Monday, November 5, 2012 11:23:13 PM
#2 Best arguement I've heard. Still irrelivant UNLESS you`re attacking Bush for the statement he DIDN`T make! It would have been "too strong" so isn`t it GOOD that he didn`t say it? Didn`t matter though, the MSM Attack-dogs don`t need things like "facts" or "the truth" to assail their enemy...
Do you happen to know if flying a "Mission Accomplished" (or similar: Well Done, Welcome Home & etc) banner is a US Navy tradition? I have NO idea...
Monday, November 5, 2012 11:20:46 PM
To my knowledge, however, it was never "front page fodder." @chalket: you make a valid, if incorrect, observation. I don't "literally" mean the front page of a newspaper! Rather the "leading topic" of conversation in the News World. Thus HUNDREDS of "news pundits" over the years used Bush`s `nuclear` as fodder to ATTACK him! As if pronouncing that word had some effect on America`s issues... see? Comedians = OK! News `reporters` = NOT ok.
#1: No, it was fine! The "Mission" WAS accomplished! At least the FIRST one: ground combat operations. NEXT came the whole "rebuilding" thing, winning hearts & minds and fighting the insurgency.
The MSM just "skipped over" the truth to harp on the supposed "Bush is so stupid he thinks the war is OVER" meme... and yes, I`ve seen dozens of clips of this.
Monday, November 5, 2012 10:47:26 PM
As for the banner, do you really think that qualifies as a "simple misspeak?" It certainly was a mistake, but a "misspeak" on par with Biden's speech? Come on...
But since you brought it up:
1) First the WH said the crew requested the banner. Then they said it was the Navy`s idea but the WH made it (but the Navy hung it). Then they conceded that they actually hung the banner too. Regardless which version (if any) was correct it was stupid to hold that particular speech in front of it. Even YOU cannot deny that.
2) No, he never said "Mission accomplished" in the speech, because Donald Rumsfeld REMOVED it! "I was in Baghdad, and I was given a draft of that thing to look at. And I just died, and I said my God, it`s too conclusive. And I fixed it and sent it back… they fixed the speech, but not the sign." That kinda implies the banner was really made FOR the speech, doesn`t it?
Monday, November 5, 2012 10:45:33 PM
5Cats: First, Bush mangling the word "nucular" (as many do) has nothing to do with his Texas accent, it's called a metathesis (a switching of two adjacent sounds) and it can be found in Canada and Britain as well. To my knowledge, however, it was never "front page fodder."
Monday, November 5, 2012 10:26:01 PM
Crakr... I think HG asked you the wrong question. It should be "give one example where a misspeak this innocent was attacked by liberals" since these types of slips are, of course, newsworthy and will be reported regardless of the party slipping up.
Your Jan Brewer example certainly made the news, as it should have, but I couldn't find any MSM attacks on her for it. Can you?