A drinking game about the President’s al Qaeda obsessions

June 29, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More

Chris Kelly writes about that “thing” on the President’s mind during today’s 45 minute trip to Rhode Island.

Bush dropped in, to see what condition his condition was in, and to address the Naval War College. For the audience members playing the drinking game, the 9/11 references were:

1) “This is an ideological conflict we face against murderers and killers who try to impose their will. These are the people who attacked us on September 11th and killed nearly 3,000 people.”

2)”Remember, when I mention al Qaeda, they’re the ones who attacked the United States of America and killed nearly 3,000 on September the 11th, 2001.”

3) “Al Qaeda is responsible for most sensational killings in Iraq. They’re responsible for the sensational killing on U.S. soil, and they’re responsible for the killings in Iraq.”*

(*An allusion, not a direct reference. Take half a drink.)

4) “And what makes the war even more significant is that what happens overseas matters to the security of the United States of America, as we learned on September 11th, when killers were able to use a failed state to plot the deadly attack.”


5) “September the 11th, we saw how a failed state, like I’d just told you, can affect the security at home.”


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Erich Vieth says:

    Marty Kaplan has this to say about the President's comments in Rhode Island:

    I was wondering why swing Justice Anthony Kennedy abandoned the Supreme Court's right wing and blocked the execution of a delusional Texas killer yesterday, but then I saw the accounts of President Bush's Iraq speech at the Naval War College on the same day, and it suddenly became clear: SCOTUS is handing POTUS a lifeline in case he's impeached.

    In his speech, Bush referred to Al-Qaida 27 times, saying "it is the main enemy for Shia, Sunni and Kurds alike. Al-Qaida's responsible for the most sensational killings in Iraq."


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