Bush on post-war security

We will provide security against those who try to spread chaos, or settle scores, or threaten the territorial integrity of Iraq.

- George W. Bush, speech before the AEI, 26 February 2003

Some worry that a change of leadership in Iraq could create instability and make the situation worse. The situation could hardly get worse, for world security and for the people of Iraq. The lives of Iraqi citizens would improve dramatically if Saddam Hussein were no longer in power....

- George W. Bush, speech in Cincinnati, 7 October 2002

The present day, outside of Bush's own little world

Truck bombing kills 50: In one of the deadliest attacks in Iraq in recent months, a giant truck bomb exploded outside an Iraqi police station in a heavily Shi'ite city south of Baghdad, killing about 50 people and wounding another 75, just one day after US officials warned of a possible increase in sectarian violence.

Mixed in the grief and fury of Iskandariyah's residents were angry accusations against US forces, who many claimed were behind the blast. Several residents insisted the bombing had been a coalition attack against innocent Iraqis. Residents converged on the rubble within hours, after rumors whipped through the town claiming that the attack had come from an American rocket. The crowd chanted: "No, no to America! The police are traitors!"

Car bomb kills 47 in Baghdad: A suicide car bomb exploded at an Iraqi army recruitment center in Baghdad on Wednesday, killing 47 people and taking the 24-hour death toll in attacks against Iraqis working with the U.S. occupation up to 100.

Myers "optimistic" after bombings

...Air Force General Richard Myers, chairman of the military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he was optimistic about security despite the attack.

"We continue to be optimistic about the situation on the ground in Iraq," Myers said, adding there had been "a lot of success" in bringing stability and security to Iraq ahead of the June 30 target date for handing power to an Iraqi government.

Rumsfeld: Hey, humans are humans... it happens everywhere

"It's impossible to defend in every location against every conceivable kind of attack at every time of the day or night," Defense Secretary Ronald Rumsfeld told reporters in Washington after Tuesday's blast.

"In every... major city on the face of the earth, homicides occur every week. Hundreds occur every year in every city.

"Now, why if we have all those policemen, why if we have everyone against homicides, do they still occur? The answer is because human beings are human beings."

No word on whether Rumsfeld engaged in his increasingly characteristic insane/senile act of karate-chopping the air with his hands and shouting at the top of his voice with veins bulging out everywhere.

But who in their right mind could say any of this? Really - is there anyone who still takes these people seriously?

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