Thursday, December 28, 2006

President Bush signals he is ready to seek new strategies in Iraq....and other reasons to be weary at Year's end....

In a rare showing of initiative and true courage, the President announced "No longer should you do as I say and not as I do. From this point forward you should do as I do, and not as I say!" He then encouraged all the great young men and women of this country to avoid actually serving in military combat, just as he, and Cheney and Rumsfeld (not to mention Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly and so, so many other neo-conservatives) cowardly did in Vietnam. "If only I had thought of this sooner, we would not have soldiers dying in Iraq. What a brilliant startegist, I would be hailed." Bush remarked. When asked if this might actually cause there to be more parallels made between Iraq and Vietnam, he said: "I don't think so. In Vietnam there was an actual communist threat, where in Iraq, it seems to have all been in the imaginations of Rumsfeld, Cheney and myself." Clearly, if these quotes should turn out to be accurate, we would be entering a new enlightened era as the W. Bush administration winds down, to its inevitable place in the history books of having been a disaster, culminating in such bon mots as enabling and encouraging the struggling little nation of Iran to self actualize and become a world wide threat to peace everywhere, as well as the very future of Israel. And let us not forget the cozy and balmy winters it helped bring about by avoiding such annoying contrivances as the Kyoto Protocols. W. clearly will be remembered fondly by the Pharmaceutical industry for that lovely present: Medicare Part D--while tying the hands of government cost-cutters by forbidding drug price negotiations. A nice economic incentive that will ensure healthy Christmas bonuses for some Drug executives, as well as your childrens, childrens, children paying interest on the deficit created during this glorious hey-day for Texas Yahoos everywhere. W. will also be remembered fondly by all die hard 70's conservatives as the President that wiretapped the people but this time got away with it. And those Iraqis that survived being imprisoned by American forces will fondly recall how they were the lucky ones to get to be tortured under the most immoral administration the U.S. has seen. Of course, we won't be hearing any opinions from all the prisoners we are holding around the world without due process, because they are in solitary and have no clue what we are talking about. Imagine if W's daughters were held indefinately in solitary for using fake i.d.'s, maybe his stance would change? Maybe not. Those girls seem like a lot of trouble, and if he has the gumption to get tough with unarmed civilians whose only crime was choosing to be Muslim and alive after 9/11, he might have the wherewithall to toss the little princesses to the wolves. Who knows? More importantly, who cares? The important thing is to get the impeachment started so the war crimes tribunals can be set up and everything wrapped up before the next Presidential election. That's democracy in action!

3 comments:

Bruce said...

You state that the Iraq threat was merely in the imaginations of the current administration.
Thus you must watch this video clip...it will remind you that the Dems [and nearly everyone on the planet] thought he was a threat:
http://hotair.com/archives/2006/11/15/video-when-believing-saddam-had-wmds-was-cool/
NOTE: i can't seem to get the link above to appear as a clickable address...thus you'll have to cut an paste it in your browser.

Bruce said...

Also, please recall that the American policy of "regime change" for Iraq was initiated by Democratic President Clinton.

Larry said...

Thinking one is a threat, authorizing force when all other options have been exhausted, and waging war and invasion when there were still options left, are all different animals. Also, let us remember that it was lies the administration told, such as having someone reputable, Colin Powell, lie about the supposed parts for uranium enrichment centrifuges, coupled with the lies created by the administration about African uranium connections, that helped create the atmosphere that is now used to show the Dems went along. It is true, if lied to by the right people, almost anyone can be convinced of something. I'll give the administration that, nobody lies about life and death issues, like they do. (Other people's lives and deaths of course. Not them, or their families, as we have seen from their cowardly days avoiding combat in Vietnam, to their lack of encouraging their ID faking daughters to enlist. Regime change and invasion are also two different animals. Clinton, and previous administrations, attempted to foment dissent and fund alternate scenarios from within. "Wise men fear to tread where fools rush in"(when you look that quote up in Britannica now, you get pictures of Bush and Cheney smiling, Cheney in hunting gear, having just bagged himself an old lawyer).