[ Thursday, July 03, 2003 ]

Bring them on

At least President Bush stopped short of challenging Iraqi guerillas to a steel cage match.

He did not stop by much, though.

Recently, when discussing guerilla attacks by Iraqis on American soldiers, Bush stated, "There are some who feel like that conditions are such that they can attack us there. My answer is bring them on. We have the force necessary to deal with the situation."

Bring them on? Bring them on?

When did Bush and his speechwriters decide it was in America’s best interest for him to start discussing foreign policy issues like a pro wrestler would do? A comment like that is usually the prelude to some steroid-infested guys pretending to beat the crap out of each other on a pay-per-view.

It’s not a comment one usually excepts from the leader of the most powerful nation in the history of mankind.

Maybe he just thought a statement like, “These attacks are unfortunate. We will do everything in our power to stop them and protect the men and women risking their lives in Iraq,” would not quite appeal to his target audience. Maybe he just can’t form opinions beyond the bumper sticker mentality.

Most importantly, maybe he just knew how damn easy it is to challenge somebody to a fight when you’re thousands of miles from the battlefield.
Dave Sutor [3:19 AM]