotten about the Americans who were killed in the first Gulf War as a result of Saddam Hussein's aggression then.
THOMAS: Is this revenge, eleven years of revenge?
FLEISCHER: Helen, I think you know very well that the president's position is that he wants to avert war, and that the president has asked the United Nations to go into Iraq to help with the purpose of averting war. end quote.
Let me see if I've got this right.
Any revenge will do . . . 9/11, the second Persian Gulf War, your last mistake, whatever.
And then the president wants to avert war by bombing Iraqi civilians . . . yeah right.
I just thought that like the good people at Harpers.org and Whiskey Bar, I would remember a time that was similar in its ethical and logical perversness to the present.