August 10, 2006

A Day To Celebrate


“Weeks before September 11th, this is going to play big.”

As the perfect corollary to Thursday’s disgusting, yet completely unsurprising news that Bush has been milking the London airline terror plot for days, here’s the shot the White House featured on it’s photo gallery as the news (finally) broke.

The image (and the choice to feature it) is as damnable as this White House quote.  The theme?  Self-congratulations.  Triumphalism.  (And big freakin’ airplanes.)  Forget the Middle East.  Forget that other place where we sent all the troops.  I hear they’re shipping all the confiscated hair gel to the RNC.  They plan to distribute it to all those terror lovin’ GOP House candidates to grease the skids of Democrat opponents.

And as a crowning touch, the caption features Bush’s hateful money quote, referring to the bombing plot as “a stark reminder that this nation is at war with Islamic fascists.”

… So I assume he’s retracting the regret for “bring it on?”

(image: Eric Draper/White House.  Aug. 10, 2006. Green Bay, Wis.

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