Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The More Things Change ...

... the more they stay the same. That's what my old Dad used to say, and I don't think it was original with him, either. Anyway, I thought this looked awfully familiar, a couple of days ago when I saw it:
The Northwest Airlines Airbus A330, with nearly 300 people on board, was on its final descent to Detroit at the time.

Mr Obama, speaking at a military base in Hawaii where he has been on holiday with his family, said: "We will not rest until we find all involved and hold them accountable."
Yes, Dear Leader was just channeling (yet again!) the previous Dear Leader:
From a September 5 speech:

BUSH: Bin Laden and his terrorist allies have made their intentions as clear as Lenin and Hitler before them. The question is: Will we listen? Will we pay attention to what these evil men say? America and our coalition partners have made our choice. We're taking the words of the enemy seriously. We're on the offensive, and we will not rest, we will not retreat, and we will not withdraw from the fight, until this threat to civilization has been removed.
A side note, by the way: isn't it time that cliche ("we will not rest until ...") got laughed out of existence? I mean, doesn't it seem like an odd thing to come out of the mouth of dude on vacation in a Pacific island paradise, unless he says it over his shoulder while he's running for the plane back to DC?

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