I lied. It wasn't my final statement on Iraq. I should have known better. I should have seen plainly that there was no way the continuing circus could fail to generate comedy gold. For instance:
Bush Chides Iraq Over Recent Executions
See what I mean?
But let's go to the videotape.
"I was disappointed and felt like they fumbled the — particularly the Saddam Hussein execution," the president said in an interview with PBS' Jim Lehrer.
Uhm...excuse me? He's not really dead?
"It basically says to people, `Look, you conducted a trial and gave Saddam justice that he didn't give to others. But then, when it came to execute him, it looked like it was kind of a revenge killing,'" the president said.
Uhm...excuse me? Executing Sadaam wasn't revenge? What, then, pray, was the fucking point? Deterrence?
"It makes it harder for me to make the case to the American people that this is a government that does want to unify the country and move forward," Bush said.
Ah. The nub of the problem. It made you look bad.
As the president pressed the case for his troop additions, there were ugly reminders from Iraq of the tough job ahead. More than 100 people died in several attacks on predominantly Shiite areas, including an explosion outside a Baghdad university that killed at least 65 people and a blast at a marketplace for used motorcycles. The United Nations, meanwhile, said more than 34,000 Iraqi civilians died last year in sectarian violence.
Damned liberal media. Pointing out facts and shit. Oh, wait, it came from AP. It's all lies anyway.
Apologies to Sadly, No! for broad style expropriation.