By this point the people surrounding Bush must be utterly convinced they can say whatever they want and it becomes true. I think their hypocracy filter blew up before their first year in office ended.
Oh, wow, yes that’s true. It needs to be our first priority to ensure the Arab nations don’t get the wrong impression of the West. Hm, but I’m thinking there may be a better way to do that … how about not destroying one of their most populous countries, occupying it, and killing hundreds of thousands of people? Yeah, on second thought that could send a bad message…
Does any semblance of reality exist in US politics anymore?