Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Repetitive Repetition Is Repetitious

President Bush gave a speech yesterday on his favorite topic: how we're all going to die in a terrorist attack soon. In a desperate, flailing attempt to link bin Laden with the insurgency in Iraq, Bush said the words "al Qaeda" 95 times in a 29-minute speech. If you don't want to do the math, that means he said it just over three times a minute. THAT means he said it once every 20 seconds.

It's an effective techique. I now totally believe bin Laden has an apartment in Baghdad and has planned every single car bomb on his laptop. Sure, every terrorism expert in the country disagrees with Bush's claims and said he's either misinterpreting the data or outright lying - or, knowing him, both - but they probably didn't hear that last al Qaeda mention.

It's the 95th one that sealed the deal for me.

I just hate when he talks like we're dumb too.

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