While President Bush and his comrades spread over the country to tell the base that Osama and al-Zawahiri were working to elect a Democratic Senate and House, the day's most shocking news since we were told that the insurgency was in its last throes, sent the message to the world that our own President doesn't think he's up to the job of winning against the terrorists.
Where did that little revelation come from?
Harry Reid? The Dixie Chicks? Al Franken? Someone funded by George Soros? The Secular Progressives (Sps)™?
Not even Wolf Blitzer.
It comes direct - not only from the horse's mouth - but from the horse's own barn.
In an interview with Sean Hannity (how the hell did he get access to POTUS?) on the Fox News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes," President Bush was asked whether the United States will be hit by another terrorist attack.
Did the President say that if we stay the course™ in Iraq that wouldn't happen?
Did he say "only if the Democrats were elected?"
Did he say that "only if Nancy Pelosi had to measure her new office for drapes?"
What he said was,
"I think so, and we've got to do everything we can to stop them."
Did you get that?
Our leader, who has sent thousands to their death so that we don't have to fight them over here™, said he thinks that in spite of all the blood spilled to further his catchphrases, it will not keep them from fighting over here.
Sure he said "we've got to do everything we can to stop them." But he also said, IN THE SAME SENTENCE, that despite doing "everything we can to stop them," he thinks they will still be successful in attacking us over here.
Defenders of every misstep and misstatement by this president will be quick to say that the Bush meant "unless" we do something to stop them. Please. The man has told us hundreds of times that he is doing everything he can to defend us against another attack. Why would he say "I think so," unless he believes it?
Call my dissemination an overworking of the sentence's substance, but there's no question that, according to the President, the whole thing about fighting them over there so we don't have to fight them over here can now be buried alongside "stay the course™." All which knocks a hole in the President's argument for a rubberstamp House and Senate as large as left by Tony's Snow's defense of Dick Cheney "dunk in the water" comments.
Oh, there will probably a clarification from Snow today but no matter how they try to spin this, the President thinks his "everything" won't be enough. And if the president doesn't believe in his own ability to protects us, why should we?
And as my friend, Mr. Hannity is fond of saying...
"Why isn't the mainstream press reporting that?™"
Steve Young is the author of "Great Failures of the Extremely Successful" www.greatfailure.com