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2007/2/14

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Protector-in-Chief

@ 05:00 PM (93 months, 16 days ago)

The Decider has decided to wear another hat.  He's now not only the "Decider."  He's also the Protector of our troops.

THE PRESIDENT: I can say with certainty that the Quds force, a part of the Iranian government, has provided these sophisticated IEDs that have harmed our troops. And I'd like to repeat, I do not know whether or not the Quds force was ordered from the top echelons of government. But my point is what's worse -- them ordering it and it happening, or them not ordering it and it happening? And so we will continue to protect our troops.

-snip-

THE PRESIDENT: No, I heard your question, and I told you, I was confident that the Quds force, a part of the Iranian government, was providing weaponry into Iraq. And to say it is provoking Iran is just a wrong way to characterize the Commander-in-Chief's decision to do what is necessary to protect our soldiers in harm's way. And I will continue to do so.

There's just one major problem, my fellow Americans.  It seems as though the Protector is really no good at protecting our troops at all. 

The troops don't have the body armor they need:

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Health/story?id=1489733

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/en/doc/2003-10/14/content_271800.htm


Their Commander-in-Chief (aka the Protector) sent them into combat without a post-war plan:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/11/AR2005061100723.html

http://www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/9927782.htm

And just as badly wounded troops come home, the Protector has decided to propose CUTS to veterans' health care:

http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/02/13/vets.budget.ap/index.html?section=cnn_latest

So the Protector is really no good at protecting our troops at all.

Comment(s) »

  1. "NOT GOOD AT PROTECTING OUR TROOPS" ??? WELL THATS "PAR" FOR THE COURSE SINCE CONGRESS AND SENATE CANT "PROTECT THE AMERIKAN PULIC EITHER" !!!! SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW ?????

    Comment by aza spade— 2007/02/14 @ 06:11 PM — (Reply)

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