His commentary is lengthy (a little over 11 minutes), but well worth the investment of time. It should be recommended (even required) viewing for the few remaining Republican stalwarts who still believe every word said by President Bush or his administration.
They are never wrong, and they never regret — admirable in a French torch
singer, cataclysmic in an American leader.
Thus, the sickening attempt to blame the Foley scandal on the negligence of others or Ã¢â‚¬Å“the Clinton eraÃ¢â‚¬ÂÃ¢â‚¬â€even though the Foley scandal began before the Lewinsky scandal.
Thus, last monthÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s enraged attacks on this administrationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s predecessors, about Osama bin LadenÃ¢â‚¬â€a projection of their own negligence in the immediate months before 9/11.
Thus, the terrifying attempt to hamstring the fundament of our freedomÃ¢â‚¬â€the ConstitutionÃ¢â‚¬â€a triumph for al Qaida, for which the terrorists could not hope to achieve with a hundred 9/11Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s.
And thus, worst of all perhaps, these newest lies by President Bush about Democrats choosing to await another attack and not listen to the conversations of terrorists.
It is the terror and the guilt within your own heart, Mr. Bush, that you redirect at others who simply wish for you to temper your certainty with counsel.
It is the failure and the incompetence within your own memory, Mr. Bush, that leads you to demonize those who might merely quote to you the pleadings of Oliver Cromwell: Ã¢â‚¬Å“I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.Ã¢â‚¬Â
It is not the Democrats whose inaction in the face of the enemy you fear, Sir.
It is your ownÃ¢â‚¬â€before 9/11 – and (and you alone know this), perhaps afterwards.
Mr. President, these new lies go to the heart of what it is that you truly wish to preserve.
It is not our freedom, nor our countryÃ¢â‚¬â€your actions against the Constitution give irrefutable proof of that.
You want to preserve a political partyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s power. And obviously youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll sell this country out, to do it.
These are lies about the Democrats — piled atop lies about Iraq — which were piled atop lies about your preparations for al Qaida.
To you, perhaps, they feel like the weight of a million centuries — as crushing, as immovable.
They are not.
If you add more lies to them, you cannot free yourself, and us, from them.
But if you stop — if you stop fabricating quotes, and building straw-men, andinspiring those around you to do the same — you may yet liberate yourself and this nation.
Please, sir, do not throw this countryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s principles away because your lies have made it such that you can no longer differentiate between the terrorists and the critics.
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