The transcript of Bush's press conference is here
Bush says without a hint of irony:
But, nevertheless, there are still some in Iraq who aren't happy with democracy. They want to go back to the old days of tyranny and darkness and torture chambers and mass graves.
And on Social Security:
Third, any reform of Social Security must replace the empty promises being made to younger workers with real assets, real money....
...I know some Americans have reservations about investing in the stock market, so I propose that one investment option consist entirely of treasury bonds, which are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government.
So, replace "empty promises", which are in fact Treasury bonds
backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government with more Treasury bonds? Okay, this isn't that good of a punchline, but why the fuck is the president referring to US bonds as empty promises?
I only read about two-thirds of the transcript (I've found that my anger is less visceral and more rational when I read Bush sinstead of watch him), but really, Bush sounds like he's either an eight year old or he's trying to explain complicated things to eight year olds. Like this:
Today, I talked to the prime minister of Iraq; had a great conversation with him. I told him I was proud of the fact that he's willing to stand up and lead. I told him I appreciate his courage and the courage of those who are willing to serve the Iraqi people in government.
BUSH: I told him, I said, When America makes a commitment, we'll stand by you.
I said, I hope you get your constitution written on time. And he agreed. He recognizes it's very important for the transitional national assembly to get the constitution written so it can be submitted to the people on time. He understands the need for a timely write of the constitution.
-Daddy Brooklyn 10:53 EST |