The Great Debate: Bush vs. Bush

It?s common knowledge that politicians often say things on the
campaign trail that in no way reflect what they will say and do
once they are elected. But never has the contradictions been so
pointed as what was detailed in the ?Bush vs. Bush? video on a
recent episode of Comedy Central?s hit The Daily Show with
Jon Stewart. The show?s crack investigative team compiled network
TV footage of pre-election and post-election Bush speeches in order
to stage a side-by-side debate between the then-Texas governor and
the president. The result would be hilarious if it weren?t so
frightening. When Stewart asks about rebuilding Iraq, President
Bush responded, ?We will tear down the apparatus of terror and help
to build a new Iraq that?s prosperous and free.? Governor Bush,
however, disagreed: ?I don?t think our troops are to be used for
what?s called nation building.? In the days after the video first
aired, the weblogs were abuzz, passing the link around with
abandon. See the link below to check out the discussion on the
group blog MetaFilter.
?Nick Garafola

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