|“We don’t do [ Iraqi ] body counts.”
— General Tommy Franks, US Central Command
IRAQ WAR CO$T
"You were in Baghdad for six hours. You weren't even in the real Baghdad. You were in the Green Zone.
That's like going to the Olive Garden and saying you've been to Italy."
— Jon Stewart, to George W. Bush
"Pentagon records show that at least 8,000 members of the all-volunteer U.S. Army have deserted since the Iraq war began. Hey, at least somebody has an exit strategy." — Tina Fey
"Thanksgiving is almost here. Today President Bush pardoned the White House turkey. Dick Cheney,
however, wanted to torture it."
— Conan O'Brien
"People will be eating turkey on Thanksgiving. A lot of people like to bake it, some broil
it, some pan fry their turkey, some roast it. Dick Cheney plans to have the CIA torture his."
"With a heavy dose of fear and violence,
and a lot of money for projects, I think we can convince people that we are here to help them."
Stupidity is the devil. Look in the eye of a chicken and you'll know. It's the most horrifying, cannibalistic, and nightmarish creature in this world.
"They [WMD's] could still be there. They could be hidden like the 50 tons of mustard gas in a turkey farm."
"The uncertainty is just killing us. It's like checking on a turkey in the oven 24 hours a day."
"Today, President Bush pardoned the White House turkey. It was a practice run for
pardoning Scooter Libby."
In the most famous picture from his trip to Baghdad, President Bush had himself artfully photographed to look like he was serving turkey to the troops.
According to the Washington Post, Bush was actually holding "a decoration, not a serving plate." In other words, he was holding a prop, not real food, and thus only pretending for the cameras to be serving up the holiday meal.
The Post notes that "the foray has opened new credibility questions for a White House that has dealt with issues" like this in the past. In fact, the flap marks the second such distortion in as many days about his trip to Baghdad.
Just yesterday it was revealed that the White House's tall tale of Air Force One crossing paths with a British Airways plane was entirely false.
The deceptive picture also harkens back to the controversy surrounding the President's "Mission Accomplished" banner.
When asked why he chose to stand in front of the "Mission Accomplished" banner at a press conference six months later, Bush "disavowed the background banner," saying the White House staff had nothing to do with producing it.
Is Bush Still Too Dumb to Be President?
You can't run a country on horse sense.
July 16, 2006
Way back when he first appeared on the national scene, the rap against George W. Bush was that he might be too dumb to be
president. As time passed, questions about Bush's mental capabilities faded away.