Sunday, May 07, 2006

Just don’t like war

I don’t know why everyone is making fun of Bush for saying that the greatest moment of his presidency was when he caught a fish. Can you think of anything he’s done that was better than that?

That was in an interview with Bild, which asked what role Germany plays in The War Against Terror (TWAT). Bush: “Germany plays a vital role in the war on terror. Germany is in the heart of Europe.” Say what? “Germany’s will is important.” Yes, it should triumph. No, wait...

Chimpy magnanimously forgives Germany for not supporting the war in Iraq:
I’ve come to realize that the nature of the German people are such that war is very abhorrent, that Germany is a country now that is -- no matter where they sit on the political spectrum, Germans are -- just don’t like war. And I can understand that. There’s a generation of people who had their lives torn about because of a terrible war.
Yes, the Thirty Years’ War was terrible. “Just don’t like war.” He really said that. Just don’t like war. But they like blood sausage. And David Hasselhoff. There’s really no accounting for taste, is there? He followed up with this little Freudian slip:
The point now is not what went on in the past. The point now is how do we work together to achieve important goals. And one such goal is a democracy in Germany [sic].
On Iranian President Ahmadinejad and Israel: “But what he’s also saying is, if he’s willing to destroy one country, he’d be willing to destroy other countries.” Well when you put it that way, it does seem a little unreasonable.

On Pope John Paul II & Pope Ratzi: “These are strong, capable men who challenge the concept of moral relevancy.”

Bush was also interviewed, last week, by German tv. He said his meeting with Angela Merkel “gave me a chance to get a glimpse into her soul.” And she’s “not a fake.” Phew. You’d hate to get stuck with one of those fake Merkels.

On Iraq: “There is a tough Shia as the Prime Minister-designate, there’s a Sunni rejectionist who is now reconciled with the country.” Huh?

On Palestine: “I was not pleased that Hamas has refused to announce [sic] its desire to destroy Israel.”

Asked about his alleged liking for strong women, he went on a bit. “And I’m married to an incredibly strong woman who I love, and that’s my wife.” Thanks for explaining that the woman you’re married to is your wife. Describes Jenna and Not-Jenna as “two incredibly strong women who will have confidence to go out and explore life, and to achieve.” Says Karen Hughes “was one of the most powerful women ever in the White House, simply because she had complete access to the President and I trusted her.” Such a feminist is our George: Hughes was “powerful,” but all her power derived from him.

Says he’d like to “end” Guantanamo and put everyone on trial.

Says he won’t “scold” Putin just to “gain editorial approval.” Says, “I’d much rather be an effective person than a popular person”. And how’s that going for you?

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