"WALLACE: ...one that got a big laugh in the room that day -- and I must say, I still think it's funny -- the day after, some Democrats and the families of some American soldiers in Iraq, some who died in Iraq, said they were offended by this kidding about the missing weapons of mass destruction. Brit?
HUME: Well, we have a society in which one of the greatest things you can do is a platform to see victim status, and one of the qualifications for that is that you have these exquisitely tender feelings about things and sensibilities which are easily offended.
And in America today, if your sensibilities are offended by something that has happened, you get an enormous amount of credibility and are taken very seriously.
My own view of this is, the president's there poking fun at himself over what goes down, I think, as one of his failures. And I thought it was a good-natured performance, and it made him look good only in the sense that it showed he could poke fun at himself. But he certainly doesn't disguise the record on weapons of mass destruction.
And you have to feel like saying to people, "Just get over it."
We do have an oversensitive society, it's true. But the Preznit made a joke about something he fucked up and many many people died because of it. This is different. Thousands of people died. Almost 600 US Soldiers died because of Bush's incompetance.
What a jerk. What an asshole. I then googled 'Brit Hume Asshole' and I got 769 responses.. maybe this one will make 770. asshole
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