There are times when I almost believe Dubya can no longer surprise me with his catastrophic vacuity and complete detachment from reality. Sadly, he always manages to prove me wrong (emphasis all mine).
Bush: …and I’m convinced fifty years from now people will look back and say, Thank God there were those that were willing to sacrifice.
Curry: But you’re saying you’re going to have to carry that burden. Some Americans believe that they feel they’re carrying the burden because of this economy.
Bush: Yeah, well…
Curry: They say we’re suffering because of this.
Bush: I don’t agree with that.
Curry: You don’t agree with that? It has nothing do with the economy, the war, the spending on the war?
Bush: I don’t think so. I think actually the spending in the war might help with jobs.
Curry: Oh, yeah?
Bush: Yeah, because we’re buying equipment, and people are working. I think this economy is down because we built too many houses and the economy is adjusting. On the other hand we’re just about to kick out 157 billion dollars to our taxpayers……what would have been had we abandoned Iraq when times were tough and let those soldiers die in vain.
So, in conclusion, the economy is tanking because people built too many damn houses to, you know, live in and more soldiers should die needlessly so the already dead ones will not have died in vain. No, really.
Via Crooks and Liars.