March 14, 2008

Bush totally gay for war

If I were slightly younger and not employed here, I think it would be a fantastic experience to be on the front lines of helping this young democracy succeed. It must be exciting for you ... in some ways romantic, in some ways, you know, confronting danger. — President George W. Bush, 3/13/08
As for me, "I used to be disgusted, and now I try to be amused," as the song goes, but I can certainly imagine many people being profoundly revolted by Bush's paean to "romanticism."

Vietnam veterans, for example, survivors of that conflict which was either too romantic or not romantic enough for Bush, Richard "Dick" Cheney, Rush Limbaugh, and the rest of the current cheerleaders and war profiteers who managed to avoid assignment to Southeast Asia in their salad days thanks to, in Limbaugh's case, a romantic boil on his big fat idiotic ass.

An astute observer reminds us that last April, First Lady Laura Bush thoughtfully informed the country that, "No one suffers more than the President and I do." No one.

That would exclude the bereaved families of both Americans and Iraqis, as well as the thousands returning home without legs, eyesight, or other essentials. Quite romantic, I'm sure all that must be. One is nearly inspired to compose a dainty verse to a flower.

"If I were not employed here ..."

A 'mission accomplished' that can't happen soon enough.


Anonymous said...

My Captain does not answer, his brain is stale and still...

illusory tenant said...

You hide in your mansion
While the young people's blood
Flows out of their bodies
And is buried in the mud

Jim Bouman said...

He wants to be out there with the troops?

I know he has a limited grasp and vocabulary; but surely he would have checked out that curious Vietnam-era verb; fragging.

Anonymous said...

Some folks are born made to wave the flag
Ooh, they're red, white and blue
And when the band plays "Hail to the Chief"
They point the cannon at you

illusory tenant said...

"Fortunate Son" is especially appropriate, isn't it.

Unknown said...

Something to remember for the 19th

capper said...

You added two too many words to the end of your title.

illusory tenant said...

Link fix: Chickenhawk.