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31 May 2005 @ 05:31 pm
Ladies and Gentlemen, the President of the United States  
President Bush, responding to a question about Amnesty International's allegations of human rights violations at Guantanamo stated that the detainees who made the complaints are "people who hate America, people that have been trained in some instances to disassemble, that means not tell the truth."

No, Mr. President. It does not. It means 'to take apart.'

Honestly. Disassemble.
I feel: aggravatedaggravated
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the_wild_bunny on May 31st, 2005 06:25 pm (UTC)
I think you phrased it perfectly. ^_^
Kel: BoyBlueladyjoust on May 31st, 2005 07:09 pm (UTC)
There are no less than three books of 'Bushisms' out there. What a legacy he shall leave - that and depleted natural resources and a shattered American credibility, that is.

But I digress... :P
The Only Sane Oneravenclawizard on May 31st, 2005 02:48 pm (UTC)
I was listening to it from the other room. When he said that, I could hear the smirk. I soon after changed the channel.
Sarahkachi113 on May 31st, 2005 02:59 pm (UTC)
...What an idiot.
Helensilawenyai on May 31st, 2005 03:13 pm (UTC)
That would be funny if it wasn't so worrying. He of all people ought to know the difference.
Mairearanturas on May 31st, 2005 04:06 pm (UTC)
Words to describe this just escape me -- my brain is trying to make sense of it -- and failing. Sigh
Vampcursevampcurse on May 31st, 2005 04:11 pm (UTC)
...and he's our Leader...He was (surprisingly enough) VOTED into power...I'm afraid. Seriously.
Scoutcretey on May 31st, 2005 04:36 pm (UTC)
Hee. Hee. Hee.

It wouldn't be half so bad if he didn't actually TELL us the definition incorrectly, if he'd just left it at the mis-speaking.
Kelladyjoust on May 31st, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC)
I know!!! That's really what gets me. You could hear the pause after he said 'disassemble.' I can just imagine the faces of the reporters, carefully blank. And our President thought, "Hmmm. They don't understand my high-falutin' language. I'd best spell it out for them."

holding her tonic like a cross: Made by the wonderful eudaimon_shades_ on May 31st, 2005 04:58 pm (UTC)

That is terrifying, that's what that is. Literacy is a wonderful thing, Mr. President
Kelladyjoust on May 31st, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC)
I don't care if it is all artifice (and I do doubt that it is) designed to uphold the 'good ol' boy' image. You are the President, sir. You represent our country. You are on a level with other leaders of this world. At least make a stabe at being articulate.

Oh, and Mr. President? It is NOOK-LEE-UHR. ('cause you can never remind him often enough()
holding her tonic like a cross_shades_ on May 31st, 2005 07:16 pm (UTC)
HA! He just likes saying Dubbya-Em-Dees cause is sounds like his name. Good old George dubbya, filling in the evolutionary chart one step at time. (not to mention making us look so very, very good to the world at large)
Jenthatwasjen on May 31st, 2005 06:14 pm (UTC)
For the life of me, all I could think of was the weasel in Who Framed Roger Rabbit saying "You want we should disresemble the place?"
Kelladyjoust on May 31st, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC)
Bird on a Wing: Trepanningcaragana_leaves on May 31st, 2005 06:23 pm (UTC)
*stares blankly* I agree with your icon.
Kelladyjoust on May 31st, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC)
I've never been happier for that icon, I tell you.
Kerryscreamingdolai on May 31st, 2005 07:42 pm (UTC)
No disassemble. Number 5, alive!

Maybe he was quoting Short Circuit. :-P
Kelladyjoust on May 31st, 2005 07:45 pm (UTC)
Okay, that made me laugh out loud. You know, that really pretty bark/guffaw of amusement?

Jobs, baby, Jobs!picoland on June 1st, 2005 03:33 am (UTC)
I was gonna say that...damn you for sharing a brain cell Ker!!!

Jobs, baby, Jobs!picoland on June 1st, 2005 03:33 am (UTC)
I am standing here beside myself....
Ilena Ayalanetsearcher on May 31st, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC)
I presume he meant "dissemble", which to be fair, he wouldn't have to mangle too much to turn it into "dissassemble".

So I guess instead of a semblance of the facts, there was a dissemblance of the facts. And a disturbance in the force.

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