Monday, July 02, 2007

National "Bring Them On" Day

Four years ago today:

There are some who feel like that if they attack us that we may decide to leave prematurely. They don't understand what they're talking about, if that's the case. Let me finish. There are some who feel like -- that the conditions are such that they can attack us there. My answer is, bring them on. We've got the force necessary to deal with the security situation.

Over 3,000 dead soldiers later....happy now, Mr. President?

Dubbya celebrated this anniversary by going fishing. And he managed to fuck that up, too.

Relaxing before his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the president went fishing with his father, former President George H.W. Bush, and daughter, Barbara.

They dropped the anchor to fish less than 100 feet from shore at Biddleford, Maine, but when they decided to leave, they couldn't, according to an Associated Press photographer who took pictures of the incident.

A fishing guide along on the trip tried unsuccessfully to pull up the heavy anchor.

Soon after, a member of the president's security detail called divers aboard a Secret Service boat that had been following behind.

The anchor was untied, and the elder Bush backed his boat, a blue-and-white craft named Fidelity III, out of the way. After a diver dove down into the chilly water, the president, nonchalantly, resumed fishing.

But he had time to cast his line just a few times. Within minutes, the diver surfaced with the anchor in hand.

How are YOU celebrating "Bring Them On" Day?


Phoebe Fay said...

Dubya is sliding downhill fast methinks. I read that article and found myself relieved that Poppy was along for the visit with Putin. I'm hoping maybe daddy and the Baker boys are going to stick close by for the remainder of this pathetic slog to the end of the term.

How sad and scary is it that I'm wishing for a return to Bush I? But for all elder Bush's faults, he at least had the sense not to ignite WWIII.

David said...

Sounds like the boy sure has the Murphy Touch.