Wednesday, August 24, 2005

He's running out of rationales

Joe Conason on Bush's latest, lamest, and hopefully last rationale for his war in Iraq:

As 'freedom' routine loses credibility, Bush uses war dead to justify war
Challenged to justify the war in Iraq by his critics -- and in particular by bereaved Gold Star mother Cindy Sheehan -- President George W. Bush has answered with logic that is almost perfectly circular. Speaking to the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Salt Lake City on Aug. 22, he explained that our troops must keep fighting and dying in order to justify the sacrifice of those who fought and died before them.

Maureen Dowd weighs in on the same topic:

What twisted logic: with no W.M.D., no link to 9/11 and no democracy, now we have to keep killing people and have our kids killed because so many of our kids have been killed already? Talk about a vicious circle: the killing keeps justifying itself.

Lemme see if I understand this - more kids have to die in vain to honor the ones who have already died in vain so the Chimp won't have to admit they died in vain due to his mistakes and lies. Is that about right?

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