Monday, August 29, 2005

Well, That's Clear

I never got around to posting this enlightening exchange between a reporter and Bush when it was current, but now that we know John Roberts is stickler for precision with the English language....

"Does the administration's goal — I'll ask you about the Iraqi constitution. You said you're confident that it will honor the rights of women."

"Yes."

"If it's rooted in Islam, as it seems it will be — is there still the possibility of honoring the rights of women?"

"I've talked to Condi, and there is not — as I understand it, the way the constitution is written is that women have got rights, inherent rights recognized in the constitution, and that the constitution talks about, you know, not 'the religion,' but 'a religion.' Twenty-five percent of the assembly is going to be women, which is a — is embedded in the constitution. OK. It's been a pleasure."

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