Bush Slanders Freedom Again

In a Tuesday interview in Britain, Sky News editor Adam Boulton asked George W. Bush:  “There are those who would say look, lets take Guantanamo Bay, and Abu Ghraib, and rendition and all those things and to them that is the complete opposite of freedom.”

BUSH: “Of course, if you want to slander America.” 

This is the same tripe Bush has been shoveling ever since the Abu Ghraib photos first surfaced in 2004.  Anyone who accurately labels Bush’s policies slanders America.

Sadly, there are still some Americans who swallow this crap.  Unfortunately, Bush has gotten away with bastardizing American freedom for six years now.

It’s great that a British journalist had the guts to ask Bush the kind of question that American White House correspondents almost never touch.

h/t Think Progress


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7 Responses to Bush Slanders Freedom Again

  1. The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit June 18, 2008 at 10:00 am #

    As everyone knows – or should know – the truth is a defense to any charge of slander….

  2. Dirk W. Sabin June 18, 2008 at 10:34 am #

    The Mal-Locutioner In Chief asserting that any dissent against his cockeyed Prisoner of War Camps is “slandering America” is vaguely akin to Charles Manson asserting that people speeding on Ventura Boulevard are sadistic killers.

    This President has been a one-man font of American auto-slander and we are left with his remaining days providing a new definition of “lame duck”. He says his “library” will include a “Freedom Institute”. This coming from a President who has done more to set back the protection of American Civil Liberties than anyone since Adams enacted the alien and Sedition Laws. At least Adams executed his act of desperation while we were a weak and un-tried nation. This President and his trigger-happy Vice President, aided and abetted by a platoon of Neo-Conservative Wingnuts more idiotic than even the most brazen Elmer Gantry …they have taken us from a profound position of Post Cold War strength to one of struggling
    embarrassment. He may blithely tell the English that there is no objective view of current history but rest assured, the long term judgement of his destructive presidency will be one of unanimous opprobrium. He and his kind cannot vanish from the scene quickly enough. The only thing worse than this Executive is its’ counterpart in a feckless Congress, more interested in Steroids in Baseball and horse racing than it is in the defense of the United States Constitution. “Pathetic” is a word sadly insufficient. But, as the Germans so correctly diagnosed during his first protest-free visit, this President is almost gone and is too lame to even protest.

  3. Jim June 18, 2008 at 10:40 am #

    This just proves my hunch that Charles Manson no longer gets any respect.

    Maureen Dowd has a divine column today on Bush’s claim that he is suffering from “hopeless Idealism.”

  4. Tory June 18, 2008 at 10:44 am #

    Just do as our govt says.

    Neocons and war profiteers have been bastardizing freedom too. Shrub learned to lie from them (for profit.) They bastardized everything from freedom to patriotism to truth itself. So now, Americanos wouldn’t know fact from fiction.

    Shrub believes the Brits should be grateful (his way of denying the hurtful truth).

    He gets his politics from the mega church preacher.

  5. Jean June 18, 2008 at 3:14 pm #

    Jim, great to see you in Reston. Why this malcontent gets any time with the press is beyond me. This guy uses the word freedom and liberty the same way Stalin used the gulags. The only thing going for him is that most Americans don’t recognize that indeed he is overseeing an empire; an empire that will hopefully soon collapse.

  6. Ray June 18, 2008 at 11:05 pm #

    Man! What a POS president.
    I see Bush also clarified his understanding of constitutionally limited government.

    “But congress passed a law! Congress passed a law!”

    If congress passes a law that the president likes, that trumps the constitution according to Bush.

  7. Tory June 26, 2008 at 10:03 am #

    That’s a good post: laws trump the Constitution (the body of laws that were supposed to limit the lawmakers.) They are so slick.

    “Bush slanders the Constitution” [ 🙂 ]