Today, in the Rose Garden, during his presser.
Ready To Get His Farsi Freak On
I’m sympathetic for the people of Iran.
The Extent To Which He’s An Idiot
Secondly, obviously, to the extent that these people are picking up innocent Americans is unacceptable.
So They Can Do Whatever
General David Petraeus laid out a plan for the Congress, he talked about a strategy all aiming — all aimed at helping this Iraqi government secure its capital so that they can do the — some of the political work necessary, the hard work necessary to reconcile.
One of the Cross Beams Has Gone Out Askew on the Treadle
Chen. Ed, excuse me. That’s Henry. Chen. You’re coming down — no, sorry. Work the print people a little bit, see. I’ve got the strategy — print. Ed, sorry.
I spoke to Madam Wu Yi today, as a matter of fact, had her into the Oval Office; wanted to thank her for bringing her delegation in, and also to ask her to pass on a message to Hu Jintao that I appreciate his willingness to work in a strategic — with strategic dialogues in order to put in place the type of measures that reflect a complex relationship — in other words, the ability to discuss issues such as beef, or intellectual property rights.
This Is Important Dialogue
And so this is important dialogue, and it’s one that I thank the Chinese government for engaging in.
There Is A Lot Of Areas
There’s a lot of areas we’re working together, and there’s areas where there’s friction.
Jeff Gannon’s Replacement Doesn’t Measure Up
One area where I’ve been disappointed is beef.
Before They Hurt Again
You know, the lessons of September the 11th are these: we’ve got to stay on the offense; we’ve got to bring these people to justice before they hurt again; and at the same time, defeat their ideology with the ideology based upon liberty.
We Are Under Threat!
For people who say that we’re not under threat, they simply do not know the world. We are under threat.
I Firmly Believe I Am Credible
I’m credible because I read the intelligence, David, and make it abundantly clear in plain terms that if we let up, we’ll be attacked. And I firmly believe that.
Have Got Plenty Of Patience
Look, this has been a long, difficult experience for the American people. I can assure you al Qaeda, who would like to attack us again, have got plenty of patience and persistence. And the question is, will we?
And it’s unpleasant for some. I fully recognize that after 9/11, in the calm here at home, relatively speaking, caused some to say, well, maybe we’re not at war.
Any More Plainly
But they’re dangerous, and I can’t put it any more plainly they’re dangerous.
David Gregory’s Kids Beware!
They are a threat to your children, David, and whoever is in that Oval Office better understand it and take measures necessary to protect the American people.
An Idea-type Concept
I’ve stated this is an idea that I like the concept.
A Safe Haven In Their Mind
And the reason why is al Qaeda fully understands that if we retreat they, then, are able to have another safe haven, in their mind.
Quotent Quotables For $200, Alex
Yesterday, in my speech, I quoted quotes from Osama bin Laden. And the reason I did was, is that I want the American people to hear what he has to say — not what I say, what he says.
All Drugged Out
This investigation is taking a long time, kind of being drug out, I suspect for political question — for political reasons.
Return of the Spectaculars
A lot of the spectaculars you’re seeing are caused by al Qaeda.
A Different Aternative Redundancy Department Of Redundancy
And you defeat them on the one hand by hunting them down and bringing them to justice, and you defeat them on the other hand by offering a different alternative form of government.
All Comfy And Shit
The Middle East looked nice and cozy for awhile.
The Kind Of Report That The Enemy Would Like To Affect
And so it’s a — you know, to Axelrod’s point, it’s a — no question it’s the kind of report that the enemy would like to affect because they want us to leave, they want us out of there.
To Know Win
Americans — a lot of Americans want to know win — when are you going to win?
A Long-Term Basis For That Likely To Happen
One of the things that appealed to me about the Baker-Hamilton is that it will provide a — kind of a long-term basis for that likely to happen, assuming the Iraqi government invites us to stay there.
Here Was His Intentions
My points yesterday were, here was his intentions, but thankfully, of the three people I named, all of them no longer are a part of his operation.
There Is A Lot Of Names
We have had good success in the chief operating officer position of al Qaeda. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Ramzi al Rabium — there’s a lot of names, some of whom I mentioned yesterday, that are no longer a threat to the United States.
Under Threat Again
We are under threat. Some may say, well, he’s just saying that to get people to pay attention to him, or try to scare them into — for some reason — I would hope our world hadn’t become so cynical that they don’t take the threats of al Qaeda seriously, because they’re real.
Jim Rutenberg’s Nonexistent Kids Beware!
It’s a danger to your children, Jim.
That Explains It
Why is he at large? Because we haven’t got him yet, Jim. That’s why.
He’s Not Out There Prancing In A Flightsuit
He’s not out there traipsing around, he’s not leading many parades, however. He’s not out feeding the hungry.
He would have been — if he were to defy — and by the way, cheating on the U.N. oil for sanctions progr
am — oil-for-food program.
Their Religion Base
There’s a lot of Middle Eastern nations wondering whether the United States of America is willing to push back against radicals and extremists, no matter what their religion base — religious bases may be.
Brain Fart, Part II
Hopefully I’ll be able to bring back successful negotiations on Doha for a congressional vote which will require a TPA extension and/or — a TPA extension, there’s no “and/or” to it.
The Vote That Hasn’t Occurred Shows What Is Possible
And the vote showed that what’s possible when we work together, the vote — the pending vote today showed what’s possible when we work together, when Republicans and Democrats work together.
Dirt Stupid, And You?
It is an industry based upon coyotes — those are smugglers.
Extra Large Pesos
Good, hardworking, decent people pay pretty good size money to be smuggled into the United States of America.