May 03, 2007 06:39 PM
Bush Still Living In Magical World of Multiple 'Internets'
We very much appreciate Dan Froomkin paying attention to Bush speeches so we don't have to. In explaining why he doesn't care if American troops all die of old age in Iraq, Bush said this to his seven remaining supporters yesterday:
"I talk to a lot of families who have got a loved one in Iraq or Afghanistan, or anywhere else in this global war on terror, and they are in constant communication with their loved one. That's amazing, isn't it. You've got a kid in Iraq who is emailing mom daily, talking about the realities of what he or she sees. Information is moving -- you know, nightly news is one way, of course, but it's also moving through the blogosphere and through the Internets."Extra not-funny part: This is the same "commander guy" whose Army just "ordered soldiers to stop posting to blogs or sending personal e-mail messages, without first clearing the content with a superior officer."
Bush on the Internets [White House Watch]
Army Squeezes Soldier Blogs, Maybe to Death [Wired News]