This morning, Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY03) stood up on the House floor and to ask President Bush a couple of questions. Note the delicate sensibilities
This morning, Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY03) stood up on the House floor and to ask President Bush a couple of questions. Note the delicate sensibilities of the North Carolina congressman who doesn't like throwing Bush's own phrase back at him:
With brave American soldiers dying in record numbers, I have two questions for the President -- just whose posteriors are we kicking and how do you know? With Sunnis and Shiites killing themselves and each other, plus an incompetence Maliki government, we don't know who we're fighting, much less where we're kicking them. And while we're tied up in Iraq, Al Qaeda thrives in Pakistan and Afghanistan. So the President's turn of phrase will go to the blooper hall of fame with other Bush Golden Oldies like last throes, links to Al Qaeda and Mission Accomplished. There was a time when America's success meant defeating Nazis, tearing down communism's Iron Curtain and walking on the moon. Supportng our troops meant honest safeguards, not trash talk. How low have our standards fallen when the President points to the debacle he created and says, this is what I'm proud of. Most americans believe in a country that's capable of much higher standards, and if America were really "kicking butt," the President wouldn't need to say anything, every one would know it. I yield back.
News of the day for May 25, 1992 - Pres. Bush (Sr.) refuses to allow Haitian Boat People to come to the U.S. - Middle East violence escalates with bombings in Beirut and the Gaza Strip. Thailand pro-democracy violence and the ouster of Prime Minster Suchinda. Proposed UN sanctions against Serbia as the war in Bosnia escalates. The 1992 Primary season in full swing with Clinton taking the lead and arrests in Weedstock (shock, not). Read more...