Friday, August 13, 2004

If only... - Bush: America better off with his leadership: "'The world's safer. ... Libya's no longer a threat. Pakistan is an ally in the war on terror,' Bush said in an exclusive interview on CNN's 'Larry King Live.'
'There are 50 million people that once lived in tyranny now living in societies which are heading toward democracies,' he said.
Bush also promoted improvements at home.
'The economy is growing. We've overcome a recession and corporate scandals, a stock market decline and an attack,' he said. 'And yet we've recovered and our economy is getting better. The education system is getting better because of the No Child Left Behind Act. The Medicare law has been strengthened so seniors will have prescription drug coverage starting in 2006.'
The president also said he would still choose to go to war in Iraq if he had it to do all over again -- even knowing everything he now knows about the absence of stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction.
'I will argue that Saddam Hussein out of power has made the world a better place and a safer place,' he said. 'We thought we'd find stockpiles. The whole world thought we'd find stockpiles. ... But what we do know is Saddam Hussein had the capability of making weapons of mass destruction, and after September 11th, a risk we could not take was that he would share that capability with our enemies.'
Bush, who was joined for the interview by his wife, Laura, also took issue with a proposal by Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry to set a six-month time frame to begin reducing the number of U.S. troops in Iraq.
'That says to the enemy, 'Wait for six months and one day,' or it says to the Iraqis, 'The Americans aren't serious,'' Bush said. 'The timetable is this -- not one day more than is necessary, and the commanders on the ground will let us know when."

If only he can continue to speak this plainly and clearly throughout the campaign, and get the press to repeat it, I can't see how he'll lose.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Gee, subtle campaign.

"My platform? It's a one-point plan: I am the bestest AMERICAN PRESDENT EVA! YEAH! JOHN KERRY SUCKS!"

Back up the claim that the education system is getting better.

George Bush has mislead the American people. Possibly not knowingly, but that's still not the kind of person I want as my president.