Monday, July 31, 2006

Guess this picture

What do you think this is?



  • The first digital telephone
  • A Commodore 64
  • A Apple IIe
  • An Atari
  • Diebold touchscreen voting system

Sunday, July 30, 2006

CNN: The good the bad and the ugly

Recently CNN is starting to realize that with a crack pot nut job in power at the white house and a public as stupid as CNN has made them they had better do a better job of informing the public.

CNN has been playing Regan's dealings with terrorism. They correctly state many times in this documentary that Regan failed to do anything, he lied to the public about what his real intensions are, and his policies flat-out failed. His policies brought about today’s chaos. That is the good news about CNN. They are starting to report news, they are starting to inform the public about the history of why we are the way we are.

The bad is Israel’s one sided coverage of Israel. Israel decided to call a cease-fire (not Israel decided to stop shooting for a while). Causalities are enormous on both sides (not attacks on Israel are conducted by un-guided missiles, while Israel fires with heat-seeking night-vision, satellite aimed missiles on heavily populated areas. Punishing innocent civilians for the offensives of a few.)

The Ugly


CNN did not report a story that would probably have gotten Bush throw the fuck out of office.

During this mess with Israel blowing up countries in an attempt to make war with a people while disguised as an attempt to save one 15 year old boy (while in turn having imprisoned hundreds of more children both younger and older).

Bush has made a stunning announcement. He contradicted everything he has been saying and increased troops in Iraq.

He said that obviously the situation in Bagdad is getting worse. (a complete reversal from his regular message that the media only shows the public the failures and not the stunning successes in Iraq).

He has increased the number of troops going to Iraq, when the world is closer to WWIV than ever. And these troops might be needed at a seconds notice somewhere else.

The Last Straw with MSNBC

That's it MSNBC.
You're full of shit, you sell Bush propaganda. And I've had enough of your lies.

Just 9 days ago. Rice has boasted about her winning peace strategy for her up and coming trip to “The Middle East” (Israel). Just recentally in the news Israel has agreed to pose as good guys after blowing up 19 children and their parents. By chance it was during this cease-fire that Rice was going to visit “The Middle East” (Israel) to talk to Lebanon. According to Forbes “Angry Lebanese officials say they told Rice not to come.”.

The reason why I am threw with MSNBC. Is because of a headline I saw on their Elevator – entertainment news system today. Rice breaks off Mideast trip.

That is a flat out lie.



Sure maybe it was Rice’s decision to not get on the plane. But she was not in control of the situation. It is the intent of this headline to lie to the people and change what they think. Fuck you MSNBC, FUCK YOU MICROSOFT!

The Bush strategy for the Middle East has been very clear.
  1. Ignore countries
  2. Call them names
  3. After 9/11 label them terrorists
  4. Wait for shit to hit fan
  5. Beg them to talk to you
  6. Hope that they do
  7. Proclaim victory in failure

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Quick note on Israel

I'm planning on writing up a full list of my views in Israel. Until now I have been reading what I can about Israel and it's relations to their surronding neighbors. That is still in the works. I just want to say that Israel's policys of blowing the shit out of the dirty Arabs that kidnapped their poor innocent helpless boy (who was just by chance a member of the army and was carrying a machine gun) isn't going to work.

Like the tar-baby story or the story about the sun and wind fighting to take off a man's coat. The stragety is wrong and it will not work. I believe Israel knows this.

Israel also knows who's got the money, who's got the tanks, who's got the rockets, who's got the masses of people. War is going to benefit one side more than the other. There should be no doubt - Israel is purposefully starting the war, willing to sacrifice their own child for land, water, control, and power.

MSNBC: Bush sees opportunity in Middle East

I just read this headline "Bush sees opportunity in Middle East" on MSNBC.

First of all let me say "Fuck You" MSNBC. You and your deep pockets that sell propaganda like a commodity. You hurt real people and real countries for a couple of bucks. You can go fuck yourself while I use linux and read Democracy Now!.

The Bush machine is trying to spin Bush's long series of failures into something that sounds a little better. Watch Bush, next time he is asked about the "failed policies" he is going to say something like, "well I don't see it that way. I see opportunity".

Mr. Bush, you want to know what I see. I see a lack of opportunities. I see all kinds of shit we can't do because of your failed policies. I can't visit Lebanon. I can't visit Afganistan, I can't visit Iraq, I can't visit Iran. I could have visited all of these countries under the last 42 presidents or so.

I don't see how my dead friend is an opportunity, I don't have the opportunity to go to the mall with him any more. I can't ask him for help with my homework, I can't go over to his house to have some beers.

I don't have the opportunity to drive on a little vacation I was planning this summer. I was going to go for a long drive, but unfortunatly the rise in gas prices made that trip a little too pricey for me. I suppose I do have the opportunity to sell my car though.

I can't buy shit with my credit card without you sticking you nose up my ass. I can't use myspace without you investigating my friends. I can't use the discount card at the local Borders without you having a record of the left wing media I read and buy. I can't call my friends or family without you listening to me talk. I can't surf the internet without you knowing my passwords. ([{TrueCrypt Fuck your Policies George W. Bush}])

I'd like to know what the opportunity you see is. (Notice the singular use of the word "opportunity"). I am willing to bet that the opportunity is to expan the war in Iraq, expand in Afganistan, continue your just-get-by policy with North Korea and hope that the war Israel is starting doesn't continue to cause a backlash in the various ways that it is.

The only opportunity I can see is we physically remove you from office, hold you, Rumsfeld, and Dick for war crimes and treason. Then elect the next guy who seems the least like you in every possible way. Fix our voting system, re-strengthen our lower and middle class, empower our economy, restore our human rights, fix our ecology, and fix our laws that allowed you to control our media. Basically everything that you fucked up, we have the opportunity to fix now that it is so very broken.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Bush's fear politics: Time for the 2006 elections

The Bush machine has set up a system to bring the fear of terrorism directly to your cell phone, pda, tv just in time for the 2006 elections.

We had all thought that this election year would be the day for the Bush machine to pay. But not if the Bush scare tatics have a direct line to you personally.

CNN covers the technical part of the story here: http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/ptech/07/12/alert.system.ap/index.html

(but neglects to mention Bush's fear politics at all)

Monday, July 10, 2006

Bush's interview on Larry King Live disected Lie by lie

LARRY KING, HOST: Tonight, exclusive, a candid conversation with President George W. and Laura Bush from the White House. In these dangerous times how will the president deal with North Korea, Iraq, Iran and other critical issues facing the country. We're going to ask the questions you want answered. The president of the United States and the first lady next on LARRY KING LIVE.

Good evening. We're in the Blue Room of the White House. This is the first presidential interview ever done in this historic room and we're honored to have the president and first lady with us, President George W. Bush and Laura Bush.



The occasion is the president's 60th birthday. Happy birthday.



GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Thank you, sir.



LARRY KING: What does it feel like?



G. BUSH: I feel pretty good, you know. Feel real good, as a matter of fact, really.



LARRY KING: This is kind of dramatic.



G. BUSH: Yes, it turns out it is dramatic. But I feel pretty young. I'm surprised I feel so good.



I can remember when I was a kid looking at people 60, I said, "Man, there goes an ancient person." But I feel great. Thank you.

When Bush was 54 he couldn't remember his own attendance of his service for the national guard, he couldn't remember if he had used drugs including cocaine, when asked by a child in an elementary school Bush couldn't remember what his favorite book was as a child.
So Bush was either liying on thoes 3 seperate occasions or now on Larry King Live.

Lie 1



LARRY KING: Does he feel ancient to you?



LAURA BUSH, FIRST LADY OF THE UNITED STATES: No, not at all. I'm approaching his same age.

While not exactly a lie this is incorrect and Laura Bush should know better. The couple remains a constant age apart. The only thing that could make her statement true is if George were to die.

Lie 2



LARRY KING: That's right, November.



L. BUSH: That's right.



LARRY KING: First things first and first thing obvious. What's going on? Were you surprised by the missiles?



G. BUSH: You know, I wasn't sure what to expect. Obviously, we knew the missile was teed up. We rallied our partners in the six- party talks to make clear statements about not firing a missile.

Thoes 6 party talks George speaks of happened 10 months prior to the launches. Bush presents this as if it happened yesterday. See for more information

Lie 3



Sure enough, a couple of days ago, he not only fired one, he fired seven.



LARRY KING: Why do you think he did?



G. BUSH: You know, I don't know. I really don't know. I think he wants us to either fear him or pay attention to him. And I view it as an opportunity.

He says he doesn't know, but we know he has been breiefed by psychologists who study Kim, also Bush lists 2 reasons that prove he does know why. Furthermore Bush can't really see this an an opportunity, sure it's an opportunity for war, but not by choice. Kim is demanding a reaction not the other way around. And as Bush revels in next, we do not have any new possibilities, just the same old responses we have been using.

Lie 4+5



LARRY KING: To?



G. BUSH: Well, to get the Chinese and the South Koreans and the Japanese and Russians to work with us and send a clear message that this is unacceptable behavior.



This morning I called Vladimir Putin and Hu Jintao and last night I spoke to the president of South Korea and President Noh, as well as Prime Minister Koizumi and said, "Look, we've all sent a signal to him. He's ignored us. Now we need to send another signal and we speak with one voice. This issue is one that will be solved when the international community works in concert."



LARRY KING: What did Mr. Putin say?



G. BUSH: He said he agreed. He said this was a serious problem and he wants to work with us.



LARRY KING: Since it's always better, one would think, to talk to somebody, would you meet with Kim Jong?



G. BUSH: I think he'd love to have the United States sit down at the table alone with Kim Jong-il. The problem is we tried that and it didn't work.



I think the best way to solve this problem diplomatically is for there to be other nations around the table with us so that when he looks out, when he looks at the table, he looks at the world, he hears China and the United States speaking one voice or China, the United States, Russia, Japan and South Korea speaking with one voice.



Now, I am into solving problems and I'm convinced the strategy we've got is the best way to solve this problem.

It's not that Bush is convinced that 'this way' is the best way. People have told him what to do and think on this subject. But one is forced ponder that if we were not currently spending $$$1.77 Million dollars per day on another war, have all of our equipment on the other side of the earth, and have all of our troops on the other side of the earth that if a hot head like Bush would not take the first opportunity to blowup North Korea and Kim Jong Il a man who he specifically named as a man that he hated.

Lie 6



LARRY KING: But, also, Mr. President, you're into taking the lead on things. Iraq was an example. You took the lead on Iraq. The United Nations went along.
Why don't you just suck his dick Larry?




G. BUSH: Right.



LARRY KING: You got other countries to go along. Why not take the lead here?



G. BUSH: We have. The reason why there's six-party talks is because we took the lead. And I've looked long and hard at this issue and I'm confident the best way to solve the problem is to have the Chinese and South Korea and the Japanese and Russia sitting side-by- side with us, saying to Kim Jong-il, "It's not in your interest to isolate yourself from the world. It's not in your interest to keep defying the demands, reasonable demands of the world, and there's a better way for you to move forward."

We didn't start it. South Korean started it. Japan also deserves more credit than us. And certainitly more than the Bush administration.

Lie 7



LARRY KING: Did this affect your July 4th, Laura?



L. BUSH: Not really. You know, we watched the fireworks, of course, from the Truman Balcony right above this window and had a birthday party for the president.


Didn't fucking effect your god-damn day? I'm still fucking concerned about this, I just had a converstaion with a person from Taiwan about it. These little fucks enjoyed a birthday party instead? It's not event Bush's Birthday, that asshole is trying to seem patroitic by having his fucking birthday on the 4th. What a complete ass!


(CROSSTALK)



L. BUSH: But we knew by the time the party started that the rockets had pretty much failed or...

They did not fail. They were tests. We don't know their destination or purpose of their tests, therefore we cannot assertain if they failed or not. This is propaganda, furthermore the missles did fire longer than first reported in the media.

Lie 8



LARRY KING: But when it happened...



L. BUSH: ... you know, weren't that destructive.

Nuclear Bombs aren't that destructive? The threat of blowing up California not destructive? Fear and terrorism not destructive? Do you even listen to your own rhetoric?

Lie 9



LARRY KING: ... did it destruct your day?



L. BUSH: Well, sure. You know, we worried about it, obviously. But what I spent the day doing actually was watching our shuttle take off from Florida.

You just said it didn't affect you, you lying fucking little bitch! You just said you spent the day celebrating a false birthday and watching fireworks. You lying piece of shit.

Lie 10 + 11 + 12



G. BUSH: And I had been in Fort Bragg speaking to our troops and, you know, the system worked well. Don Rumsfeld called me and said, "Look, he's fired, you know, rockets, some of them scuds, you know, that went in the Sea of Japan. Looks like he fired his long- range rocket that tumbled out of the sky."



But we responded very quickly. We had a plan in place to respond if he were to fire these things.

I remeber, you know remarking, you know on just where the fuck was Bush when the missles fired. I remembered recalling how on September the 11th Bush was no where to be found, and here again when the nation was at risk again Bush nowhere to be found. Eventually at the next day I saw Bush with a giant cake on C-Span. He didn't mention the missles. Furthermore, what is your plan use the ABM missles that were proven to not work?

Lie 13



LARRY KING: Were you prepared to shoot it down?



G. BUSH: If it headed to the United States, we've got a missile defense system that will defend our country.

We don't have a missle defense system and even if we did it wouldn't work.

Lie 14



LARRY KING: Do you fear it more now?



G. BUSH: I think that's what he wants. I think he does want people to fear him.
You think?




My response to him and the response of our partners is to be that, you know, "It's very important for you, leader of North Korea, to make rational decisions, because the United States is not alone in making these demands."
I really don't see how Bush makes this jump of logic. Kim should make rational decisions becuase America is not the only decider? How does the introduction of multiple parties effect the consequences of irrational decisions?




The demand, of course, is to give up his weapons programs in a verifiable fashion.
Wanting him to do it will name make that happen.
There's a better way for the people of North Korea, by the way. I mean, these people are hungry, they're starving. There are concentration camps there.
The starving people are not Kim and not his Army or rocket scientists.




And I just hope at some time he gets some sense, because the human condition in North Korea is totally intolerable. I mean, one threat, of course, is a proliferation threat, which we're dealing with through what we call the proliferation security initiative, which is a group of nations that say, "We're not going to allow this country to proliferate."
Bush must have meant "proliferate any more" because under Bush watch so far they have gotten a green light.





Another threat
Another? what was the first one? What the hell are you talking about. There is only 1 threat, you allowed a mad man to fire off long range nuclear capable missles.
, of course, is something on a rocket, which we're watching very carefully. And the third threat is just the terrible condition of the people living in North Korea. And it grieves me to know that.
Bush must have confused the threats we face with the list of reasons his advisors gave him on why we cannot simply kill Kim, it must be hard remembering these 2 categories of 4 things.





LARRY KING: You've often said to me that options -- you always hold options open. Is one of those options to go in first?
Either Larry has a hard-on for Bush or he is really smart. Larry might have spotted a weakness in Bush. It might be that Larry is stroking Bush's ego to get to the real data of what did Bush's speach advisors tell him about the reasons that we cannot simply kill Kim.




G. BUSH: We want to solve all problems diplomatically. That's our first option. But, of course, the president has got other options.
It would seem that Bush's speach advisors didn't tell Bush the other options just in case someone had asked him,, oh well Larry time to change the subject.




LARRY KING: Was Iraq then a diplomatic failure?



G. BUSH: Well, you could say that, after 17 U.N. resolutions.
Bush is blaming the previous administration for the failures in Iraq. Lets look at the facts: under Clinton no WMD, foiled assisination attempt against Bush Sr., constant vigial watch over al-Quadia, no lies to the people, American freedoms intact, abortion rate lowest it's ever been, Saddam in check with no-fly zones (although at times there was daily bombing of military targets with little to no cizillian casualities). Bush really can't say that the failure was not the direct cause of his administration.

Bush has avoided the real question was there a diplomatic failure in the Iraq war? - Hell yes. Of the coloition of the willing (and coerced) none of the countries had more than 1000 troops, none of them larger than Rhode Island, none of them stayed more than a year, none of them had a GDP greater than a dirty pair of old Nikes. We went from having world sympathy - having Britian play our national anthem to having Mexico using America as an in-example of how count votes.

Lie 15





LARRY KING: Concerning Iraq, do you ever have doubts about it?
Why are you even asking this question. No reporter in the world right now (except maybe that gay stripper) would waist a question on what is going to be an obvious answer. Why don't you just shut the fuck up and sit their in slience? Your going to get the same response either way.
Do you ever say, you know, "The country obviously turns one way. Things don't look great sometimes. People are kind of down?" Does it ever get to you to say -- and this is for both of you. Does it ever get to you to say, "Maybe, maybe it was wrong?"



G. BUSH: The decision to remove Saddam Hussein was the right decision and I'm absolutely convinced it was.
He tried to kill my daddy, and as a Texan Christian I do not believe in forgiveness but revenge




Where I get down is when I, you know, that some grieving mom or wife or dad has lost their loved one and that's the agony of war. And I've met with enough families to know how it's broken their heart to lose a loved one.
You don't act very down.




But I made the right decision and we will succeed in Iraq, unless we decide to quit. And success in Iraq will be really important for the world. It's important for there to be a democracy in the heart of the Middle East.
Right Decision? No, allowing the inspections to continue would have produced the same results. Saddam has proven to be a better leader in Iraq that the Chaos we have caused. We have brought the Iraqi people more death and destruction, we have destablized the region, we have increased terrorism.

Lie 16





Things don't happen quickly when it comes to helping a nation go from a tyranny to a democracy. But the Iraqi people were given a chance to vote and they did overwhelmingly. And now we're working with a new unity government, to help succeed.
This really depends, every single country so far has proven to be different




And when we succeed, I think they'll look back at this moment in history and say it's the beginning of changing the conditions that caused there to be such resentment that people would be willing to commit suicide, acts of suicide against U.S. citizens.
I've read this over and over, and as far as I can tell Bush is having a brain fart, he is repeating things he has been told to say, but the order and context are all wrong. Translated directly into human english Bush is stating that when Iraq has a stable government (which according to Bush will be any day now) the Iraqi people will remember the Iraq war as the catalyst for hate that caused people to suicide bomb the U.S.


One presumes Bush is talking about the Airplane attacks and if so he is really fucked up in the head because he is stating that the war he started caused the airplane attacks which then caused him to start the war. Temporally this is impossble.


Assuming he is talking about about future sucide attacks then it is very possible and getting more likely that his war will cause more sucide attacks. Or even that some sucide attacks have been commited because of his war.






LARRY KING, CNN HOST: You have had doubts?
Again Larry don't waste your breath. Think of Bush as Alendar the Great (in tactics only) never admit defeat, and in defeat claim victory. Larry if you haven't figured this out then you are not really cut out for your job. On the other hand Larry might be trying to ask a hard question and not get his taxes audited




L. BUSH, FIRST LADY OF THE UNITED STATES: I feel exactly like George does. I think it's really the right thing to do.
as a texan house wife with no real skills to speak of
I think if you look back and we -- Saddam Hussein was still there. And nothing had ever been done, and 17 resolutions had been passed and he had never complied with any of those resolutions.



But then George would be blamed, the president would be blamed, the United States would be blamed for not doing anything.
It is very unlikely that we would have been blamed for not starting a war, finding out that Saddam was full of shit (he lied about his WMD to scare his neighbors) and having a stable middle east.

Lie 17





KING: How do you handle it emotionally when people say...



(CROSSTALK)



L. BUSH: Well, it's...



(CROSSTALK)



KING: And you listen...



L. BUSH: It's tough. I mean, the polls, that's, you know that's...



(CROSSTALK)

I'll have to check the video but I think this would have been Larry's only hardball and it was easilly talked over by lady dipshit.




KING: Though it's public opinion.



L. BUSH: You know, that doesn't -- don't really mean anything. The polls aren't important.

Bullshit. Not even republicans believe this lie. Bush watches the polls close than any president. Pre 9/11 when his approval was dropping he set out a initiative to copy the mannerisms of his predicessor Clinton.

Lie 18



But when you meet families who've lost someone there, you know, it's sad. It's heartbreaking. It's heartbreaking for them, it's heartbreaking for us. It's heartbreaking for everybody in the United States.



KING: But you never lose resolve?



L. BUSH: No, I don't think you can lose resolve, not at this point.



G. BUSH: It's easy to lose resolve if you made decisions based upon
bad
polls. If you make decisions based upon what you believe in your heart of hearts, you stay resolved. And what we're doing is hard. But what we're doing is going to make this country more secure. And what we're doing is going to lay that foundation for peace.

Try less secure. Much less secure: people are not prepared they were given fear not directions, shipping docks were almost sold to the United Arab of Emerates, the Airlines have gone bankrupt, our mail is still not checked for biolgical agents, our cargo is not checked, our borders are not secure, I could go on..


Foundations for peace cannot be built on rape, torture, an unstable government's civil war, distrust between nations. You are creating the foundations for years of war.

Lie 19+20



I just want to remind our fellow citizens that I went to Graceland with Prime Minister Koizumi. Sixty years ago, Japan was the enemy of the United States. And the reason why I was now able to work with Koizumi to keep the peace and to go to Graceland to honor Elvis, was because Japan adopted a different style of government.

I believe that the invention of the airplane (20 hour ride), Japan's involvement in the Iraqi war, and the need for a stable economy in Japan had much more to do with Bush visiting Koizumi at an Elvis convention than Japan's change of government. Furthermore Japan is not a democracy and they still have an Emperor.

Lie 21



KING: I've got to take a break. Did you expect him to dance?



G. BUSH: No I didn't. Nor did I expect him to sing.



KING: We'll be right back with the Bushes at the White House. Don't go away.



(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We can now confirm from two different state department sources that an additional missile has been fired by North Korea. John, this is becoming serious. North Korea, we now have from two state department sources, launched that Taepodong II, that long range missile that the United States has been worried about, just a short time ago. (COMMERCIAL BREAK)



KING: We're back with President Bush and Laura Bush at the White House in the Blue Room on this, the occasion of his 60th birthday.



This quote from William Kristol in the "Weekly Standard" -- North Korea is firing missiles. Iran is going nuclear. Somalia is controlled by radical Islamists. Iraq isn't getting better. Afghanistan is getting worse.
Wow! Did Larry just grow some tiny testicles that helped him to read a statement of dissension allbeit from another person?
I give the president a lot of credit for hanging tough in Iraq,
I guess not...
but I'm worried that it has made them too passive in confronting other threats.



In other words, so much in Iraq that the rest of the world is getting short-tripped.

There is absolutely no way that this statement can be incorrect. You cannot invest your resources in 1 place without losing the ability to put thoes resources in another place. Especally in strategic situations - you cannot threaten someone if they already know that you cannot make good on the threat. Whether or not we would have acutally used the resouces we do not have it is aparent to the entire world that it would be impossible for us to do so.



G. BUSH: Completely disagree. The United States is in the lead in solving a lot of problems.
We're obviously in the lead when it comes to Iraq. We're helping a coalition of NATO allies in Afghanistan. And we've, we're working with, you know, the multi-party talks for Iran and North Korea. In other words, we've laid the foundation and the framework necessary to achieve, you know, common goals. We're leading an effort of other nations.

As a nation of problem-solvers, America is not #1. Especally under the Bush administration. Compared to other nations we are solving problems reactively as apposed to proactively. Furthermore as a problem-solver nation we are behind in nearly any category you can think of: fuel-efficient automobiles, green technologies, biological sciences, technology, advanced atomic physics, reproduction and contraceptives issues, the fight against poverity and AIDS-HIV, I could go on. In fact the rest of the countries of this world are more likely to see America as problem-causers especially since the Bush administration took control. See this, this, this, this, and for more information (video).

Lie 22





You know, some people say well, America's unilateral in nation. Quite the contrary. We set up multilateral frameworks to solve these problems. Problems don't get solved overnight, but this government has got enough capacity and enough talent to deal with many of the problems at the same time.

I don't think anyone thinks that America is a unilateral nation, only in maybe our decision to invade and occupy Iraq could we be considered unilateral.

Lie 23





KING: Do you ever feel that it's all coming in around you?



G. BUSH: No, I don't. I do this...



KING: Because it's been said that no president has had to face, maybe with the exception of Roosevelt with Depression and World War II, what you faced at the same time, domestically and...
Bullshit Larry, you ass kisser.



G. BUSH: No. That's not how I look at life. .. With the view of history. I look at life as a series of opportunities to make this world a better place.
Yeah a better place to be rich in.
One reason there's a problem is we've confronted them. The status quo was unacceptable to me. And therefore, it's important to deal with problems before they become acute.

Bush actually makes a truthful statement, if I add 1 word and clean up the grammer: "One reason there are problems is the way we've confronted them."



And the Iranian issue is a classic example. If we were to sit back and say that maybe they'll have a program, maybe they won't have a program. You know, history will say well the administration was asleep at the switch and when they showed up with a nuclear weapon, which is unacceptable.

History will say Bush was asleep, Bush allowed Iran to get nuclear weapons.

Lie 24



And so you might remember early on in my administration I talked about the axis of evil. Step one of solving problems is to identify
a problem
the countries that you hate. Step two is to name them by name, hurl insults specifically at their leaders, ostracize them, then dare them to do something about in front of the national press.
Since then, we have encouraged the E.U. three and Russia to join with the United States to work on this issue.
started 2 wars, rattled up Ki Jong Il, ignored China, allowed the conflict between Pakistan and India to esclate, and allowed Israel to butcher the Palestineans.




KING: Do you lose sleep, Mrs. Bush, over what he goes through?
L. BUSH: Do I lose sleep? No. Do I worry? Sure, of course. Absolutely. Who wouldn't? But I also have great faith in my husband. I know he's very disciplined and he's very strong. And he has a great administration, a great group of advisors that work very, very hard. And I'm proud of the job he does.



KING: Do you ever -- you don't ever fear like, "Why me?"



G. BUSH: Quite the contrary. I feel it is an honor to be in this position, and, you know, I wake up enthused about working on this year's problems, because I've got confidence we can -- we can solve them.
This years problems? Did you ever notice that this years problems were the same as last year's problems and the years before that? Is this really how Bush sees the economy and war? Divided into years?




KING: How do you deal with bad news?



G. BUSH: You know, in this job you get quite a bit of it.



KING: I know.



G. BUSH: That's what you do, is you deal with it.



KING: Your baseball experience help?



(CROSSTALK)



G. BUSH: Interesting way to put it. It's hard to hide from the win-loss column, but in baseball -- I am -- first of all, I believe in what we're doing, and I know I made decisions -- I fully understand people don't agree with some decisions I make.
This statement is just as true about world politics as it is for his baseball decisions.
But I'm confident that -- that -- I look back at this. I say, you know, you made your decisions based on what you thought was right and on principles.



KING: When the polls are bad, doesn't that affect you emotionally?



G. BUSH: No.



KING: Doesn't it hurt to say more people are -- don't like what I'm doing than like what I'm doing?



G. BUSH: Well...



KING: Does it bother you?



L. BUSH: Not really. I mean, the polls are just...



KING: But it's a sign.



L. BUSH: It's a sign, but it's not necessarily really what we see. I mean, when we travel around the country, when we visit with people, that's not what we hear all the time.
Laura admits to the Bush familiy surronding themselves with yes men.
When they're good polls -- I think I told you this the last time I interviewed with you, you don't see them on the front page.
You typically don't see bad polls on the front page either. In both cases the only time this sort of story hits the front page is when the number extremely high or extrememly low, or possibly when their is a direct correlation between a policy and a poll.




And you know, just -- we've been in politics for a very long time. We've seen somebody else we loved a lot in this job, George's dad. And we know what it's like. And we know what to expect. And are there going to be good times? Sure.
(Just not anymore, Bush's polls started a some level and started to drop, Wars and fear drove it up while his policies and decisions drove it back down, at times that it was not directly linked to some event it has steadly decreased.)
And are there going to be bad times? Absolutely. That's just a fact of life. Everyone's life, really.
Laura's world view is that life is pain and suffering, I guess with that mother-in law most people would feel the same way.




But it's very magnified when you are the president of the most affluent country in the world, the country who every other country bring their problems to.

I think a more accurate statement would be that America is bringing it's problems to the world.

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G. BUSH: Let me tell you something about polls. If you had a president who worries about polls, that means you could have a president who makes decisions based upon the polls. We cannot achieve big goals and accomplish hard things if you're worried about opinion polls. The president that chases the opinion poll is the president that will have failed policy, in my judgment.

Bush is very conserned with polls, His administration even conducts it own polls rather than just relying on the normal scientific polls. Furthermore this president is the master of failed policies.

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I like to tell people I would rather be -- when history looks back, I'd rather be judged as solving problems and being correct, rather than being popular.

Unfortunatly Bush will be seen as an un-popular and as a miserable failure.


KING: As Truman once said.



G. BUSH: Is that what he said?

Bush isn't big on education. It seems his history is a little rusty.


KING: I think he was the most unpopular president, leaving office, since, I guess, Wilson.

Bush will probablly top this record.


G. BUSH: I will tell you, and that may be true.
Bush is saying that the history he has already indicated he knew nothing about - might be true, hmmm maybe it is. Bush has not decided to discredit this history but leaves the door open.
But his legacy is a strong legacy. And one of the reasons why I'm able to go to Graceland with Koizumi, Prime Minister Koizumi, is because Harry Truman helped Japan become a democracy. He had faith. And it wasn't an easy decision on his part.

Bush already credited his Elvis trip on something else, See lie 21. Also saying something wasn't an easy decision is like saying water is wet. Decisions have to be made, there is a choice, by default one should assume that making a decision will have consequences and is there for not an easy thing to do. Bush says this about every 25 minutes or so. The rule is that decisions to be made are difficult, decisions made were dead-on right and made with god-assured confidance.

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KING: Wouldn't you rather be popular?



G. BUSH: No -- I mean, you know, look --



KING: We all want to be popular.



G. BUSH: You're a guy who relies on ratings. No wonder you're asking about the popularity question.



KING: No, I mean, it's human.
Larry is just fucking with Bush at this point, he's got Bush cornered - Bush cannot say that he wants to be popular. Larry broadens the subject to a general truism that cannot be false, just to see if Bush will ever admit to any sort of defeat - even microscopic in size. No matter how Bush responds we already know that all humans have this basic instinct.




G. BUSH: I've been popular before, as president. And I've been -- people have
been forced to
accepted what I've been doing. Sometimes things go up and down. The best way to lead and the best way to solve problems is to focus on a set of principles. And do what you think is right.

Bush wiggled out of Larry's little trap, which forces you to wonder who is the smarter of the two.


KING: We'll be right back with the Bushes in the Blue Room of the White House. Don't go away.



(COMMERCIAL BREAK)



KING: We're back with President Bush and Mrs. Bush. A couple more things on Iraq. You -- you the other day mentioned the amount of casualties. You did, too, at Fort Bragg.
I think Larry was going to say that the specific number of casualties Bush said was incorrect, but then Larry chickened out.



G. BUSH: Yes.



KING: You definitely previously had refrained from that. Any reason?



G. BUSH: No, I mentioned it a couple of times before, because I want the American people to know that this is costly. But I also want those who've lost a loved one to know that we honor their sacrifice and their service.

I believe this to be a lie. I was not able to find a single occurance of Bush using a specific number of causalities in any previous speach. Also I do not believe that Bush wants the people to know the cost of the war or the true status of the war. Bush has said many times that the media (or filter as he calls it) isn't telling us the true stories of Iraq, the good stories. Bush's Fox news has often been sited of misleading us about the status and costs of the Iraqi war.

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One of the interesting things about my meetings with the loved ones of the fallen is, almost to a person, they have said, "Don't let my son or daughter die in vain."

Too late, the war already started, Bush cherry picks the families he sees. There are currently families that are begging to talk to Bush and have done so for a while now.


KING: You ever go to funerals?



G. BUSH: No, I don't.



KING: Why?



G. BUSH: Because it's hard. Whose do you go to and whose do you don't go to? I mean, I want to honor all of them, all those who sacrificed. I think the best way for me to honor them is to complete the mission -- that we're in there to achieve a victory in Iraq. And to meet with families.



KING: So there is no doubt, if you had it to do over again, knowing the WMDs weren't there, you'd still go in?



G. BUSH: Yes. This is -- we removed a tyrant, who was a weapon
Oops,, people are not weapons, and Saddam didn't have thoes weapons.
-- he was an enemy of the United States who harbored terrorists and who had the capacity, at the very minimum, to make weapons of mass destruction.
There were no al-Qadia in Iraq, until after the war. If there were terrorist in Iraq Saddam had them killed for their opposing view points. Saddam didn't have plutonium, biological weapons, or chemical weapons. Other countries do have these things Bush attacked Saddam becuase Saddam was destablizing oil prices and refusing to use petrol dollars. Bush would have invaded again but not for the reasons he sites.

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And he was a true threat. And yes, I would have done the same thing.



KING: Fear another 9/11?



G. BUSH: Larry, yes, I do.



KING: Do you think we're safe?



G. BUSH: I think we're safer, but I'm -- I'm worried about -- worried about an enemy that wants to hit us again.
The only thing we have to fear is fear it's self, Bush leaves the door open to use the fear card in the future
And I'm comforted by the fact there's a lot of people working hard on the issue.



KING: Have we stopped them? Have there been things that we don't hear about that have been stopped?



G. BUSH: We've disrupted plots. And not only here but elsewhere. And it's -- you know, I'm worried about some of the tools we're using being disclosed. I -- I think it's a huge mistake.



KING: You blame the "New York Times" but the "L.A. Times" also published that story about intercepting and also the "Wall Street Journal" printed it.



G. BUSH: Well, disclosure is disclosure. I don't think I've blamed any paper by name -- maybe I have.

Almost a lie. Who the fuck do you think you are Bush? We were all there we heard it. The only reason you did not assert this lie was because you knew you would get caught. Asshole.



KING: You did name the "New York Times"



G. BUSH: I did?
Yes you did you piece of shit. The media went nut shit for about a week afterward debating if the media should have the this freedom, why Bush and Cheney specifically named this paper out of the many, as well as the seperation of powers and the check the news media has duty to place on the government.
I don't know if I did or didn't but anyway, let me put it this way. I am disturbed that people would feel comfortable enough going to newspapers with state secrets. It doesn't make any sense to me to give the enemy -- our -- our game plan on how we're going to deal with them ...

Bush clearly states that he would rather live in a communist dictator ship like 1980's USSR or China


Bush did know that he sited the New York Times by name, he himself said "I migth have" and

Larry JUST FUCKING TOLD HIM!@!@!

.

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KING: Isn't that a ticklish line, though, a free press ...



G. BUSH: I do support a free press strongly. I also want people to recognize that we're at war and it's just -- it's just -- I just don't understand. It just doesn't make any sense to me.


    Bullshit!
    Bush has
  • cut funding to PBS one of the best sources of news.

  • manipulated the media "message" by producing propaganda, putting journalists on the government payroll and tightly scripting all public events

  • dismiss all dissenting views in the media as biased and politically motivated

  • undermined public trust in journalism using the right-wing “echo chamber” to sow hostility toward reporters who challenge the official line

  • eliminated access to information making it nearly impossible for journalists to investigate vast swathes of the federal government


Fidel Castro supports a more freer press than Bush.


Lie 31+32




KING: Laura, we asked emails and one came in for you. One came in for you.



"I read that you were once a librarian and I wonder what your feelings are on the provision of the PATRIOT Act that requires public libraries to use filters that restrict access to certain kinds of Web sites. Are you for or against this kind of censorship?"



L. BUSH: Well, there are several issues there. There is pornography that is on the Web sites that librarians are asked to filter for children who use their computers.



Obviously I'm not for censorship of any kind. But on the other hand I think librarians, just like teachers and just like parents should choose what's appropriate for our children -- for their children -- to not have their children see something that's not really appropriate for them.



I know there's also a part -- assume there are some filters on how to make bombs, those sort of things, and sure, I'm not really anxious on everyone to have access to that.

Laura contradicts herself, she is not for censorship except when it comes to types of media that she believes sould be censored. Lying bitch.

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KING: What do you make of the court's decision on Guantanamo?



G. BUSH: They finally ruled and I have been saying to people that we want to resolve the Guantanamo issue, but the court has got to give us a road map forward. They did. It basically said it's OK to have Guantanamo but you have got to work with Congress to devise a military tribunal, military commission in such a way that conforms to our laws and ...

Bush presents himself as if he was hoping the decision would have come quicker. And that the decision was good new for him. In fact he has been stalling and trying to avoid closing down Guantanamo. The surpreme court ruled that Bush cannot have secret bad guys that he can keep indefinatly without trial.

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KING: Is that going to happen?



G. BUSH: Yeah. It is. Everybody wants to solve the problem. This is a very unusual set of circumstances, though. These are illegal combatants. People picked up off the battlefield. We're at war against these folks but they don't wear uniforms. And the Geneva Convention was set up for dealing with nation states. There's no nation state here. There is an ideology but not a nation state and so this is an opportunity to work with Congress to deal with this issue.

Everybody wants to solve the problem except Bush, he likes the staus quote. The people were not picked up off the battlefield, some were kidnapped from the streets of germany, some from their own homes. They don't wear uniforms - it depends who they are al-qaeda did but also used regular clothes like or CIA, Saddam's army and loyalist did as well. It is expected that the 16 - 18 year olds Bush captured would not be wearing uniforms. The Geneva Convention addressed all people not nation states. There were nations involved Iraq, and the region of Afganistan that harbored al-Qaeda was the Taliban.

Lie 35+36+37+38



KING: Right back with more. Don't go away.



(COMMERCIAL BREAK)



KING: We're back in the Blue Room with President and Mrs. Bush.



Immigration. Now, this law, when is it going to be passed? And did you hedge back a little? You now say the other day that you first want to see that the borders are safe before we work on legalizing the immigrants.



G. BUSH: I don't think I said that. I have always said we need a comprehensive plan. First and foremost, we've got to enforce the border, and that means, you know, more Border Patrol agents, better technology, ending catch and release.



  • Bush on his weekly radio address: "Comprehensive immigration reform begins with securing our borders"

  • Washington Times article: "Bush shifts emphasis to safe borders"

  • Newsmax article entitled Bush Wants More Money for Border Security states "Bush sent a request to Capitol Hill that includes $5 billion to keep airports and borders safe."



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Secondly, that we've got to have interior enforcement.



But I don't see how you can enforce a border unless you have a rational way for people to come here and work temporarily.



KING: Why do you think so many members of your own party don't agree with that?



G. BUSH: I think people -- I think words mean different things to different people. I think ...

Bush states the the only reason there is opposition against him is because of disagreements over wording - not opposed ideology. That is simply not true.

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KING: Does it disappoint you?



G. BUSH: We're not -- the process is just beginning. This is a hard issue. This is an issue that, you know, we really haven't addressed since 1986. One thing that everybody recognizes, the current system has failed. Secondly, there is, you know, I think there is a rational way forward that will accommodate people's needs, but there needs to be a lot of debate, a lot of discussion.

The current system is working well for Americans that need workers, Mexicans that need work, and even for people to migrate here. We have addressed this issue continously from much longer ago than 1986. Bush and the Republican have done everything within their power to stifle debate and discussion.

Lie 41+42+43



You know, when I hear amnesty, that means you're automatically a legal citizen, which I am against. Some people...



KING: Well, we had amnesty in other cases in the past.



G. BUSH: I know, but it won't work in this case. It's just not the right thing to do. If you're trying to solve the problem, granting people automatic citizenship isn't solving the problem. It's creating another problem, which is another 8 million people or so will come and hope to get granted automatic citizenship.



Secondly, it's you can't reward people who broke the law, because you've got people standing in line legally. Because we're a nation of laws
(the definition of nation demands the existance of laws therefore every nation is a nation of laws.) Bush has broken many laws, constitutional laws, laws that he himself has signed, international laws, international treaties, he over turned laws for money, or because he didn't agree with them.
, we've got to uphold the laws. But this is -- we have a duty to enforce the border, and I think everybody agrees with that, and -- and we are. We are expanding agents and expanding technologies, but I think it needs -- there needs to be a plan that recognizes people are coming here to do work Americans aren't doing. And they ought to be allowed to do so on a temporary basis for a limited period of years, provided they pass a criminal background check, and then go home.



KING: You've always had a lot of compassion for the Mexican people, haven't you?



G. BUSH: Yes, sir.

Bush has compassion for Mexican workers, not people. He would like to allow them to come to America as indentured servants not citizens.


KING: Back to governor of Texas and being raised in Texas, right?



G. BUSH: Absolutely. It's an issue I've been dealing with a lot, and I think it's very important to uphold the honor and dignity of anybody, and that we've got to also remember we're a nation of immigrations.



I happen to believe, you know, when a person comes here legally and starts a business, you know, as a first time citizen and begins to realize the great benefits of the American society, helps renew our soul. It helps invigorate our spirit.



I went to a deal yesterday to talk about immigration at a Dunkin Donuts. It's a really interesting moment of America -- of American history -- or American -- American society. The owners were two Iranian-American brothers. The district manager for these two Iranian-American brothers was a Guatemalan-American young girl, young woman. She is learning responsibility, she is managing, and her store manager was a Salvadorian American.

Bush wnet to Dunkin Donuts specifically for this story. He needed to say that he talked to some commoners, he also mentions this story on his website and everywhere he goes.


KING: I want to ask you about Iran in a moment, but here's an e- mail question on immigration. "Why is there not more effort to penalize the root of the immigration problem, employers and corporations who look the other way or neglect to check the validity of the documents?"



G. BUSH: That's why I went out to this store. Because I was heralding a program that enables employers now to get on the computer to make sure that the documentation they are seeing is real documentation.



One of the problems we have is there is a lot of document fraud, and people are -- you know, we've got smugglers smuggling people, we've got people housing these people when they smuggle them across, we've got document forgers giving people false documents. And so, part of the way you make sure that you're able to enforce employer -- the rules of our employers is to have a tamper-proof temporary worker card.

Document fraud is a very small part of the problem, Bush didn't address the issue of punishing the employeers, he doesn't want to address this issue because he doesn't want to hurt his base.


In the interim, we've got a way for employers to check to determine whether or not the documents they are seeing are real.



KING: Concerning Iran, like North Korea was cited as part of your "axis of evil." Yet the United States has joined other nations in offering Tehran incentives to suspend its nuclear program. Why the difference? Why do they get a deal?



G. BUSH: First of all, there are different circumstances. You mean what's the difference between North Korea and Iran?



KING: Yes.



G. BUSH: Yeah, there's just different circumstances. The situation is -- in North Korea is -- you know, we tried incentives before. A president looks not only at what his administration has tried, but what others have tried. And there have been incentive packages laid out for the North Koreans, which they took, and then didn't honor the commitment they made.



And so the history in each case is different, and you deal with each case based upon the current conditions.



KING: What's your biggest worry about Iran?



G. BUSH: Having a nuclear weapon in the midst of the Middle East.
They are not the only country to have one, in fact the next country Bush names has a few.
There's a lot of worries about them having a nuclear weapon.



There's the worry about political blackmail. There's a worry that they would harm our ally, Israel. I mean, there's a series of worries.



And the good news is, Larry, that most nations now understand the danger of the Iranians having a nuclear weapon.



KING: Vladimir Putin, you'll see him next week, right?



G. BUSH: Yes.



KING: You said in June of 2001, "I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straightforward, trustworthy. I was able to get a sense of his soul." Still have that feeling?



G. BUSH: I know him well, yes, I do.



KING: Like him?



G. BUSH: I do like him. I do like him. I don't necessarily...
Don't necessarily what? Trust him? Since he backstabed you last time it seems he would be a little hard to trust.




(CROSSTALK)



G. BUSH: Well, I don't necessarily agree with every decision he's made about what's happening inside of Russia, but it's very important for me to keep a good personal relationship with him so I can have good, candid discussions.



But no leader wants to be lectured by somebody. No leader likes to be scolded publicly. The people I deal with, you know, share the same emotions that you would share if somebody were to scold you and then say, "I'm going to come and now I want to sit down and talk to you."



And so I've got a good relationship with him. And I don't understand some of the decisions he's made, but my relationship is such that I'm able to express that concern and listen carefully as to why he does what he does.



KING: Do you like him, Mrs. Bush?



L. BUSH: I do like him.



KING: He's very Western, isn't he?



L. BUSH: Well, I don't know if I would say that. I think he's very Russian. But I like him a lot.

It would seem that Laura is not a good judge of character either.


KING: Someone said once he'd be a successful politician in America.



L. BUSH: That's possible. It's possible. He's a good politician, for sure.



KING: We'll be right back with more. Don't go away.



(COMMERCIAL BREAK)



KING: We're back with the Bushes. The Mexico elections have been decided, apparently, and the conservative, Mr. Calderon, narrowly wins.



Any thoughts?



G. BUSH: I look forward to working with whomever the Mexican people have elected and...



KING: Do you know him?



G. BUSH: I don't know him. Looking forward to getting to know him.



KING: Apparently, he won. I'm glad to bring you the news.



G. BUSH: You sure did.



KING: The death of Ken Lay.



G. BUSH: Yes, yes.



KING: I know he was your friend.
Bush has actively denied this.
How do you feel? Were you shocked?



G. BUSH: I was. I was very surprised. You know, just -- my hope is that his heart was right with the Lord, and I feel real sorry for his wife. She's had a rough go, and she's now here on earth to bear the burdens of losing her husband, a man she loved.



KING: Was that whole thing, the whole Enron story shocking to you?



G. BUSH: Yes, yes.

Shocking only in the since that they got caught.


KING: Because, I mean, you knew him pretty well from Texas, right?



G. BUSH: Pretty well, pretty well. I knew him.
Wow! Bush actually comes clean on a lie.
I got to know him. This -- people don't believe this, but he actually supported Ann Richards in the '94 campaign.



KING: She told me that.



G. BUSH: She did?



KING: She liked him a lot.



G. BUSH: Yes, he's a good guy. And so what I did -- then did was we had a business council, and I kept him on as the chairman of the business council. And, you know, got to know him and got to see him in action.

That is before, I had him killed.


One of the things I respected him for was he was such a contributor to Houston's civil society. He was a generous person. I'm disappointed that there was this -- he betrayed the trust of shareholders, but...



KING: Did you know him well, Mrs. Bush?



L. BUSH: I knew him. Not really well, but I did know him.




KING: Did you know his wife?



L. BUSH: And I know Linda and I'm sorry for her.

Liars come clean.


KING: Did you contact her?



L. BUSH: I haven't.



G. BUSH: I haven't yet. I'm going to write her a letter at some point in time.



KING: Move to politics. An unusual situation in Connecticut. Joe Lieberman is running for reelection to the Senate. He's in a primary fight, may lose, and has said that if he loses, he might well run as an independent.



He supported you staunchly on Iraq, and Iraq is the major issue in that campaign, the primary.



Would you support him if he ran as an independent?



G. BUSH: First, the Democrats have to sort out who their nominee is going to be, and that's going to be up to the Democrats. And the rest of it's hypothetical.
Bush has the whole damn thing rigged anyway.




KING: But he said he would run as an independent, if he were...



G. BUSH: He also has said he's going to win his primary.



KING: I know you like him.



G. BUSH: You're trying to get me to give him a political kiss, which may be his death.



KING: You hugged him before the State of the Union, right? No, I know you generally...



G. BUSH: The Democrats are going to figure it out. They'll figure it out.



KING: So you would not make a decision on that.



G. BUSH: Well, I'm not going to wade into a Democratic primary in the state of Connecticut.



KING: How well are we prepared if there's another Katrina?



G. BUSH: I met with the folks today. And I met with Chertoff and the person responsible for putting the plan together, who had been meeting with Governor Blanco and Mayor Nagin.



We're much better prepared today than we were last year. We've got supplies prepositioned. We've got a better relationship with the guard so that the guard can move more immediately. We've got better communications.

Except for the levees that they used sand instead of clay to make. If another hurricane hits New Orleans and Bush are both screwed.

Lie 42




One of the things that happened down there is the communications just went kaput, you know. We've got the capacity now to be up on satellite phones very quickly.



We've just got a comprehensive strategy. They've analyzed -- you know, in the process of getting a contract with the bus company to make sure the buses get there quicker.



The decision as to whether or not to evacuate a city or a parish will be made by the local folks. It's still the case.



If there is the desire to evacuate and there's a desire for federal help, the governor's going to have to sign a document that will then enable us to pay for certain federal assets and other assets.



KING: Did you learn a lot from last year?



G. BUSH: I did, I did. I think that...



KING: Because there were mistakes all the way around there.



G. BUSH: Well, I think there were some unbelievably heroic things done and there were, you know, some responses that could have been better.



I know in the midst of analyzing things, people tend to focus on what could have gone better. I do want to remind you that 30,000 lives were saved, pulled off roofs, because of unbelievable daring and courage by Coast Guard chopper pilots and guard chopper pilots.



And there was a lot of ice and water delivered. Obliviously, the thing that happened that needed to happen better was, how do you deal with a breakdown in law and order.

Bush then dumped free money on the problem and a bunch of trailers that are still today unused. Bush was a large cause of the chaos in the aftermath.



KING: How'd you deal with it, Laura, seeing all those schools?


L. BUSH: It was hard to see it all from the airplane, but I have -- I've been there a lot. I have been to the Gulf Coast a number of times since the hurricane, and I've been raising money for a foundation that gives to school libraries. We gave 10 grants to seven schools in Louisiana and three in Mississippi, and we'll announce another round of grants this September.



And these are for schools to totally restock their libraries, not just a small grant, but a big grant. It costs about $50,000 to stock an elementary school library, and well over $100,000 to stock a high school library. So these are large grants to help schools as they rebuild and as their library is rebuilt, to be able to totally stock their libraries.



KING: We'll be back with more of the Bushes right after this.



(COMMERCIAL BREAK)



KING: We're back. We're going to touch some other bases. We have two segments remaining.



Are you concerned about these charges about the troops killing civilians in Iraq?



G. BUSH: These are very serious charges, and what the Iraqis must understand is that we will deal with these in a very transparent, upfront way. People will be held to account if these charges are true.

These men are going to get off either scott free or with a serverly limitied sentence. We all know it, the military protects it's own. Furthermore Bush says "if thse charges are true". There really isn't any doubt, they are true, what is at question is was the girl 15 or 14? Was the younger sister rapped? Was the motehr rapped? Was the family burned alive? Is this an isolated incident - we already know this to be false.

Lie 43



KING: Because they want to know that.



G. BUSH: Of course they do. Yes, they do. And they'll learn that we will be very open about how we deal with this issue.



What concerns me is not only the action, and, you know, if this is true, the despicable crime, if true. But what I don't want to have happen is for people to then say, well, the U.S. military is full of these kind of people.



That is not the case. Our military is fabulous. The men and women who wear the uniform of the United States are some of the finest people I have ever known. And they are, anyway ...

The military is full of these kinds of people.
  1. We train our troops to de-humanize these people
  2. This has happened a few times now, in Iraq, in Afganistan, and in our own prisons



KING: That a little bit can taint them.



G. BUSH: Yeah, you worry about a -- one person or a couple of people staining the image, the honorable image of the United States military. So one thing you'll hear me do is defend our troops, because I believe in them. And then the other thing people will see is people will be brought to justice. There will be absolute justice if this person is guilty.

Absolute Justice? No. A slap on the wrist maybe.

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KING: Because officials in the Iraq government certainly have a right to be concerned.



G. BUSH: Well, it's a sovereign government. Of course they do. I mean, when you find -- if in fact the charges are true that somebody was raped and murdered, then there ought be concern by the Iraqis. What they've got to be comforted in knowing is that we will deal with this in a way that
We deal with? Is this a sovereign government or not? Why are we trying our own people when it occured in their country. Also we reported that the killing was commited by "terrorists", the Iraqi police are the ones who brought the charges. It is they who should make the arrest, judgement, and punishment. Btw, I see you still do not know the definition of the word "sovereign".
is going to be transparent, above board and open.



KING: Al Gore was on recently on this program, and concerning the environment he said, "President Bush and Vice President Cheney have anointed to every key position that has anything to do with climate change special interest spokesmen for the oil companies, coal companies, and this is no secret."



How do you respond to that? Have you seen his film?



G. BUSH: No, I haven't seen it yet, but I guess politics never stops. We have done a lot to deal with greenhouse gases by advancing new technologies.

The ability for the Earth to support life is not a political issue. All parties, except maybe these neo-cons want the earth to continue to support life. Furthermore Bush has done more to screw the earth than any other president.

Lie 45



You know, I campaigned against Al Gore. I said we're going to spend money for clean coal technologies, and we're in the process of doing that. And one of these days, people will look back and say, well, thank goodness the Bush administration made these investments, because we'll be able to have electricity from coal that won't pollute.

No one is going to look back and thank Bush for the status of the enviroment - ever. Bush knows this.

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KING: Why do you think he put a bad rap on you?



G. BUSH: I don't know why. Politics, I guess. But we're the ones -- my administration started the hydrogen initiative. Spent over $1 billion for research in the hopes that we'll be able to power our automobiles by hydrogen, which would be an amazing advance in -- in -- in cleaning the environment. We've done more on ethanol that any administration. We've got a great record. And -- but this town is full of politics. People just say what they want to say.

Bush has done more to hurt the enviroment than any other president.

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KING: Are you going to campaign for the Republican nominee ...



G. BUSH: For president?



KING: ... in 2008?



G. BUSH: I'm trying to get through the '06 elections.



KING: Are you going to do a lot of campaigning in '06?



G. BUSH: Absolutely. I'm doing a lot of campaigning. We're going to be just fine in '06.



KING: Going to keep the House and the Senate?



G. BUSH: We are. We are. And you know why? Because we're right on winning this war on terror, and we've got a good economic record. People are working under the leadership of this administration and the Congress.

America is not winning the war on terrorism, we are making the world more hostile and creating more terrorists. Our economy is in a shit hole now directly because of Bush's mis-management his taxes, his wars, his dumping money on Katrina victims all failed. People have lost more jobs under this president than any one since Garfield.

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KING: Going to get bin Laden?



G. BUSH: Oh, we'll get him. We'll get him.

KING: What's the big -- why has it been so hard?



G. BUSH: Because it's a big...
Go ahead and say it Bush. It's a big what? A big Six foot tall man on a dialysis machine? A big freaking desert that is so cold at night the only thing you can see at night is people and their footsteps with heat-vision goggles? A big number of people that are against us and would rather help us? A big war in Iraq that has caused a bigger distraction?




KING: Five years coming.



G. BUSH: It's a big -- it is five years...



KING: More than that, really.



G. BUSH: Let me just add, one way to look at it is -- is he in charge of the vast amount of folks that he was in charge of before, have they got training -- so, you know, places and a safe haven. The answer is no. We've got him on the run. And they're hiding.



I of course would like to bring him to justice, but we'll get him. We're, we're -- it's just a matter of persistence and patience. Every day I think about this.


That's not what you said before


Who knows if he's hiding in some cave or not; we haven't heard from him in a long time. And the idea of focusing on one person is -- really indicates to me people don't understand the scope of the mission.

I don't know. I don't really think about him very much. I'm not that concerned


Btw, if you want the full quote make sure that you do not get it from whitehouse.gov they have changed Bush's original language.


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KING: About getting him?



G. BUSH: Every day -- well, every day I think about al Qaeda. Every day I think about protecting this country. I mean, every day. The thought has not -- the thought has entered my mind, and I think about it and talk to people about it and strategize about it every day.



KING: Obsessed with it?



G. BUSH: No. Well, in a way I guess you could say obsessed, but obsession is the wrong word. Doing my duty. That's what the American people expect. They expect this government to protect them, and so long as there's an enemy lurking out there, you know, I'm going to -- I'm going to talk to people, work with people. I have an intel briefing every morning except for Sunday.



And we talk about what we know, what we don't know, what we need to do better. We talk about plots. We talk about things we might have heard or read. And we're responding and it is -- it is -- it is the calling of our time to win this war on terror.



KING: Back with our remaining moments from the Blue Room at the White House, right after this.



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KING: A couple of other things. Mrs. Bush, how has your husband changed since becoming president? Biggest change.



G. BUSH: Don't talk about the hair.



L. BUSH: The gray hair, I guess.

Is this really what you worry about? You want to know what I worry about? I worry about my friends that died in this war. I worry about the future of my grandchildren. I worry about what my country is becoming now that we rape, kill, and torture people.



KING: What else?



L. BUSH: He hasn't really changed that much. I mean, you know, he has a very solid, very centered personality. He always has. He's got a lot of discipline, and he still does. I mean, are we under more stress? Sure. Do we worry about things? Absolutely. But ...



KING: An e-mail question. "With all the pressures in your jobs," this is for both of you, "and the harsh treatment in the public lights, how do you manage to keep a healthy marriage and avoid bringing work home?" Or do you bring work home?"

Oh, and by the way that is my foot touching your leg there.



L. BUSH: I think in this house, when you live here in this house above the shop, so to speak -- we live right in the apartment ...



KING: So you live above the store.



G. BUSH: That's right.



L. BUSH: That's right. So your work is 24 hours. I mean, you think about it all the time, I think, because that's where you are.



G. BUSH: Well, one way -- one way to get your mind off work is to exercise. And I'm an avid exerciser, and I would recommend anybody who is 60 or approaching 60 or over 60 to exercise. And people say, well, I don't have time. Well, you've got to make time.



KING: You do it first thing in the morning?



G. BUSH: No, I do it in the evening.

I drink in the morning.



KING: Oh, you're a night exerciser?



G. BUSH: Evening exerciser. That would be, you know, my schedule is I finish my work in the Oval Office, you know, around 4:30 or 5:00. I go and exercise, and then go back to work. So I use it as a -- you know, I can break the day up a little bit. But there is no excuse for not exercising.



KING: You exercise, Laura?



L. BUSH: I exercise. I do.



G. BUSH: Can't you tell?



KING: Yeah, both of you. You're both in great shape.



This is also Nancy Reagan's birthday.

If you'd like I could suck your dick and hum happy Birthday at the same time.



G. BUSH: It is. We wish her a happy birthday. Thank you.



KING: She is a great lady.



G. BUSH: She is. She wrote me a very sweet note, for which I am grateful. As a matter of fact, I may just call her on Air Force One flying to Chicago.



KING: Why don't you do that?



G. BUSH: I think I will. Thanks for reminding me of that.


KING: You share a birthday
Bush is such a dick, he never bothered to ask Nancy what her birthday is? It is also the day that the Exxon Valdez captain (the one that became famous for poisoning the ocean) conviction was overturned.
and -- what are you going to do after, Laura, when this is all ended? When you don't live above the store?



L. BUSH: Well, who knows? I mean, we think about that. I think about that certainly. We have our house at our ranch, which we'll go back to. But I also feel a lot of urgency to get as many things done now -- out of my office, issues that I'm working on certainly, in the next two and a half years, and I certainly know the president feels the same way.



So thinking about today rather than two and a half years from now.



G. BUSH: Yeah. I'm going to run the race. I'm going to sprint to the finish line.



KING: You're going to build a library?



G. BUSH: Yeah. Yeah. Sure.



KING: Know where?



G. BUSH: No. Not yet.



KING: Build it in Crawford, and they will come.



G. BUSH: It's going to be in Texas. We love -- we are Texans, and that's where we're going home to. But I'm sure there'll be a lot of questions the closer we get to the end of eight years about, you know, this, that and the other, but I -- we've got a lot to do and a lot of problems to solve and a lot of, you know, a lot of peace to make.

Bush in not a native texan.

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And I'm looking forward to -- looking forward to the next two and a half years.



KING: And one quick note. Are you optimistic that this Korean thing will be resolved?

I'm starting to wonder if Larry is a interviewer or not. These are not hardball questions he's throwing. Especally to a man that might have single handedly fuck over the entire word.



G. BUSH: Absolutely. I'm optimistic that all problems will be resolved. I believe firmly that the capacity of the United States to solve problems is real and robust, and I know that by working with those we can do it.



We will succeed in Iraq. We will deal with the Iranian issue. We will help the person in North Korea understand the wisdom of working in the international community. Yeah, we'll solve problems.



KING: It's always good to...



G. BUSH: Thank you, sir.



KING: Thank you.



L. BUSH: Thanks, Larry.



KING: Laura Bush and George Bush, the first lady and president of the United States, from the Blue Room at the White House.