His thinking is fuzzy. He is our president. Watching him answer questions is painful.
He spent 15+ minutes of giving us his opinion and resolve on Iraq — we have basically seen it before.
In answering questions he relied heavily on evasion and straw men when he wasn’t drawing a blank. That’s how it struck me. Few if any straight answers.
Example: He tells us Osama is the one responsible for 9/11, not he. Nice straw man - no one is suggesting Bush is the one behind the 9/11 attacks. Of course, the ones directly responsible are dead, but few Americans dispute Osama’s role as head of al Qaeda.
If his thinking on his feet were any more fuzzy, it would be angora.
When asked about why Bush and Cheney insist on using the buddy system in their “help” for the 9/11commission, he pretended to misunderstand the question… even after it was clarified. He ignored the real question (Why are you appearing together).
He cast our role in Iraq as a mission from god. I guess that plays to the base.
It is a good thing he took up so much time with the speech portion, because it was painful to watch him with the questions. I disagree with Bush, but I don’t want to hear him struggling for an answer to pop into his head. It really did embarrass me. This is the guy our system put in control. We unleashed Bush on the world. He doesn’t have the introspection to answer simple questions about when he might have made a mistake — the kind of question you might get in any job interview.
We don’t get to ask the president questions ourselves. The press, whether we like them or not, get to ask questions for us. He should be able to give answers. These were not unanticipated questions. Why so much evasion?