Skip to comments.A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 10-5-07
Posted on 10/05/2007 5:28:49 PM PDT by silent_jonny
President Bush met with his economic team today in the Oval Office. August 2007 marked the 49th consecutive month of job growth since 2003. And that's the longest uninterrupted job growth on record for our country. (Transcript)
The president also took this opportunity to speak about terrorism and to defend US interrogation policy since some people, like Senator Jay Rockefeller (Democrat-W.Va.) and the good folks at the New York Times, apparently have nothing better to do than worry about terrorists rights. (Source)
By the way, according to a recent FOX News poll, 1 in 5 Democrats thinks the world will be better off if America loses the war in Iraq. Not that we question their patriotism or anything.
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates arrived in Peru today and met with leaders and military officials.
And the new Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen and General David Petraeus met with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Iraq.
Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
Quote of the Day:
President Bush: I want to say something else. There's been a lot of talk in the newspapers and on TV about a program that I put in motion to detain and question terrorists and extremists. I have put this program in place for a reason, and that is to better protect the American people. And when we find somebody who may have information regarding an -- a potential attack on America, you bet we're going to detain them, and you bet we're going to question them -- because the American people expect us to find out information -- actionable intelligence so we can help protect them. That's our job.
Photo of the Day:
President Bush makes a statement on the economy and interrogation policy, Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, in the Oval Office in the White House in Washington.
Good evening, silent_jonny. Thanks for posting the thread.
President Bush: I know that people are concerned whether or not they're going to have enough money to meet their needs. And so my call to the United States Congress is, keep taxes low. If you want this economy continue to grow, and if you want to reinforce the fact that we've got -- entrepreneurship is strong and people are working, don't raise taxes.
Evening, Kas :)
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how are you this evening?
President Bush: [T]here are highly trained professionals questioning these extremists and terrorists. In other words, we got professionals who are trained in this kind of work to get information that will protect the American people. And by the way, we have gotten information from these high-value detainees that have helped protect you.
And finally, the techniques that we use have been fully disclosed to appropriate members of the United States Congress [Democrats]. The American people expect their government to take action to protect them from further attack. And that's exactly what this government is doing, and that's exactly what we'll continue to do.
Thank you very much.
From todays press briefing
Q Dana, why did the President feel the need today to weigh in on the subject of the CIA interrogation program in what was ostensibly to be a statement on the economy? Did he feel that the disclosures about the harsh treatment of detainees were somehow casting the administration in a bad light?
Dana Perino: I think the President today wanted to make sure that, given that there is so much interest, going on two days, that he had an opportunity when he -- when he saw members of the press, that he take that opportunity to remind everybody of -- we are in a war.
One of the things he's really concerned about is that every day that we get farther away from 9/11, that people will start forgetting the threats that we're under, and al Qaeda is very serious, they're very patient. And the best source of information about how they're trying to harm us is from the terrorists themselves. And that's why we created the interrogation program, and it has saved lives.
The excerpt below was almost the Quote of the Day--Go Dana!
Q .You said there's no shift in policy --
Dana Perino: Well, what would make it better, what would make it better, that we should tell everybody exactly what we have?
Q Not everybody -- not everybody.
Dana Perino: You want to know the techniques that we use so we can tell al Qaeda exactly what we're going to do? That's absurd.
Thanks, Kaslin - how are you this evening?
Defense Secretary Robert Gates is accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Peru Michael McKinley as he attends a ceremony at the armed forces headquarters in Lima October 5, 2007.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates shakes hands with Peruvian military personnel as Peruvian Defense minister Allan Wagner (C) looks on during a ceremony at the armed forces headquarters in Lima October 5, 2007.
You’re welcome. I can’t complain.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki receives a gift from Navy Admiral Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Baghdad October 5, 2007.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen meets with Iraqi Defense Minister Abdul Qader in Baghdad, Iraq, Oct. 5, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
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