Bread&Butter Diplomacy

I saw a short clip of Bill Clinton on The Today Show this morning.

Remember when we had a real President? I looked on the NBC site, and I couldn’t find the exact video, so I’m paraphrasing here, but this is pretty accurate. He was talking about the current conflict on the Israel-Lebanon border:

I am not one of those who thinks we should not be engaged in the Middle East because “they can’t make a deal” and we don’t want to be associated with failure. I just don’t define it that way. As far as I’m concerned, the more involved we are there, the fewer people die.

Imagine that. Despite the crippling and humiliating efforts of the Republican Party which probably doomed Clinton’s efforts as President to bring about an agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, he is still more interested in diplomacy and saving lives than in looking good (even if he does wear the red-and-white checkered cowboy shirt better than President Howdy Doody).

In the mean time, here is how our current simpleminded forceful and direct president assesses the situation, speaking through a mouthful of buttered roll:

See, the irony is that what they need to do is get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this shit and it’s over.

As if I needed more evidence that the world has gone upside down.

UPDATE: Sky News has the Bush video here.

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7 Replies to “Bread&Butter Diplomacy”

  1. Lordy, lordy be.

    ….And let’s not forget how unfortunate it was for our Republic when Clinton got a *haircut* on Air Force One…

    Geewilacres.

    …is that how you spell that?

    🙂

  2. Oh. My. God.

    I just watched the video.

    *Enough!!* with this guy already.

    Yep. All we gotta do is make bad people stop doing bad things. ….He says with his mouth full of food.

    That’s it! Why didn’t anyone think of that before?

    Enough!

  3. Everybody, especially Ron – I’m not offended by the word “shit.” I’m offended by the fact that the President is repeatedly too dumb to notice if there’s a microphone around when he’s talkin’ trash.

  4. I’m offended by the sheer brilliance of the meaning of what he said — shit or no shit.

    And compared to what Clinton said, it makes our Dear Leader even more offensive.

    AND! ON TOP OF IT ALL! He had a mouth full of food!

    Icky.

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