Remember when Bush declared himself a "war President"? And told us how he made all of his decisions with war on his mind? Apparently that's not working so well, what with the people turning against the war, and now the 900th American military death since the war began. So now he says he wants to be a "peace President"... apparently he now makes all his decisions with peace on his mind. Even Reuters can't tell the story of this one without making him look foolish. Here's their first sentence:
After launching two wars, President Bush said on Tuesday he wanted to be a "peace president" and took swipes at his Democratic rivals for being lawyers and weak on defense.Until I read this, I honestly hadn't even noticed the lack of that word anywhere in the President's rhetoric - "peace." His justifications have revolved only around language of justice, liberation, Democracy, evildoers...a language of righteousness. Now, he wants to try a rhetoric of peace. To me its awkwardness on his tongue shines through pretty clearly, a noticable conscious addition. We'll see how far it flies.