Saturday, August 25, 2007

A "Remarkable" Speech- part 6

Gaining practice, President Bush has become quite adept at waving the "bloody shirt" at his critics, as he demonstrated toward the conclusion of his speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention on 8/22/07 in Kansas City, Missouri. The President actually, with no hint of shame, said:

Our troops are seeing this progress that is being made on the ground. And as they take the initiative from the enemy, they have a question: Will their elected leaders in Washington pull the rug out from under them just as they're gaining momentum and changing the dynamic on the ground in Iraq?

Yes, he did say "pull the rug out from under them." Lisa Myers of NBC News reported in September, 2006 that the Pentagon "awarded one of its favorite defense contractors, Raytheon, a $70 million dollar contract to develop a new system to combat rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), which have killed nearly 40 Americans in Afghanistan and more than 130 in Iraq." This, despite an Israeli anti-RPG system, Trophy, which a Pentagon division found extremely effective in tests, contrasted with the Raytheon system, tested only by the company itself. Add that to insufficient body armor and declining health care for veterans- and the President allegedly believes Democrats are "pulling the rug out from under" our soldiers in combat. This is a President who can't resist demonstrating how truly lacking in moral character he is.

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