Now we know why GWB doesn’t like non-scripted events. The first part of his interview with Bill O’Reilly aired tonight, and it’s official… the president is a moron.
Crackpipe hit #1:
O’REILLY: If they’re dumb questions, look that’s just dumb. Um, the first one is, according to a poll taken by the Coalition Authority last spring, only five percent of the Iraqi people see the United States as liberators. Are you surprised they don’t appreciate the American sacrifice more?
PRESIDENT BUSH: I, I think they’re beginning to, appreciate the sacrifice, because the country is getting better. It’s tougher than heck right now, because Zarqawi (search) and some of these former Baathists are killing innocent Iraqis and killing our soldiers in order to try to get us to leave. Um, I also saw a poll where it said by far the vast majority of the Iraqis believe the world is getting better. And that’s positive. In other words, people are beginning to see progress. Electricity is better, schools are opening, hospitals are running. Um, I think when it’s all said and done, the Iraqis are going to look back and say thank God for America.
And what poll was he looking at?
Crackpipe Hit #2:
O’REILLY: How long is it going to take before that happens, do you think?
PRESIDENT BUSH: You know, it’s uh, as soon as possible. Now, I think the elections are going to have uh, uh you know, a very positive effect, and they take place in January, and, but the people want to vote.
O’REILLY: But can they vote when people are being blown up,
PRESIDENT BUSH: Yeah.
O’REILLY: And these guys are threatening them, then they vote,
PRESIDENT BUSH: That’s when you’re supposed to vote. You’ve got to stand tough with these terrorists. You cannot allow the terrorists to dictate whether or not a society can be free or not.
In all fairness, I’m reading this back and, as bad as it reads, it was a hell of a lot worse seeing him speak this. He looked completely out of his depth. O’Reilly deadpanned most of this interview, especially on the tough questions. Now, on Saddam and WMD. He is truly lost…
Crackpipe Hit #3:
O’REILLY: What happened to Saddam’s chemical arsenal, do you know?
PRESIDENT BUSH: No. I don’t. We thought we’d have stockpiles, uh, we do know he had the capability of making weapons. And that capability could have been passed on to terrorists, and that was a risk, after 9/11, we could not afford to take.
And now, he describes how he will now prevent Iran from developing NU-CU-LAR weapons.
Crackpipe Hit #4:
O’REILLY: Iran. Uh, said yesterday, hey, we’re going to develop this nuclear stuff, we don’t care what you think. You ready to use military force against Iran if they continue to defy the world on nuclear?
PRESIDENT BUSH: My hope is that we can solve this diplomatically.
O’REILLY: But if you can’t.
PRESIDENT BUSH: Well, let me try to solve it diplomatically first. All options are on the table, of course, in any situation. But diplomacy is the first option.
O’REILLY: Would you allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon?
PRESIDENT BUSH: We, we are working our hearts out so that they don’t develop a nuclear weapon, and the best way to do so is to continue to keep international pressure on them.
O’REILLY: Is it conceivable that you would allow them to develop a nuclear weapon?
PRESIDENT BUSH: Uh, no, we’ve made it clear, our position is that they won’t have a nuclear weapon.
PRESIDENT BUSH: Yeah.
The draft is around the corner…
Then there was a long excruciating exchange about the lack of any border control between the US and Mexico, and trust me, it’s worth going to the site and reading, because Bush contradicts himself on so many levels it’s amazing.