March 26, 2004

Bush Humor Watch

This may be the first time I agree with something penned in the Nation (Hat Tip: Josh Marshall).

If, as the old Nietzsche aphorism runs, "a joke is an epigram on the death of a feeling," what "feeling" does Bush kill off with these comments?

For one, that near 600 U.S. servicemen and women (and other coalition forces), not to mention the thousands of Iraqis, have been killed because of a war fought on the grounds that Saddam was pursuing a WMD program that put him in violation of Resolution 1441.

So sorry, cracks about no WMD stockpiles having turned up are simply not a laughing matter--even for people, like me, that continue to believe we had a valid and legal casus belli based on what was learned in the Kay Report.

And besides--even in the context of the annual Radio and Correspondents Association dinner--it's just not "Presidential."

Don't you think?

Posted by Gregory at March 26, 2004 10:52 AM
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