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June 29, 2005

The Pot and the Kettle

I haven't lost my clout, Bush says [Seattle Times] Trailing the play on this news. Oh the layers of absurdity:

In what has become a monthly session with reporters, Bush said an Amnesty International report condemning the U.S. treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was "absurd."

"It seemed to me they based some of their decisions on the word of - and the allegations - by people who were held in detention, people who hate America, people that had been trained in some instances to disassemble - that means not tell the truth," Bush said. He appeared to have intended to use the word "dissemble." [Emphasis added]

Bush disassembles English language, again [BoingBoing]

This isn't amusing - it's depressing.

Yours, &c., LC | 03:00 PM | Politics , Writing & Language | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

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More "disassembling": Last night's Jon Stewart had a segment on Cheney's and Rumsfeld's creative parsing of the insurgency's "last throws" (apparently meaning "as long as 12 years") and Replublicans' penchant for attacking Clinton for redefining "sex" and "is."

From Bush's didactic idiocy to Rumsfeld's willful lying: just more layers of absurdity, I guess.

Posted by: Scott D. Strader at June 29, 2005 05:52 PM

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