The World Sucks, So Live With It or, likely, Die Of It.
Oh, well, allow me to add to the insanity, hilarity, hysteria or whatever....
Madman or prophet of doom?
May 7, 2007 - 8:44am.
Either way, George W. Bush is nuts
By DOUG THOMPSON
I've tried, believe me I have. I've stepped back, taken a second look and attempted to give the President of the United States a second chance to prove he's not nuts.
Won't work. Can't work. There's just too much evidence out there to show George W. Bush is out of his freaking mind.
Sadly, yes; Junior just "ain't right," as they might say where he comes from. He is a few bricks shy of a load. Does anyone, other than the similalry affllicted, think that he is sane?
A statement last week during an appearance before the Associated General Contractors of America iced it as Bush tried for the umpteenth time to justify his escalation of his war in Iraq along with his continued refusal to accept any timetable for withdrawal:
Either we'll succeed, or we won't succeed. And the definition of success as I described is sectarian violence down. Success is not, no violence. There are parts of our own country that have got a certain level of violence to it. But success is a level of violence where the people feel comfortable about living their daily lives. And that's what we're trying to achieve.
Notice how he uses "the people," instead of "people?" He thinks he is King George. Why doesn't he just say, "the peasants," and be done with it?
Yep. That's what the man said. The quote above comes off the official transcript on the White House web site. He said "success is not, no violence" and followed that up with "there are parts of our own country that have got a certain level of violence to it. But success is a level of violence where the people feel comfortable about living their daily lives."
Well, I feel much better now. Doesn't everyone feel much better?
(When will this chimp learn to speak English?)
Listen closely to what the man said. Iraq can never be a safe place to live because we aren't safe in our own country.
No, we sure the hell aren't safe in our own country, especially while "Oatmeal-for-Brians" is in the Oval and Polly Paranoia is VP. I guess that means that more Iraqis will die and so will more Americans and that makes it all hunky-dory, eh?
But we have learned to live with it.
Yes, we must. Like the good little sheeple we are.
Yet in a sad, insane way, Bush gave opponents of the war all the reasons they need to pull out of Iraq.
He admits Iraq will never be safe, that our goal now is to make it "relatively safe" and reach a level of acceptable violence based on the American model.
Hell, we're already there.
Murderers kill 16,000 to 17,000 people in this country every year - an average of 43 to 46 people a day. So far this year, Iraqis are dying at the rate of 20-30 a day.
Mission accomplished: An "acceptable" level of violence is achieved. Bring the troops home. Baghdad is now just like East St. Louis. We've brought all the fear and dread of violent American life to a new country. Democracy is served.
Jaw-dropping, isn't it?This, of course, is a crazy conclusion based on inaccurate statistics. The per capita death rate from violence in Iraq is far higher. We have more than 300 million Americans to serve as fodder for violent death. They have, give or take a few million refugees who have fled the country, about 27 million. Our per capita death rate is one-tenth of theirs.
That's because they have a smaller country and that is in no way the fault of the administration. That is the fault of the British, the French...anyhow, somebody else. The fault always lies somewhere else. We must surely know that by now.
So, we actually need to compare the death rate in Iraq to that of California, over the past 4 years, since our mission was accomplished. Iraq and California are approximately the same size, don't ya see? We should be able to count those in California killed by Hummers. However, California is bereft of Religio-nuttists compared to Iraq. and the violence Junior speaks of is Sectarian. Oops, bad comparison. But that hasn't stopped anyone so far.
This isn't one bit goofier than comparing this unholy debacle in Iraq to the liberation of Europe,at the end of WWII in Europe, calling Al Qaeda "fascists" and all the rest. Al Qaeda is many horrible things, but fascist is not one of them. Where are the corporations? I'm afraid that corporations are needed for the term "fascist" to apply, with any accuracy. How about the term "Nuttist," as used above?"But since Bush used inaccurate intelligence to justify his invasion of Iraq, why can't we use inaccurate statistics to bolster a case for withdrawal. Maybe the best way to deal with a crazy man is to offer even crazier solutions.
Why not? The whole world thinks we are all either bat-shit-crazy or evil incarnate, anyhow. I would prefer crazy, myself, especially if it will stop the carnage.
After all, what is more crazy than the President of the United States telling the American people that we live in violent times in a violent place and we might as well just learn to live with it.
Telling him that...... Yep, that would be crazier, unless one just enjoys tea parties with the Secret Service or the FBI
If what Bush says is true, then the efforts of terrorists are redundant. According to the President, we're doing a damn good job of killing each other off on our own and that's OK because we must accept "a level of violence where the people feel comfortable about living their daily lives."
I haven't felt safe, living my daily life, for so long I can't remember what safe feels like, but that has very little to do with street violence. It has more to do with massive foreclosures on homes, like we haven't seen since the Great Depression, gas prices so high, filling the tank for a year may require a second mortgage (see above), the wholesale shredding of our Constitution, the one thing that stands between me and tyranny, with the exception of my own life principle, Give me Liberty or Give me Death or, more modernly said, "you will take my Bill of Rights from my cold dead hands."
Those are a couple of things that terrorize me, to the point of sleeplessness. Those are a few things that make me feel "unsafe."
I can't see that Osama bin Laden, Nuttist of Afghanistan, has a damn thing to do with any of those terrorizing thoughts.
But the Nuttist in the White House does, along with a number of his fellow Nuttists in D.C.
Mr. President, you are a Nuttist and you are the Nuttist that threatens me the most. I'm not scared of Osama bin Laden. He might just blow my butt to kingdom-come, but that would be kinder than what you must have in mind, given that you say that all is coming up roses in America and all I can see is crab-grass and those damnable tumble weeds.
Mr. President, you get on my last damn nerve and so does the rest of your cabal.
I hope he's wrong.
Yep, if he can get enough people caught up in his delusions and whatever nightmarish reality he and his puppeteers wish to create next.
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