"For diplomacy to be effective, words must be credible, and no one can now doubt the word of America."
— George W. Bush, Jan. 20, 2004, State of the Union address
I laughed outloud when Bush said this. Newspeak lives.
Does this mean I’m “no one” now?
Huh? I thought irony was dead.
Look, it was an oversight. If the CIA had just told us that we had no credibility, we wouldn’t have claimed to have any…
I wouldn’t even know HOW to doubt the word “America”.
No, not 19 words. One word. Thus: “For diplomacy to be effective, words must be credible, and one can now doubt the word of America.” Must’ve been a secretary’s typo, sticking in that “no”.
How can anyone doubt that the president actually said the words that were on or near the teleprompter and that as such without any need to clarify or ambiguify it is beyond the level of clear and compelling that the president has forth rightly asserted that assertions are asserted to be the asserted that indicates the propositional nature of proposing. I mean doesn’t everyone feel safer now knowing that most like Iraq was not actually involved with off world elements in their possible inclination toward gaining access to flying saucer technology that may not have actually been used to attack america! And of course we would never have been able to counter that grave and crowing threat but without the help of big bird who doesn’t use Steroids.
Oh, don’t even get me started…