Your Preznit in Three Brief Takes

From Holden:

Your preznit spoke today and actually mentioned Osama:

Now, Osama bin Laden issued a statement, as you know, which made the stakes of this pretty clear to me. His vision of the world is where people don’t participate in democracy. His vision of the world is where people kill innocent lives in order to affect their behavior and affect their way of living.

That’s right, America, Osama kills people to affect their way of living. You have to get up pretty early in the morning to get one by ol’ Georgie.

On the subject of disaster relief in South Asia, Chimpy was caught in a lie by his own White House transcribers.

You know, the — what you’re beginning to see is a typical response from America. First of all, we provide immediate cash relief, to the tune of about $35 billion [sic].

Yes, friends, it’s $35 million with an m, not billion as the preznit said.

Finally, back to Iraq and the Bushboy’s inability to properly equip the troops he sent into harms way.

Q Mr. President, there continues to be criticism of the speed with which American troops are being armed in Iraq. Are you satisfied with the way the —

THE PRESIDENT: If the Iraqi troops are being armed?

Q No, the U.S. troops.

THE PRESIDENT: Oh, I beg your pardon.

Q Are you satisfied with the pace with which the U.S. troops are being armed in Iraq?

THE PRESIDENT: Are you talking about the armored vehicle issue, for example?

Q That and others.

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I have looked at the statistics on that, and we have stepped up the production of armored Humvees significantly. The other issue is the rearmament of existing — of vehicles that are now in theater, vehicles that require a different armament structure than that which they initially were manufactured with. And I am told that those vehicles will be armed up by mid-summer of 2005. And what I know is, is that the Defense Department is working expeditiously with private contractors and with our military to get these vehicles armed up.

Yes, you heard him. He expects to have all the Humvees in the war zone he created armored sufficiently by mid-summer of 2005 – more than two years after he started the war!

Support our troops, baby. Slap that yellow magnet on your tailgate — don’t forget to turn it sideways so it matches your fish — and SUPPORT OUR FUCKING TROOPS.