Sunday, September 21, 2003

Non-Denial Denial

Bush responds to Kennedy criticisms. Reminds me of the time Poppy tried (and succeeded) to smack down Dan Rather when Rather asked him about the affair everyone knew he was having

"I don't mind people trying to pick apart my policies, and that's fine and that's fair game," Bush said in the interview that will air Monday night. "But, you know, I don't think we're serving our nation well by allowing the discourse to become so uncivil that people say — use words that they shouldn't be using."

... as Jesse says:

He's "using words that he shouldn't be using". He's "disrespecting the discourse". He does not, however, appear to be wrong, which is sort of the key to the whole matter.

Talk about disrespecting the discourse. more thing. The real issue here isn't whether we are or aren't slipping cash to other nations as carrots. Of course we do that all the time. The issue is the fact that billions of dollars are flowing into Iraq and the administration doesn't feel the need to explain where much of it is going.