Preznit defends spying program...
...bears crap in the woods, the Sun rises in the East...
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) -- President Bush, told by a critic he should be ashamed of his policies, defended the government's secret eavesdropping program Thursday and said he would not apologize for listening in on the phone and e-mail conversations of Americans talking to people with suspected al Qaeda links.
and Bush wants a mulligan on the Abu Garumpf thing, which he might have thought about BEFOREHAND:
"It gave the enemy a fantastic opportunity to use it for propaganda reasons. ... I wish that can be done over. It was a disgraceful experience."
Oops, who knew when you performed mass arrests and tortured people folks would get all upset and stuff? As we have seen, though, Bush & Co. aren't so much disgraced by the torture itself as the fact that it got revealed. They're doing a much better job of covering up their atrocities these days.
Meanwhile folks just LOVE 'EM some Dear Leader:
Despite a couple tough questions, the president got plenty of easy ones. One woman requested a picture with him and another asked about how young people can get involved to help. One questioner simply told the president people are praying for him and another said he has a friend from Iraq who is grateful that he has made the country safer.
Which country is supposedly safer, I'm not sure. It's sure as hell not Iraq:
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- A car bomb detonated Thursday near the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf, killing 10 people and wounding 39 others, police said.
(And as far as the young folks? Keep 'em away from anyone from the DHS - that'd be a good start.)