Thursday, June 15, 2006

Bush Calls For "Patience" From Americans Over Iraq War

Too bad that Lyndon Johnson is dead and cannot explain to George W. Bush the regretful remorse that accompanied him for the rest of his life over his misguided Vietnam War policy.

Today, the official U.S. military death toll passed 2500 in Iraq. That may be peanuts compared to Vietnam, but it is important nonetheless. And this doesn't begin to address those who have been maimed for life.

Any natural doubts that the current president may have were not on display yesterday as he once again justified staying the course in our ill-fated endeavor in the country which we have ruined.

The president spoke with obvious relish about sitting in the cockpit of Air Force One as he flew into Baghdad. "It was unbelievable -- unbelievable feeling," he said.

Gosh, with the corkscrew approach to avoid AA, he probably hasn't had such fun since landing in a S-3B on the deck of the Abraham Lincoln back in May 2003.

He even tried to suggest (inaccurately) that easily measurable indicators such as oil exports and availability of electricity were up to the standards they were under Saddam.

A little known fact about his lightning trip to Baghdad Tuesday was that, while there, he put pressure on the new Iraqi government to lease their oil fields on a favorable basis to administration friends in Big Oil. This was probably the real reason for his trip, not to try to salvage his sinking approval ratings.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's right. Shilling for Big Oil is his real job. Playing dress-up is a side "perk." And, um, upholding the Constitution? That doesn't impact his job evaluation... Bush knows who his masters are -- and they ain't the American people....

Dena

6/15/2006 4:12 PM  
Blogger Effwit said...

Dena:

You know that.

And I know that.

But too many people in the U.S. do not have the presence of mind to understand American-style fascism.

And that it's figurehead is G. W. Bush.

6/15/2006 4:59 PM  
Blogger CSC5502D said...

The real problem is that whiny liberals like to throw "fascism" around all the time, while not having a clue what it means.

BTW, where's the proof of your "little known fact?"

You people have been harping on the "it's all for oil" crap for almost four years, so WHERE is all the oil we went there for?

Thought so.

6/15/2006 8:28 PM  
Blogger Effwit said...

CSC5502D:

Dickface, fascism is where the corporations run the government, just like in the U.S.

Does this upset the shroud of illusions about this country that you have wrapped yourself in?

Where is the proof that Bush has been democratically elected?

It was all for restricting the flow of oil from Iraq to drive up the prices for the administration's buddies in Big Oil. "Arbusto" Bush, "Conoco" Condoleeza Rice, "Halliburton" Cheney, et al.

Back off, wingnut. You are wound waaay too tight.

6/15/2006 8:45 PM  

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