Monday, January 15, 2007

Unrepentant appeal to the emotions follows

Now seriously, where is the love?


Blogger Robot said...

Good God. The full quotation makes it all the more stupid and delusional:
"Not at all. I think I am proud of the efforts we did. We liberated that country from a tyrant. I think the Iraqi people owe the American people a huge debt of gratitude. That’s the problem here in America. They wonder whether or not there is a gratitude level that’s significant enough in Iraq."

Right on W. At least somebody has the balls to talk about the REAL problem here in America!

4:21 PM  
Blogger Scantron said...

Via Atrios (via another blog via the NYRB), it appears that the question of gratitude has long haunted the Prez:

Da money:

"In Bremer's account, the President was seriously interested in one issue: whether the leaders of the government that followed the CPA would publicly thank the United States. But there is no evidence that he cared about the specific questions that counted: Would the new prime minister have a broad base of support? Would he be able to bridge Iraq's ethnic divisions? What political values should he have? Instead, Bush had only one demand: 'It's important to have someone who's willing to stand up and thank the American people for their sacrifice in liberating Iraq.' According to Bremer, he came back to this single point three times in the same meeting."

Now I, for one, am a sucker for an explicit answer. I want to *know*, damnit, not to infer. In this respect I have often sought express feelings from a woman when her physically apparent disdain for me was all that was required. Perhaps Bush is somewhat like this, although something tells me that unlike most people, he would be content to have a filth-smeared piece of toilet paper with the words "thank you" scrawled on it rather than any real, worldly expression of thanks. But this all ignores the fact that an expression of thanks is the LEAST OF OUR FUCKING PROBLEMS.

10:00 PM  

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