At least they got the transcript right

I just checked the official transcript of last night’s State of the Union address and it does include the applause given that was not in favor of Bush’s ideas…

Key provisions of the Patriot Act are set to expire next year. (Applause.) The terrorist threat will not expire on that schedule. (Applause.) Our law enforcement needs this vital legislation to protect our citizens. You need to renew the Patriot Act. (Applause.)

Of course, I read the second sentence as people clapping for terrorism not expiring on our schedule but I’m pretty sure that’s not what they meant to clap for.

I also checked to see if I heard him right about “WMMs”. It seems that I did:

Because of American leadership and resolve, the world is changing for the better. Last month, the leader of Libya voluntarily pledged to disclose and dismantle all of his regime’s weapons of mass destruction programs, including a uranium enrichment project for nuclear weapons. Colonel Qadhafi correctly judged that his country would be better off and far more secure without weapons of mass murder. (Applause.)

I guess that my question is now, just exactly what is the difference between a “weapon of mass destruction” and a “weapon of mass murder”? I’d love to hear that one explained..

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