2.02.2006

First SOTU Lie is Outed

Without quite so much pomp and circumstance as Puxatawny Phil and the whole groundhog day schtick, the Bush administration has "backed off" from the hard numbers that Bush used during his State of the Union address the other night.

You know, the event where Cindy Sheehan was arrested for wearing a t-shirt and later the charges were dropped and the police apologized?

Yeah, that one. And now the Administration backs off Bush's vow to reduce Mideast oil imports. Which is to say, he lied. Plainly and openly about an effort to reduce the USA's dependence on oil from the Middle East.
WASHINGTON - One day after President Bush vowed to reduce America's dependence on Middle East oil by cutting imports from there 75 percent by 2025, his energy secretary and national economic adviser said Wednesday that the president didn't mean it literally.
I mean, really, come on now, this is a Texas oil man saying we need to get off the petro-economy? He must have been off his meds to say such blasphemy.

But its nice to know that the administration waited a full 24 hours before outing the statement as a lie. Actually its not but whatever, these charlatan douchebags behave as if there are no consequences for their actions and misdeeds. It is up to the American people to remind that they do have to pay the piper for their screw ups, lies and corruption.

So when is a promise not a promise? When the President of the United States of America makes a promise during his State of the Union address. That's when. These pathetic crooked fucknobs are laughing at Americans for swallowing their lies. If you are supporting Bush and his cronies then you are who he is laughing at. You are part of the problem. You are supporting and condoning a culture of corruption that is damaging our country. Please stop supporting criminals in office.

[Update: From Think Progress, Other Things Bush Has Said That Shouldn't Be Taken Literally which includes
President Bush, 1/11/06:
[W]hen an American President says something, he better mean it….in order to be able to have credibility in this world, when we speak, we better mean what we say.


Oh dear, now I'm more confused than before. I'm not supposed to trust what he says but I AM supposed to trust him? Typical.]
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