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Sunday, June 27, 2004
European Hearts and Minds Won - Mission Accomplished!
The Boy Emperor seems to be losing touch with reality. He's now making bizarre, Howard Hughes-like pronouncements.
President Bush declared an end on Saturday to Western rifts over Iraq but won little in his search for European military help and took heat over prisoner abuse.
Kind of like he declared an end to the war in Iraq. The Bushman seems to believe that the simple act of his saying something will make it true.
"The bitter differences of the war are over," Bush told a news conference, which was delayed by anti-American protests staged around the lightning U.S.-EU summit in Ireland.
Fenced off from his detractors by 2,000 soldiers and 4,000 police -- a third of the Irish security forces -- Bush holed up in a western Irish castle with European Union leaders.
Those two paragraphs could have come straight out of the Onion.
In their private talks and a joint U.S.-EU statement, European leaders made clear their disquiet over both the detention of terror suspects in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and the U.S. military abuse of prisoners at Iraq's Abu Ghraib jail.
The statement pointedly stressed "the need for full respect of the Geneva Conventions."
Bush responded that the Abu Ghraib scandal made him "sick."
Sick but in a, you know, completely not-my-responsibility way.
This is all so unbelievable. I have a feeling that a lot of other people are starting to feel "sick" too.