Friday, September 29, 2006

Quotes of the Week

Here's a quick look at some selected quotes from this week that provide a very disturbing and sobering peek into the mindset of our current leadership. Let these statements stand as a monument to the ignorance, arrogance and moral bankruptcy of these men:

#1. President George W. Bush on the toll of the Iraq War as told to Wolf Blitzer on CNN's "Late Edition":

"Yes, you see — you see it on TV, and that’s the power of an enemy that is willing to kill innocent people. But there’s also an unbelievable will and resiliency by the Iraqi people…. I 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."

#2. Senator Trent Lott (R-MS):

“It’s hard for Americans, all of us, including me, to understand what’s wrong with these people. Why do they kill people of other religions because of religion? Why do they hate the Israeli’s and despise their right to exist? Why do they hate each other? Why do Sunnis kill Shiites? How do they tell the difference? They all look the same to me.

#3. Senator Trent Lott again on whether he and and other Republican senators discussed Iraq in their meeting yesterday:

“No, none of that. You’re [the media] the only ones who obsess on that. We don’t and the real people out in the real world don’t for the most part.

4. The Boston Globe reports that only 10% of congressmen, who voted yesterday to allow the use "enhanced interrogation techniques" (read torture) at the President's discretion, actually even know what techniques they were voting to allow. The report quotes Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as follows:

`I don't know what the CIA has been doing, nor should I know."

These speak for themselves.