JOHN HOWARD— Militarism and aggression are the foundations of his [Saddam Hussein's] regime. If you doubt this, consider his actions against Iraqi Kurds, against the Shiah majority—particularly the Marshland Arabs. Consider the estimated 400,000 combatants and civilians who lost their lives in the war that followed his invasion of Iran—
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A latent cricket fan, or an ignoramus about Indian culture (and, indeed, of non-American cinema)? You be the judge.
From the transcript of Bush 43's round table interview with Indian journalists in the White House last Wednesday:
Q Between a cricket match and a Bollywood movie, what would a --
THE PRESIDENT: Cricket match and a --
"We'll also fund additional research in cutting-edge methods of producing ethanol, not just from corn, but from wood chips and stalks, or switch grass."
- GW Bush, State of the Union Address, 31.1.06
And there you have it. GWB's follow-up to his 2005 asbestos moment.
Out of the rubbles of Trent Lott's house -- he's lost his entire house -- there's going to be a fantastic house. And I'm looking forward to sitting on the porch.
- George W Bush, Mobile (Alabama), 2.9.05 (source)
Now I know why I am always refused a connection to GeorgeWBush.com. I was sure that there weren't that many computer-literate Republicans out there to deluge his site with hits.
On November 2, the entire civilised world will be praying, praying Bush loses. And Sod's law dictates he'll probably win, thereby disproving the existence of God once and for all. The world will endure four more years of idiocy, arrogance and unwarranted bloodshed, with no benevolent deity to watch over and save us. John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley Jr - where are you now that we need you?
- Charlie Brooker, The Guardian, 23.10.04
"When I spend time with Barney, we bark together. We pick fleas together." Thus spake one dog of a president. That scene, from an informercial within that huge Fascist Infomercial called the Republican National Convention, is meant to show us, no doubt, how much GWB is an ornery guy who loves his critters.
The tea-to-stumps session of the fourth and final day of the New York StuporTest will start in a few minutes. The big question is: will GW Bush accept the Republican Party's unanimous nomination for President? Let's hope not, and make this Circ... er, Convention worthwhile.