Reality Check

I could’ve sworn that when I heard the Bush press conference Thursday morning, the President referred to “the United States and America” as two nations with a friendship one wouldn’t have predicted, since sixty years ago they were at war. But I haven’t heard or seen any follow-up to that, so maybe my ears deceived me.

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  1. I heard that as well, so your ears weren’t deceiving you. I think he was so rattled by the Supreme Court decision that he was more tongue tied than normal.

  2. Your ears work fine: here’s the Post transcript…sic!

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/29/AR2006062901165.html?nav=rss_politics/administration

    [Ed.: Caelius helpfully points to a transcript, the relevant portion of which reads:

    “I reminded the American people, Mr. Prime Minister, over the past months that it was not always a given that the United States and America (sic) would have a close relationship. After all, 60 years we were at war — 60 years ago we were at war.”

    President Bush did not, however, say “sic.”]

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