Thursday, July 7

The Order of the Vulture

These are the President's remarks in the wake of the London tragedy:

I spent some time recently with the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, and had an opportunity to express our heartfelt condolences to the people of London, people who lost lives. I appreciate Prime Minister Blair's steadfast determination and his strength. He's on his way now to London here from the G8 to speak directly to the people of London. He'll carry a message of solidarity with him. This morning I have been in contact with our Homeland Security folks. I instructed them to be in touch with local and state officials about the facts of what took place here and in London, and to be extra vigilant, as our folks start heading to work. The contrast between what we've seen on the TV screens here, what's taken place in London and what's taking place here is incredibly vivid to me. On the one hand, we have people here who are working to alleviate poverty, to help rid the world of the pandemic of AIDS, working on ways to have a clean environment. And on the other hand, you've got people killing innocent people. And the contrast couldn't be clearer between the intentions and the hearts of those of us who care deeply about human rights and human liberty, and those who kill -- those who have got such evil in their heart that they will take the lives of innocent folks. The war on terror goes on. I was most impressed by the resolve of all the leaders in the room. Their resolve is as strong as my resolve. And that is we will not yield to these people, will not yield to the terrorists. We will find them, we will bring them to justice, and at the same time, we will spread an ideology of hope and compassion that will overwhelm their ideology of hate.

Does anyone in the world take our asshole of a President seriously anymore? I wonder if the dignitaries at the G8 felt patronized by his folksy vernacular and elementary reaction to the bombings in the UK. Is the blatant hypocrisy of his statement something that only the hate-America-first Liberals can spot? Do world leaders have to be reminded that they have just as much resolve as the leader of the free world? Will Bush keep his word this time around and really work on bringin' them to justice? This is a reaction from FOX News' Brian Kilmeade:

KILMEADE: And he [British Prime Minister Tony Blair] made the statement, clearly shaken, but clearly determined. This is his second address in the last hour. First to the people of London, and now at the G8 summit, where their topic Number 1 --believe it or not-- was global warming, the second was African aid. And that was the first time since 9-11 when they should know, and they do know now, that terrorism should be Number 1. But it's important for them all to be together. I think that works to our advantage, in the Western world's advantage, for people to experience something like this together, just 500 miles from where the attacks have happened.

Nice. Way to stick to your irrational/rightwing/brainless guns. Obviously, the current Take-the-war-there-so-it-doesn't-come-here rationale has proven itself to be a bunk theory. I wonder when our soldiers will be back in our country, protecting our ports, nuclear facilities, and mass transit lines from the hundreds of NEW terrorists that we've helped create.

Sam Seder was incredible today as Randi Rhodes fill-in host. You can get the podcast HERE at the end of the day.

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