Will Obama Out-BS Bush on Iraq?

Popcorn sales are soaring across the nation because Obama will give a live Oval Office speech tonight on the U.S. victory in Iraq.

I’m disappointed that Obama will not be giving the speech after climbing out of a jet wearing a flight suit, like George W. did with his “Mission Accomplished” speech in 2003.

I expect that Obama will have at least half a dozen Montana-sized howlers in his speech tonight.

But will he out-BS Bush on Iraq?

Has anyone seen betting odds on this proposition? It will not be easy, considering that Bush spent 6 years shoveling hokum on Iraq.

On the other hand, Obama has embraced most of Bush’s follies. Perhaps he can rise to this challenge as well.


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4 Responses to Will Obama Out-BS Bush on Iraq?

  1. Lawrence August 31, 2010 at 1:03 pm #

    Jim, I think you’re onto something. But I think there will be a slight difference in the BS being offered up on a plate to credulous Americans as if it were Tootsie Rolls instead of something less…umm…appetizing. The difference will be that Obama will pronounce the words correctly, and his minions will follow him in diction and cadence. For example, did you ever notice how Saddam Hussein’s hierarchy all wore mustaches similar in size and shape to Saddam’s (they never were able to match his splendid ties)? Similarly, when Dubya mis-pronounced “nuclear” as the botched “NUCULER” he was aped (I hear the grunts) by neo-con talk-show hosts across the vast and froooooted plains. It suddenly became neo-con chic to speak like an escapee from a moron factory. They all took up the chant. With Obama, it will be his nuanced but empty phrases — to be quickly followed by a dinner featuring Kobe beef while his minions gush over his man-of-the-people illusions. Ah…gotta love it!

  2. Dirk W. Sabin August 31, 2010 at 4:15 pm #

    “embraced most of Bush follies”….He’s done more than that, he’s eagerly married them and is sprouting offspring. He’s like a kinder, gentler if somewhat duskier Bush. Poppy and that old Geronimo grave robber Prescott must be proud of him with his 800,000 points of Top Secret light .

    The biggest whopper will, of course, be a continuation of Brook’s and Wolfowitz’s op-eds in the Times today: Iraq is now democratic and we need to continue our important role there.

  3. Jim August 31, 2010 at 8:56 pm #

    I glanced at the Wolfowitz op-ed. One thing for sure: the mainstream newspapers have not learned a damn thing over the last 8 years.

    Having Wolfowitz comment on Iraq is like having Gen. Custer make recommendations on solving the Sioux problem.

  4. Dirk W. Sabin September 1, 2010 at 9:36 am #

    Well Jim, “learning” anything in this gullible age is roundly punished. Going against the grain of empire wouldn’t be right, wouldn’t be prudent . On the rare occasion when something counter to the march of empire in the MSM appears, such as the Washington Posts coverage of the spectacularly idiotic Intelligence Complex, there is but a faint murmur and we go back to hearing about the various grabass amongst a class of politicians in Washington now that makes Caligula’s Horse look like a Rhodes Scholar in comparison.