Thursday, June 18, 2009

That kind of movement will cascade through a society

Yesterday George Bush gave a speech to the Manufacturer and Business Association’s annual convention in Pennsylvania.

About the prospect of closing Guantanamo, he said, “I’ll just tell you that there are people at Gitmo that will kill American people at a drop of a hat and I don’t believe that -- persuasion isn’t going to work. Therapy isn’t going to cause terrorists to change their mind.” Instead of therapy, he recommends waterboarding.

Not funny, but true.

He also explained why on 9/11/01 he failed to leave the My Pet Goat reading: “I realized that we were in crisis, and the first thing I do in any crisis ... is calm. If you’re president, and all of a sudden the whole world is watching you, and you get up and do something precipitously, frighten children, storm out, that kind of movement will cascade through a society.” Yes, that would have been much scarier than that whole planes-flying-into-buildings thing.

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