Monday, November 14, 2005

Which Do You Prefer?

See if you can tell the difference between these two presidential speeches:

John F. Kennedy on April 27, 1961:

I not only could not stifle controversy among your readers--I welcome it. This Administration intends to be candid about its errors; for, as a wise man once said: "An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it." We intend to accept full responsibility for our errors; and we expect you to point them out when we miss them.
George W. Bush on November 11, 2005:
While it's perfectly legitimate to criticize my decision or the conduct of the war, it is deeply irresponsible to rewrite the history of how that war began. (Applause.) Some Democrats and anti-war critics are now claiming we manipulated the intelligence and misled the American people about why we went to war. These critics are fully aware that a bipartisan Senate investigation found no evidence of political pressure to change the intelligence community's judgments related to Iraq's weapons programs.
This president is fully aware that the Senate refused to investigate the claims of political pressure to change the intelligence. This president is fully aware that Harry had to shut down the freakin’ Senate just to get the Republicans’ attention on this gravest of national security concerns. This president is fully aware that his God tells him not to lie.

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