That sums up the Bush Administration in a nutshell, doesn't it? On Monday's edition of Bushed!, Keith Olbermann notes the continued mangling of the English language by the president as exemplified by his interview with FOXNews Sunday:
And secondly I believe the Iraq democracy is going to take hold and — it's very hard to write the future history of America before the current history hasn't been fully written.
Next is the typically hypocritical stance of the White House for excoriating Congress for doing something while basically doing the same thing themselves. Case in point: Sen. Dick Durbin submitted last year a $1.5million earmark to combat the emerald ash borer beetle, responsible for killing ash trees throughout the midwest, which Bush vowed to veto. This year, the federal budget that Bush submitted includes a whopping $330million allocated to fighting pests like the emerald ash borer.
And finally, the news we brought you yesterday, that the White House has announced its plans to charge and try in secret six detainees for murder and war crimes relating to 9/11.
Not to say they may not be guilty and not to say they may not deserve it, but how convenient. The trials could probably start just as the presidential election kicks into high gear, meaning if there was a quick conviction or the trials were simply ongoing, the Republicans could take credit for their extra-Constitutional torture, detention and trials. And if there were quick acquittals, they could blame the Democrats for not being enough torture, detention and trials.