It's not so bad as quoted either
Posted by aogFriday, 06 August 2004 at 22:47 TrackBack Ping URL

There have been some comments about President Bush’s recent statement:

Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.

Of course, Old Media quotes this as Bush stating that his administration will “never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people”.

What I want to know is, why is this hyped up as a misquote or a Bushism? Wasn’t one of the big complaints about Bush’s early administration that they didn’t think out of the box enough to envision someone harming our country by flying airplanes in to skyscrapers? Hasn’t there been a chorus of how much better off we’d be if someone in our intelligence service had thought of that way to harm our country and our people? Isn’t think of such things a critical part of the mission of the Bioshield Project?

OK, I can see how this could be read the wrong way, but can’t we have fun and think about the real issues as well? Or is taking a cheap shot on a serious subject just too tempting?