What Ever Happened to Reading Comprehension?

The moonbats are going wild over Rumsfeld’s mistatement about Flight 93 being shot down over Pennsylvania. They are saying the Rumsfeld admitted the U.S government shot the plane down.

It is quite clear the moobats never took reading comprehension in the third grade. Even with the misstatement, there is no way a rational person could read it that way. Here is the quote:

And I think all of us have a sense if we imagine the kind of world we would face if the people who bombed the mess hall in Mosul, or the people who did the bombing in Spain, or the people who attacked the United States in New York, [or the people who -ed] shot down the plane over Pennsylvania and attacked the Pentagon, the people who cut off peoples’ heads on television to intimidate, to frighten — indeed the word “terrorized” is just that. Its purpose is to terrorize, to alter behavior, to make people be something other than that which they want to be.

[bracketed words inserted]

Anyone who can read should have no trouble understanding he was referring to the terrorists, not the Air Force!

His mistatement was that they (the terrorsits) did not shoot the plane down of course, they hijacked it and crashed it… Really quite irrelevant distinction to someone at the Sec of Def level. His job is to make sure we break them up so they don’t do it again.

But certainly anyone who passed the third grade should be able to read the context and realize he was talking about the terrorists, and not the United States Air Force. — Of course considering the source(s) and it really should come as no surprise…

If our schools spent more time teaching Reading Comprehension and less time on ‘sex ed’ and ‘cultural diversity’ maybe, just maybe, people would learn to read.

BTW Kev blogged this below but did not have the quote so had a different take.

UPDATE: Jay adds something very important in the comments… IF the transcript was transcribed wrong or if Rumsfeld meant to say “brought down” it makes perfect sense. Any links to the video?

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