Bush's Fish Stories

When it comes to national security, America is tired of fish stories from the white House. But when politics get a little tough for the White house, fish stories is what we seem to get from our President.

The President's latest fish story was about 'the big one' he caught while protecting the great city of Los Angeles from terrorism.

This is what a White House fish story sounds like as recently told by the President:

Since September the 11th, the United States and our coalition partners have disrupted a number of serious al Qaeda terrorist plots -- including plots to attack targets inside the United States. Let me give you an example. In the weeks after September the 11th, while Americans were still recovering from an unprecedented strike on our homeland, al Qaeda was already busy planning its next attack...a plan to have terrorist operatives hijack an airplane using shoe bombs to breach the cockpit door, and fly the plane into the tallest building on the West Coast. We believe the intended target was Liberty [sic] Tower in Los Angeles, California.
Actually, here is no "Liberty Tower" in Los Angeles. There is a "Library" Tower (aka, U.S. Bank Tower), however, which is a great big building made famous for being blown up by a super big alien laser gun in the movie Independence Day. So, apparently, this so-called "disrupted" plot is such a huge and serious accomplishment that President Bush has trouble remembering the name of the building that he supposedly prevented from being destroyed by terrorists.

The Amazing thing about President Bush is that he always gives away when he is reading from a new script. The President is very good at staying on message once he has memorized and really believes the fish story his handlers have made up for him, but when the fish story is new, he always trips over the important details. The fact that the President called the "Library Tower" the "Liberty Tower" was a dead giveaway that this was a fish story.

But it got much worse than just a wrong name for a building. As the President continued to tell his fish story about the "serious" Los Angeles plot, it started to sound pretty, well...(ehem) fishy:

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