Last night, as I was writing one of my earlier posts, I read the President's most recent press conference in its entirety, and I ran across one bit that, for sheer lunacy, rivals his earlier claim that "when I was going to college, I never dreamed that the United States of America could be attacked." Here it is:
"The Middle East looked nice and cozy for awhile. Everything looked fine on the surface, but beneath the surface, there was a lot of resentment, there was a lot of frustration, such that 19 kids got on airplanes and killed 3,000 Americans."
The Middle East looked nice and cozy. Right.
During the years that preceded 9/11, the Second Intifada began, the USS Cole was attacked, most of the countries in the region were brutally repressive, India and Pakistan had their first ground war since both acquired nuclear weapons, and -- well, I could go on, but you get the point.
Nice and cozy, indeed.