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05 September 2007

Fool Me Once?

I find it disturbing that the Bush administration seems to be trotting out the same old pig with a different shade of lipstick.

Lessee:
2002-6, Bush sez:
We have to attack Iraq because Saddam has weapons of mass destruction.

Well, not really, but he's developing them--look! Over there! Yellowcake!

Okay, so that turned out to be a lie too, but you just know he's helping Al-Qaeda, so it's kind of like he hit us first.

What? He's on the Al-Q kill list too? Well, we're bringing democracy and stability to a corrupt dictatorship. We're gonna make life better for all Iraqis. Whether they want us to or not.

Oh, and it'll coinciedentally enrich a whole crop of war profiteers and contract murderers, and lead our nation to a point where we can stand proudly beside China, Libya, and Cuba on human rights and war crimes issues.

Oh, and some people will be killed. But only a few ... hundred ... thousand. And some American soldiers.

But you have to make sacrifices in wartime ... I mean, not anyone in this Administration personally, but you have to make them. By the way, have you done your bit for the war effort by shopping at Wal-Mart this week?

2007, Bush sez:
Look--over there! It's that Iran guy whose name I can't pronounce--and he's got nukyular weapons!

Well ... not yet, but he's working on them ... I'm sure we'll be able to show you a memo saying he's buying yellowcake uranium from Sudan by November. You know he's working with Al-Qaeda, dontcha?

Hey! Hey! ... come back!

Wolf, I cried! WOLF, dammit!

8 Comments:

At 6:58 a.m., Anonymous G Eagle Esq said...

Yes, mmm .... but (however you pronounce his name) he is working on acquit=ring Nuclear Weapons ....

 
At 6:59 a.m., Anonymous G Eagle Esq said...

err.... acquiring .....

 
At 10:09 a.m., Blogger Metro said...

No question. He's also a blazing loony.

But if we're going to regard unlicensed nuclear weaponry as the criteria for a unilateral airstrike, the first target should be North Korea, surely?
Pakistan?
India?
Israel?

In any case, the political situation in the Middle East is such that for Bush to go rattling his rusty sabre at Iran suggests that a) he has not learned the lessons of even the tiny slice of history he has been part of, or b) that he really is working to bring about the second coming by personally launching Armaggedon.

The situation calls for sublety, diplomacy, and indirect pressure. None of which have been the hallmarks of this cowboy president.

In fact, in this context he's not so much a cowboy as a rodeo clown.

 
At 5:04 p.m., Blogger mur said...

I see he's in my old home town with deputy dawg Howard.
There is one saving grace of the American system of government, the prez has a finite time in office. Unfortunatly for Australians, they have to put up their PM indefinitly(unless he's voted out, or falls over and can't get up).

How did your competition go?

 
At 6:09 p.m., Blogger Metro said...

The 3-Day Novel Contest?

Oh, it'll be about three months before they get round to finalizing the judging.

There's a fairly small pool of readers, and they're all volunteers. I think they probably filter out a lot of dross on fairly prejudiced grounds, i.e. ... "Page 2 ... boring, next book" but they get hundreds of entries and everything theoretically gets read.

So it's in the post, and the lap of the gods. I only hope the gods appreciate good literature, or at least mine.

 
At 3:30 a.m., Anonymous azahar said...

In case you've never seen this one, it sums things up rather well ...

No Caption Necessary

 
At 2:53 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Azahar, thanks for the "No caption".
It has been a while since I've passed warm coffee through my nostrils. I'll know to swallow before clicking a link in the future.

IH

 
At 2:47 p.m., Anonymous azahar said...

Ah, the ol' caffeine sinus wash ... good thing you weren't eating porridge!

 

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