Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Bush To Compare Iraq, World War II

Here's an interesting little tidbit from yesterday's press gaggle with White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan. When asked what President Bush is going to say in his speech today at a San Diego Naval base, McClellan said that the president will use the appearance to draw parallels between World War II and the war in Iraq.

“Now, in the context of the remarks, the President will draw some historical comparisons between the war that we were fighting then and the war that we are fighting -- the global war that we're engaged in now,” said McClellan. “So I think that there will be some comparisons there between the murderous ideology that we were -- that we joined together to defeat back in World War II and the murderous ideology that we're working to defeat today.”

So, Scott, will the president be discussing the part about how we were fighting people who actually attacked us in World War II, versus what's happening now? Will he address the true threat posed by the Axis powers in 1941 and contrast it to what we now know was zero threat from Iraq?

Will Mr. Bush be comparing his father's heroic service as a decorated naval aviator in World War II to the Bush family's reluctance to have anything personally to do with the Iraq war?

I can't wait to hear this piece of spin.