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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

We will not pass along our problems

Billmon doesn't blog much anymore. If he did, he probably would have caught this:
We will not deny, we will not ignore, we will not pass along our problems to other Congresses, to other presidents, and other generations.
-- W, State of the Union Address, January 28, 2003.
Q Will there come a day -- and I'm not asking you when, not asking for a timetable -- will there come a day when there will be no more American forces in Iraq?

THE PRESIDENT: That, of course, is an objective, and that will be decided by future Presidents and future governments of Iraq.
-- W, press conference, 3/21/06.

I'm sure someone else caught that, though I haven't seen it. I just started reading Gore Vidal's 2004 book Imperial America, which he starts by reviewing W's state of the union addresses. Coming across the first quote, in the book, immediately reminded me of the second one. Not that it makes any difference: maybe hypocrisy number 51,326 out of 2,346,651, and unlike many of them not impeachable.

And W saying he will not ignore? Like Cheney saying he won't snarl. Ignorance is the essence of aWol.