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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Someone Should Be Babysitting the Speechwriter

"Victory will not look like the ones our fathers and grandfathers achieved. There will be no surrender ceremony on the deck of a battleship."--speech to the nation, January 10, 2007



"Mission Accomplished" photo May 1, 2003, aboardship USS Abraham Lincoln.

5 comments:

  1. Brilliant.

    And the speechwriter could have solved the problem so easily by just using the plural form: "There will be no more surrender ceremonies on the deck of a battleship." On the other hand, the speechwriter might have just been trying to stay in character with the speech giver. :-)

    P.S. I just checked your little counter: 739 more days...

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  2. Love it! Thanks so much! It's a smile on one hand and a deep sad sigh on the other.

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  3. ...he makes me want to vomit.

    ...on him.

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  4. Wait, wait. Do you see the irony? The speechwriter was correct. Of course there was no surrender ceremony on that ship. Since he: 1. can't find the REAL enemy and 2. the war isn't actually over (a few americans are dying everyday I heard). Sneaky.

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  5. ladies--sigh. you know I just *couldn't* resist the irony, right? as soon as it came out of his mouth, my husband and I looked at each other and started hollering MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!! HOW DID THEY LET THAT LINE SLIP!?
    how could they even dare say the phrase "deck of a battleship" and "victory" and "ceremony" near each other in context? I hit the blog immediately. But the rest of the speech gave me the same feeling as j. and danielle indicated: deep sadness coupled with debilitating nausea. He is so incredibly delusional and wrongheaded. And now we know the answer to the question "How many more have to die?" At least 21500.

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