Not Quite Rootin’ Tootin’…

…but U.S. intelligence on Iraq was “darn good”, says President Bush.

And there’s more; Bush also said “When I gave the speech, the line was relevant.” Relevant! But was it acccurate?

And there’s that word again, the one rarely heard before the war, but now mandatory in every statement:

“And I [President Bush] am absolutely confident today, like I was when I gave the speeches, that Saddam Hussein developed a program of weapons of mass destruction.”

And on his final day, White House Spokesman Ari Fleischer was in top form, declaring that “the bottom line has been gotten to.” I think that after 2.5 year of making nothing but vacuous statements, Fleischer is simply incapable of speaking in the active voice.