Our Disgusting Commander-in-Chief
It's hard to believe but 2000 is starting to seem like a long, long time ago. Looking back on the presidential contest of that year, you can't help but notice the irony in so many of the stupid and meaningless campaign slogans George W. Bush (or, to be precise, Karl Rove) came up with:
"I'm a uniter not a divider".
Remember that oldie but goldie? Come to think of it, there was more than a little bit of truth in that statement. What he didn't mention at the time was the fact that he was going to unite the entire planet against us. Way to go, George!
"I'm a reformer with results".
Again, it's difficult to question the accuracy of those words. It is probably just as well that he kept from us the fact that the "results" would be international disgrace and a plundered economy. These hideous bastards have looted our national treasure to such a degree that right now, the government of China is picking up our tab. If (or when) they decide to pull the rug out from under us for political, economic or military reasons, our entire social and economic infrastructure will collapse overnight. Nobody - and I mean nobody - has told you that! In the words of the fabulously awful Sixties British rock band, Freddie and the Dreamers: I'm telling you now.
One could go on and on for pages pointing out ironies galore! And how about that time during the debates when he proclaimed that America's foreign policy should be "humble". Humble, he says! That's not what the people behind the Project For A New American Century had in mind. The fact is, he already had the PNAC boys lined up right behind him. Even before the stolen election of November 2000, the invasion of Iraq was already a foregone conclusion. The scheme had been cooked up early during the second term of Bill Clinton when they presented the plan to him - not in a classified briefing, mind you - but in a published, open letter! How's that for a humble foreign policy? Nothing like letting your rival know years in advance of your "good intentions".
And what has been the result of our "humble" invasion of Iraq? Over twenty six hundred American kids have died in vain. Over one-hundred thousand Iraqi men, women and little children have been needlessly slaughtered. If those facts aren't embarrassing enough for you than please consider this one: That entire region of the planet will be utterly destabilized for decades to come thanks to our "humble" incursion. We won't even have the luxury of consoling ourselves by telling each other that at least we meant well. The ugly, unmentioned truth is this: We didn't mean well. Not at all. It was all about the oil.
One of the enduring myths of history is that all wars have been fought as good against evil. That's a lie. The fact is that, throughout the history of civilization, the overwhelming majority of human conflict can be boiled down to this simple term: Bad Guys vs. Bad Guys. Make no mistake about it, this is one of those times. I realize that playing the part of the "bad guy" is viewed by our culture these days as kind of cool but, to be perfectly honest with you, I'm not very comfortable in that role. Not in the least.
Support our troops? That's a great idea, at least in theory. The only way we can possibly support the men and women who are, at this very moment, doing the obscene bidding of George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney, is by bringing them home. Now.
The First Fool has made it clear, in no uncertain terms, that America will "stay the course" in Iraq. He said at a press briefing on August 21st (his grammar, not mine): "We're not leaving so long as I'm President". Of course we're not. Here's their plan: They know damned well that the day is inevitable - not probable but inevitable - when America retreats in disgrace and utter, humiliating defeat from Iraq. They'll keep the conflict going until after the new (Democratic) administration takes office in January of 2009. When President Feingold (wishful thinking, I know) does the only decent and honorable thing he can do by pulling our children out of this atrocity, the GOP will then accuse the democrats of "cutting and running". As mind-numbingly dumb as Bush is, he knows that the war in Iraq is lost. He could stop this madness tomorrow and bring those kids home, saving untold thousands of lives - but for purely selfish political reasons, he won't stop it.
Do you have any idea what a disgusting piece of shit your president is?
Pray for peace.