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How to Talk from Both Sides of a Mouth

Here’s what Bush said this week (from David R. Remer’s post):

“There’s no question that Saddam Hussein had al-Qaida ties,” the president said. But he also said, “We’ve had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with September the 11th.”
But let’s have our cake and eat it too shall we (Presidential letter to Senate):
(2) acting pursuant to the Constitution and Public Law 107-243 is consistent with the United States and other countries continuing to take the necessary actions against international terrorists and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations, or persons who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.
Here’s another example: all the “support the troops” talk seems to be over, as employers are increasingly firing military reservists.

Posted by Stephen VanDyke at September 20, 2003 7:52 PM