Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Let's Play "Count The Platitudes!"

Scottie was in rare form today. The man's giving his boss a run in the most platitudes used department. An excerpt:
Q We're approaching the four-year anniversary of 9/11. And right after 9/11 the President said he wanted Osama bin Laden dead or alive. Do you consider it a failure by either the military or the intelligence that four years later Osama bin Laden is not only on the loose, but is still being tied to terrorist activities extending into Spain, Egypt, Iraq and England?

MR. McCLELLAN: Well, first of all, I don't think you're trying to draw conclusions about who exactly is responsible for those attacks. Those investigations are continuing, and I don't think they're -- we're in position to draw final conclusions about who exactly is responsible for those attacks, and what people in other parts of the world -- what role they may or may not have had.

In terms of Osama bin Laden, he is someone that is on the run. We have made significant progress in dismantling the al Qaeda network. We continue to pursue him. He will be brought to justice. We have brought to justice a number of his leaders, and that has been an important success in our efforts to better protect the American people and to prevent attacks from happening in the first place. We have learned a lot of valuable information from some of the leaders that we have gone after and captured to help us disrupt attacks or prevent attacks from happening in the first place.

But there has been significant progress. The war on terrorism is broader than any one person. But he is someone we continue to pursue, and he will brought to justice. And you have to look at the overall progress that we've made in the war on terrorism. We've made substantial progress to prevail in the war on terrorism.

But this is a long-term ideological struggle. We are up against a group of people who have no regard for human life. They seek to spread an ideology that is based on hatred and based on fear and chaos and violence. They seek to dominate a part of the world and dominate people of a certain religious background. But they don't represent any religion; they represent a hateful ideology that will be defeated as we work to spread freedom and democracy.

Sickening, isn't it?

All emphasis mine.


At 2:00 PM, Blogger ScottW said...

Ever get the feeling that Scotty is like one of those dolls you had when you were a kid. Just pull the string and one of a couple phrases comes out time and time again.

The good news is at least the press is finally asking some tough questions.

At 2:56 PM, Blogger Capitola said...

Oh yes. He's exactly like one of those dolls. I'm so fucking sick of the stonewalling, the platitudes, the lies ...

Were I not addicted to all of it -- like road kill, I'm unable to look away -- I'd blog about my shoe fetish. The higher the heel the better (I'm 5'4). Today I purchased a sexy pair of teal colored patent leather slides with crystal bling across the upper. PHAT! ;-)

At 4:16 PM, Blogger Jeff Huber said...

String Scottie says:

"Ooh, Barbie, crystal bling me across your patent leather uppers."

Cap, my truest wish is that when all is said and done, America will have seen its darkest side, come to terms with it, and started off on a new vector.

More on this later.



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