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Good things come from patience

Thursday, March 22, 2007  

George W. Bush has asked the US public for their patience in the war in Iraq. Along the way he has always insisted that to support the troops and be successful in the war effort, we cannot set a specific timetable. Imagine if he applied these views to domestic policy.

a godBush on the War in Iraq
“We will not set an artificial timetable for leaving Iraq, because that would embolden the terrorists and make them believe they can wait us out. We are in Iraq to achieve a result: A country that is democratic, representative of all its people, at peace with its neighbors, and able to defend itself. And when that result is achieved, our men and women serving in Iraq will return home with the honor they have earned.”

Bush on Eduction
“We will not set artificial standards for education, because that would embolden students to study for tests, not teachers to teach. We educate our children to achieve a result: A country that is well-educated, representative of all its people, and with the human resources to meet any challenges. And when that result is achieved, our boys and girls will enter adult society with the knowledge they have earned.”

Bush on the War in Iraq
“It can be tempting to look at the challenges in Iraq and conclude our best option is to pack up and go home. That may be satisfying in the short run, but I believe the consequences for American security would be devastating.”

Bush on the War on Poverty
“It can be tempting to look at the challenges of poverty and conclude our best option is to stop funding welfare. That may be satisfying in the short run, but I believe the consequences for the American economy would be devastating.”

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One comment for “Good things come from patience”

  1. Kev H says:

    Howdy, amigo!

    No doubt, examples of Bush’s gigantic encyclopedia of double-standards are too numerous to count. Amazingly, six years into a failed presidency of epic proportion, his myopic edicts continue to stun the world.

    I hear the Bush family has purchased a 40,000+ acre tract of land in Patagonia. Preparing for exile, G.W.?