The Mighty Diplomat Speaks
[I just consolidated Xan's post and mine. There are two explanations for any state of human affairs: Fuck up, and conspiracy. Xan says Fuck up, I say conspiracy.]
Xan: It's a Fuckup
Displaying the immense grasp of the intricacies of geopolitics for which He has been recognized worldwide, the near-omnipotent subtlety of thought, Dear Leader solves the Middle East's current crisis. My God, why were we not blessed with his wisdom long ago?
''See the irony is that what they need to do is get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this s--- and it's over,'' Bush told Blair as he chewed on a buttered roll.
How could we have been so blind to his brilliance for so long? Details may be found here. Sure to be the lead item in the forthcoming George Bush Solves All Your Problems: The Wit & Wisdom Of Our Most Beloved President, co-edited by Michelle Malkin and Ann coulter. It should take up most of Page 1 of the 2-page work, coming soon from Regnery Press and to bulk-sale bestseller lists everywhere.
Lambert: It's a conspiracy
Please. Somebody shoot me. The increasingly desperate Bush didn't know the mike was on? His handlers must know by now that the only way anything he said would be trusted is if his remarks were "spontaneous." WaPo:
Microphone Captures Bush's Unscripted Comments at G-8
"What they need to do is get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this shit and it's over," Bush says with his mouth full as he buttered a piece of bread.
Well, at least His mouth wasn't full of pork.
"I felt like telling Kofi to get on the phone with Assad, make something happen," Bush said, referring to Syrian President Bashir Assad. "We're not blaming Israel and we're not blaming the Lebanese government."
Bush also told Blair of his plans to dispatch Rice to the Middle East to address the crisis. "She's going," Bush said. "I think Condi's going to go pretty soon."
Well, that gives me confidence. Maybe she can play the piano for them, or something.
NOTE And thanks to WaPo for playing our little game!
UDPATE CNN is playing it this way: Bush uses expletive [Clutches pearls]