They Don’t Listen

Via Holden over at Eschaton.

I really, honestly think that transcripts of The Gaggle should be read before homeroom in school each morning. Maybe if enough people saw the kind of delusional conversations that the White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan has with the media then someone, somewhere would stand up and say, “Um, aren’t you all just lying?”

As to the content, it’s unremarkable yet mind-numbing that this Administration, this White House, this President refuse to take responsibility for anything they’ve said or done for the last 4 years. They will not do it unless they perceive it to make them look better. They refuse to kowtow to Truth.

Sometimes I imagine what my children’s children will read about this Administration in their 9th grade history books. How will History judge the kind of mud-slinging ignorance that these men produce in the national media on a daily basis? Please, Gods of Public Conciousness, render your judgement soundly.

Q Prime Minister Blair took full personal responsibility for taking his nation into war under falsehoods — under reasons that have been determined now to be false. Is President Bush also willing to take full, personal responsibility —

MR. McCLELLAN: I think Prime Minister Blair said that it was the right thing to do; that Saddam Hussein’s regime was a threat.

Q Those were not the reasons he took his country into war. It turned out to be untrue, and the same is true for us. Does the President take full, personal responsibility for this war?

MR. McCLELLAN: The issue here is what do you to with a threat in a post-September 11th world? Either you live with a threat, or you confront the threat.

Q There was no threat.

MR. McCLELLAN: The President made the decision to confront the threat.

Q Saddam Hussein did not threaten this country.

MR. McCLELLAN: The world — the world, the Congress and the administration all disagree. They all recognized that there was a threat posed by Saddam Hussein. When it came to September 11th, that changed the equation. It taught us, as I said —

Q The Intelligence Committee said there was no threat.

MR. McCLELLAN: As I said, it taught us that we must confront threats before it’s too late.

Q So the President doesn’t take full responsibility?

MR. McCLELLAN: The President already talked about the responsibility for the decisions he’s made. He talked about that with Prime Minister Blair.

Q Personal responsibility?

MR. McCLELLAN: Terry, go ahead.


–whazz on