Jack Cafferty yesterday on Bush’s comma remark…
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GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: I’d like to tell people when the final history is written on Iraq, it will look like just a comma, because there is — my point is there’s a strong will for democracy.
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CAFFERTY: A comma in the history books. That was in an interview with Wolf Blitzer. That particular clip ran yesterday in his Sunday program.
Well, Mr. President, here’s what that comma looks like so far: 2,700 American soldiers dead, 20,000 Americans seriously wounded, arms and legs blown off, things like that, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis dead, including women and children, the wholesale slaughter of innocent civilians. Many of these people tortured before they’re murdered just because they happen to get caught in the waves of secular rage that are sweeping through that country.
It’s violence unlike anything I can remember. And the United States and the Iraqi government are powerless to control it.
An increase in the terrorist threat to the United States as a result of President Bush’s decision to invade Iraq. That’s according to the latest national intelligence estimate. We’ll have more on that later in the third hour of THE SITUATION ROOM.
And appropriations from the U.S. Treasury to pay for all this, this comma, totaling $500 billion and counting.</blockquote
Crooks and Liars has the video