Cognitive Dissonance

“Listen, I want to thank all the entertainers who were here today. How about Hilary Duff. She was fantastic. Thank you, Hilary. JoJo — JoJo is here — yeah. Rubin Studdard — you talk about a success story. Ryan Cabrera, I appreciate Ryan being here. How about Three Doors Down? Pretty cool guys, right? Seem cool to me.” — President Bush, 1/18/05

“Five car bomb blasts rocked Baghdad today as suicide bombers hit targets that included the Australian Embassy, the latest attacks in an intensified campaign of violence…. The American military reported that 26 people were killed and at least 21 were wounded.” — New York Times, 1/19/05