PRESIDENT BUSH: We have a serious ongoing investigation here. (Laughter.) And it's being played out in the press. And I think it's best that people wait until the investigation is complete before you jump to conclusions. And I will do so, as well. I don't know all the facts. I want to know all the facts. The best place for the facts to be done is by somebody who's spending time investigating it. I would like this to end as quickly as possible so we know the facts, and if someone committed a crime, they will no longer work in my administration.Just another mindless ungrammatical nonsensical Bushism? Or in the Bush/Cheney White House are "facts" understood to be mere arbitrary constructs to be created and manipulated to fit the changing needs of an omnipotent spin machine?
Compare the similar treatment of "facts" in the Downing Street Memo of 23 July 2002 (with emphasis added):
Thanks to Shakespeare's Sister for pointing out the presidential grammatical "misstep" in yesterday's short meeting with the press.
Military action was now seen as inevitable. Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy. The NSC had no patience with the UN route, and no enthusiasm for publishing material on the Iraqi regime's record. There was little discussion in Washington of the aftermath after military action.