Tuesday, February 08, 2005

From "Freeance" to "Furtherance"

October, 2003:

In a speech in Washington in October 2003, President Bush spoke of his long-term aspirations for Iraq following the US invasion of the country earlier last year.

'A peeance, freeance secure Iraq in the midst of the Middle East will have enormous historical impact,' he said without pausing or stalling, even as audience members scratched their heads over what 'peeance and freeance' meant in any country...

February, 2005:

US President George W. Bush invited the two leaders to the White House for "peace furtherance"...

(You actually have to read the whole "furtherance" story. It's quite a compelling little piece of Rovian-style asshattery that received absolute top billing in Google's news feed early this evening. What the hell's happening over there at Google?? Check out the Magic City Morning Star masthead for a good chuckle.)