Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Scott McClellan Needs a Vocabulary Lesson

Today's online New York Times contains several articles on the tombstone milestone of the 1,000th US death in Iraq. One includes this quote:

Kerry: Iraq Death Tally a Tragic Milestone
Published: September 7, 2004
Filed at 5:53 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry said Tuesday, as U.S. military deaths in Iraq passed 1,000, that it was a ``tragic milestone'' and the nation should honor its troops' sacrifice by continuing to ``fight for what they fought for'' and making right decisions in Iraq. [...]

Bush's spokesman, Scott McClellan, tied the Iraq deaths to losses in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

``We remember and honor and mourn those who made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan. We also remember those who lost their lives on Sept. 11,'' McClellan said, noting that Bush has met with hundreds of relatives of fallen soldiers.

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non sequitur

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nan seh kwih tEr

Definition 1. something such as a remark or a conclusion that does not logically follow from the premise, evidence, or preceding statement.

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New campaign idea: let's help the Republican presidential campaign by taking up a collection for several copies of Hooked on Phonics! Maybe we could get a quantity discount, getting one each for Bush, McClellan, Rove, and Rumsfeld. After they learn what "non sequitur" means, then maybe they will be able to understand that the war in Iraq has nothing to do with September 11, 2001.