Bush is off to Europe. Renee Montagne asks Don Gonyea, "and Don does there seem to be any nostalgia as the President - you know he's got seven months before he leaves office - as the President makes this final go round of these European capitals?"
Nostalgia?! Is she out of her mind? Let's see would that be nostalgia for the good old days of 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, or March of 2008? Even Don Gonyea had to hem and haw:
"Eeaaaaaaahhh....I, I, I don't know that nostalgia is really what we're seeing here...perhaps just the tiniest tinge of it...I mean he's never been popular in Europe, at least not in Western Europe..."Now there's a polite understatement. But, don't be misled. Gonyea wasn't about to let such foolishness get in the way of his staying on the war message du jour:
"...he [Bush] wants them to take the threat posed by Iran and its potential to become a nuclear power very seriously."Notice how Gonyea simply asserts that Iran is a threat. He doesn't say the "alleged" or "claimed" threat. He just owns it as fact, when it is anything but... And it's not just a few people who recognize that Iran is not the real threat to peace.