ntang (ntang) wrote,

War president vs. peace president

Ok, someone's going to have to explain something to me: why are all of the liberal news/humor/etc. outlets making such a big deal about Bush and the war president vs. peace president thing?

He said earlier:
"I'm a war president. I make decisions here in the Oval Office in foreign policy matters with war on my mind".

Ok. And now he's saying:
"Nobody wants to be the war president. I want to be the peace president... The next four years will be peaceful years."

While I understand that it seems like a dramatic thematic change - and it was, don't get me wrong - it also strikes me as not even close to a big deal. He said he was a war president, and he said he wants to be the peace president. That's not a contradictory concept, people. I've said many times that I'm out of shape but I want to be fit. Note the "I am" vs. the "I want to be".

Get it? He is a war president, but he says he wants to be a peace president. I don't necessarily believe him, but there's nothing wrong with saying it. I think someone saying outright that he makes decisions with war on his mind is a bit disgusting, but he disgusts me in many ways, and it doesn't shock me. It certainly isn't going to change any conservatives minds or paint him as a flip-flopper, and if you're looking for lies and contradictions there are plenty of others to use.

I understand we all (well, the sensible people) want him to be defeated in November, but can't you people find something better to fixate on? C'mon. Give me a break. We're supposed to be better than the other side. Am I missing something? Because it sounds like we (and by we I mean liberals) are making ourselves look like asses over this, and that annoys me.

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