Bush displays his incompetence, says he’d make the same stupid mistakes again.

During a Q&A session with the Orange County Business Council President Bush said that even knowing what he knows today he’d still make the same stupid mistakes if given the chance to do it all again:

President Bush today said mistakes were made in planning for the Iraq invasion, but he defended the troop level he ordered in the initial strike, saying he would have committed the same number if given a second chance.

Recalling his pre-war conversations with Gen. Tommy Franks, who led the invasion and is now retired, Bush told a business group in Irvine, Calif.: “The level that he suggested was the troop level necessary to do the job, and I support it strongly.”

Obviously it wasn’t the necessary troop level to do the job or the job would be getting done, but President Dumbass isn’t capable of grasping this painfully simple truth. OK, let’s be fair here and admit that the troop levels were adequate to topple Saddam, which they were, but not adequate enough to deal with the aftermath of this poorly thought out action.

This next claim, however, just floors me:

He went on to say: “I also want to let you know that before you commit troops that you must do everything that you can to solve the problem diplomatically. And I can look you in the eye and tell you I feel I tried to solve the problem diplomatically to the max and would have committed troops both in Afghanistan and Iraq, knowing what I know today.”

It’s hard not to believe he’s knowingly telling a bald faced lie here because the alternative—that he’s so stunningly dense that x-rays wouldn’t penetrate his skull that he could believe he exhausted every diplomatic option before rushing off to war—is just too frightening to consider given that Iran is practically begging Bush to launch a war on them as of late. I find it very hard to believe he’s that idiotic and can only assume he must be lying his ass off.

At least he’s capable of illustrating what his problem with coming to grips with reality is caused by:

Later, Bush said: “I base a lot of my foreign policy decisions on some things that I think are true. One, I believe there’s an Almighty. And, secondly, I believe one of the great gifts of the Almighty is the desire in everybody’s soul, regardless of what you look like or where you live, to be free.”

His brain has been so corrupted with his silly God beliefs that it’s become reality immune. A better example of the crippling effects of religious belief is hard to find.

11 thoughts on “Bush displays his incompetence, says he’d make the same stupid mistakes again.

  1. Later, Bush said: “I base a lot of my foreign policy decisions on some things that I think are true. One, I believe there’s an Almighty. And, secondly, I believe one of the great gifts of the Almighty is the desire in everybody’s soul, regardless of what you look like or where you live, to be free.”

    …so long as you look like a rich white conservative American Bible-belt Christian.

  2. WHY?  Why, America, did you vote for this moron?  I wonder what that 50% of America who got the Shrub into office again have to say about him now?  Since he’s enjoying a 33% approval rating (last I checked), some of his former supporters have apparently seen the light.  But WHY? “Yeah, I fucked up in this manner, but I’d do it all over again, just the same, because I belive in god, yes sir-ee!”.  WHY?

  3. I’m beginning to think that Bush doesn’t believe in god so much as he actually believes that he is a human incarnate of his god. It would certainly help explain his inability to view his own actions in an objective light and his utter refusal to admit any wrongdoing.

  4. Bush is either a cynical liar or a real idiot (or perhaps both, though it’s hard to reconcile all the claims that he’s an evil genius with all the claims that he’s a blithering fool), but the “Almighty” quote, in and of itself, seems hardly worth the claim:

    His brain has been so corrupted with his silly God beliefs that it’s become reality immune. A better example of the crippling effects of religious belief is hard to find.

    I suspect I could probably dig up not dissimilar quotes from, say, FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy.  The interview, as a whole, is dismaying.  But belief in God or God’s instillation of a desire to be free from tyranny and terror is not, per se, a sign of crackpottery or corrupt reality immunity.

    Unless I’m a crackpot, of course.  But, then, the Voices tell me otherwise …

  5. Bush’s speech writer thinks he’s a genius – isn’t ambiguity good? smirk



    Very funny if you’re not a Yank – if you are, just say you have never voted Reptilian.LOL

    ***Dave said:

    Unless I’m a crackpot, of course.

    You may be a lot of things ***Dave but you definitely don’t come across as a messianic psychopath, like Herr βϋςh.

    I just read the first 60 pages, of Sam Harris: The End of Faith, today. EXCELLENT so far.
    Even I can understand 90% of it.

  6. Very funny if you’re not a Yank – if you are, just say you have never voted Reptilian.

    I’m a Yank, I’ve never voted Reptilian, and it’s very funny.  Imagine if this bumbling fool were really President!  Oh, yeah…

  7. President Dumbass

    Sometimes the simplest comments are the funniest.  I laughed my ass off at that one.

    Oh, and as for Bush being an incompetent moron, who here is surprised?  Watching Jon Stewart every day has desesitized me to just about all of the Bush administrations hypocrisy, lies and all around Bullshit.
    Speaking of, did you know the FCC outlawed the word shit and its variants(bullshit, shitacular…) recently?

  8. MoP:

    did you know the FCC outlawed the word shit and its variants(bullshit, shitacular…) recently?

    Let me be the first to say: No shit. LOL

  9. You’re so punny.

    Hold on, hold on, here’s one I thought up the other day at work:

    What do you call a bovine owner who instigates things?

    A Cattle-ist.

    Ba Dum Tsh

  10. A Cattle-ist.

    That is dreadful, MoP.  Okay, just for that, I will repeat a limerick I just read in Breaking the Spell, by Daniel Dennett.  A fascinating book by the way; sort of a natural history of religion.  The limerick was there to make a point about the importance of context, in this case the implied context of most other limericks and their usual subject matter.  Here goes:

    There was a young lady of Tuck
    Who had the most terrible luck
    She went out in a punt
    And fell over the front
    And got bit on the leg by a duck

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