"One freedom that defines our way of life is the freedom to choose our leaders at the ballot box. We saw that freedom earlier this week, when millions of Americans went to the polls to cast their votes for a new Congress. Whatever your opinion of the outcome, all Americans can take pride in the example our democracy sets for the world by holding elections even in a time of war."From the comments at Daou Report:
That was really a scary comment. Did they actually think of canceling the election because of Iraq?Did they seriously consider cancelling these elections, or is that the back-up plan for 2008?
Why would he say such an inflammatory thing if the thought never crossed his mind?
As the following quotes indicate, this is all just part and parcel of Bush's selfish bully mindset:
A dictatorship would be a lot easier... So long as I'm the dictator. (1998)Bush is an elite who rules for the elites. You wonder how he can be so shameless: it's because he just doesn't care about ordinary folk in New Orleans, about dead Iraqis and wounded soldiers and grieving families.
There ought to be limits to freedom. (1999)
If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier... [Bush chuckles, audience laughs] ...just so long as I'm the dictator [more laughter]. (2000)
A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it. (2001)
He doesn't care about the rule of law, the US Constitution is just a damned piece of paper that keeps getting in his way, and elections are no better (unless you can win them, or steal them).