Monday, August 31, 2009

Robert Gibbs gaffes and uses forbidden "War on Terror" term (video)

At today's White House press conference, Spokesman Robert Gibbs slipped up and used the forbidden term "war on terror." The White House declared the "war on terror" was over on August 6, 2009.

The "war on terror" gaffe is at the 15:30 mark of the C-SPAN video.



From the White House Briefing Room:
MR. GIBBS: Well, and not all those additional troops are there. The assessment that is coming back is part of what a new commander does when they go to a region when they're newly assigned, as the President has General McChrystal to this region.

But understand, Chip, we are not -- the President, whether it's the economy, health care, or anything, isn't going to -- we're not going to make -- we're not going to see the entire thing turn around in a few months, after years and years of neglect. You can't under-resource the most important part of our war on terror, you can't under-resource that for five or six or seven years -- whether it's under-resourced with troops, whether it's under-resourced with civilian manpower, whether it's under-resourced with economic development funding -- and hope to snap your fingers and have that turn around in just a few months.

4 comments:

moeursalen said...

That's precious. Obama will spank him. Rahm Emmanual will spank him, too. And Cass Sunstein, and...

moeursalen said...

That's precious. Obama will spank him. Rahm Emmanual will spank him, too. And Cass Sunstein, and...

Bluegrass Pundit said...

moeursalen said...

"That's precious. Obama will spank him. Rahm Emmanual will spank him, too"

Will there be a video? :D

Teresa said...

I think moeursalen is right. Gibbs will get a spanking. In his sadistic head, he might actually like it.