Wednesday, August 23, 2006

"There Must Be Consequences"

Responding to Iran's rejection of the conditions for talks established by the UN Security Council, President Bush said yesterday, "There must be consequences if people thumb their nose at the United Nations Security Council, and we will work with people in the Security Council to achieve that objective."

David Adesnik at OxBlog notes that "it really would be heard to come up with a statement more capable of inciting widespread laughter at Turtle Bay."

Unfortunately, there was much more in President Bush's press conference yesterday to leave listeners shaking their heads. Fred Kaplan at Slate notes many of Bush's failures to comprehend the world during the hour he spent with the press, but having read the entire transcript of the press conference, I can state unequivocally that Kaplan's piece merely scratches the surface.

[Via Kevin Drum.]