Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Redefining "Chutzpah"

The old joke is that the definition of chutzpah (nerve or audacity) is the man who kills his parents, then begs the judge for mercy because he is an orphan. Dubya is already carving a similar path. Today, he admitted he regretted using the "Mission Accomplished" banner, because he now realizes it was misleading.

Nov. 12 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush said he regrets the display of the "Mission Accomplished" sign as backdrop for a speech he gave about a month after the March 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.

"To some, it said, well, `Bush thinks the war in Iraq is over,' when I didn't think that,'' he said in a CNN interview today. "It conveyed the wrong message.''

... "I regret saying some things I shouldn't have said,'' Bush said.
Umm... what was the message you were trying to convey? What mission did you think was accomplished? He never shares that, at least not in this interview.

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