Crappy Anniversary, Everyone!
My goodness! Can it be four years? Why, it can be and it is - four years! My, how time flies when you're having fun! Ah, the bittersweet memories, my friends! Now let me think....what was it they told us again??? Oh yes! I remember now!
"It's a slam-dunk"!
"We'll be greeted as liberators."
"We'll be in and out of there is six months."
"It will be a cake walk."
"9/11 changed everything."
"Iraq is central to the war in terror."
"We'll be greeted with flowers and candies."
"We could do it with one-hundred and fifty thousand troops."
"Saddam Hussein had connections to Osama bin Laden."
"This war is about ridding Saddam of weapons of mass destruction."
"This war is about bringing freedom and democracy to the Iraqi people."
"This war is about defeating al Queda."
"BRING 'EM ON"!
"This is a major turning point."
"That is a major turning point."
"The insurgency is in its final throes."
"We've turned a corner."
"When they stand up, we'll stand down."
"Absolutely we're winning."
"Freedom in Iraq is on the march."
And let us not forget the First Fool's famous sixteen words:
"The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa."
I think I'm going to be sick.
Four years after the stupidest foreign policy blunder in American history, possibly over half a million Iraqi men, women and little children have been slaughtered for nothing - that's not to mention over thirty-two hundred American kids whose lives have been "wasted" - a term that Senators Obama and McCain have recently gotten chastised in the media for using but (let's be honest, people) if the shoe fits....
Once again (like his disastrous venture into the oil business in the 1980s) poor Dubya has tried and utterly failed to one-up his father. The first Gulf War of 1990 looked so easy! Poppy's people went in there and BAM! - before you knew it they were having a ticker tape parade down Broadway for the returning troops!
"If Daddy kin do it, Ah kin do it!"
Once again, poor little George has come face to face with his own inadequacies in the psychological battle of wills with his father. But this time, he's dragged all of his once-great nation and a large part of the world down with him.
The following is the text of a message I sent this morning to George W. Bush at the White House in Washington DC (a photostat of the actual letter may be viewed at the top of this page):
18 Craigville Rd.
Goshen, NY 10924
Dear President Bush,
Today on MSNBC, they re-broadcast the footage from May 1, 2003 of you on the deck of the aircraft carrier, Abraham Lincoln. I saw the Mission Accomplished banner. I saw you in that silly flight suit. I saw you with that disgusting smirk on your face as you declared, "Major combat operations in Iraq are over." Question: Sir, with the benefit of 20/20 historical hindsight, do you even have a clue as to how fucking stupid you look?
Love and peace,
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It's a lot of fun!
All we are saying is give peace a chance!
Give the twins a squeeze for me - they rock!