Boston Globe: CORONADO, Calif. -- President Bush answered growing antiwar protests yesterday with a fresh reason for US troops to continue fighting in Iraq: protection of the country's vast oil fields, which he said would otherwise fall under the control of terrorist extremists.
Oh goodie, we needed another reason for his folly. NOT.
The president, standing against a backdrop of the USS Ronald Reagan, the newest aircraft carrier in the Navy's fleet, said terrorists would be denied their goal of making Iraq a base from which to recruit followers, train them, and finance attacks.
Um, er, excuse me, but wasn't their goal to get all the terrorists to flock to Iraq so we could fight them there instead of here?
''We will defeat the terrorists," Bush said. ''We will build a free Iraq that will fight terrorists instead of giving them aid and sanctuary."
Hey bushie, there is a crisis in the south and they need the money you're pissing away on a hopeless war and they need the National Guard. Oh Lord, please don't let my brains explode.