Friday, October 08, 2004

Fun With Quoting Paul Bremer

As of late, quoting little tidbits of former Coalition Provisional Authority Administrator Paul Bremer has been popular sport for the Kedwards campaign and the MSM. However, I'll be curious to see how much of his
New York Times op/ed piece out today will be quoted.

The main gist below:

"The press has been curiously reluctant to report my constant public support for the president's strategy in Iraq and his policies to fight terrorism. I have been involved in the war on terrorism for two decades, and in my view no world leader has better understood the stakes in this global war than President Bush."


"The president was right when he concluded that Saddam Hussein was a menace who needed to be removed from power. He understands that our enemies are not confined to Al Qaeda, and certainly not just to Osama bin Laden, who is probably trapped in his hide-out in Afghanistan. As the bipartisan 9/11 commission reported, there were contacts between Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein's regime going back a decade. We will win the war against global terror only by staying on the offensive and confronting terrorists and state sponsors of terror - wherever they are. Right now, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a Qaeda ally, is a dangerous threat. He is in Iraq."

Uh-huh, and:

"Mr. Kerry is free to quote my comments about Iraq. But for the sake of honesty he should also point out that I have repeatedly said, including in all my speeches in recent weeks, that President Bush made a correct and courageous decision to liberate Iraq from Saddam Hussein's brutality, and that the president is correct to see the war in Iraq as a central front in the war on terrorism."


Now call me a cynic but I highly doubt that we'll be seeing much of the above in newspapers and on broadcasts! I think Mr. Bremer's usefulness to the MSM has been exhausted.