Alex Massie

Bushism of the Day

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George W Bush's malapropisms aren't really terribly interesting anymore. (And, to be fair to the President, he's a much better speaker now than he was eight years ago.) Still, this one seems especially unfortunate given that he was speaking to Lt-Gen Ray Odierno, the former commander of the multinational corps in Iraq:

"I appreciate the fact that you really snatched defeat out of the jaws of those who were trying to defeat us,"

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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