Thursday, May 24, 2007

A Guide to BushSpeak

You know how Bush always says, as he did this morning, that he trusts General Petraeus more than Congress to make decisions?

Yeah... Not really how our government works. In our government -- under the Constitution, which I know is a constant irritation to the Prez -- he and Congress run the war.

There are other governments where "generals on the ground" make decisions, and I really wish Bush and Cheney would move to one of them. I think they'd like it there. They're called "military dictatorships," or "
juntas."

And whenever he says we should give General Petraeus' plan a chance to work? General Petraeus' "plan" called for something like 150,000 troops. So I doubt 50,000 will do the trick. Perhaps that's why we're now hearing that there are plans to
double the surge by year's end. Does it sound to you like Emperor Petraeus is planning to give an objective report come September?

Also, Petraeus' plan? Breaking the troops into hundreds of small "neighborhood watch" squads? Little bite-sized, easily-hostaged squads? (By the way, this is a time-tested approach. Custer tried it at Little Bighorn.)

And every time that Bush or Cheney or Rice or Laura (who once killed a guy) or Tony Snow or any of those chowderheads asks why the press is focusing on the war-torn parts of Iraq and not the peaceful parts of Iraq?

Seriously.

Whenever they say that, stop whatever you're doing, and ask how you would feel if you read the following quote on September 11th, 2001 from Osama Bin Laden:

"It's just the Pentagon and a couple of blocks in New York. A field in Pennsylvania. Why focus on just that tiny bit of violence? Ninety-nine-point-nine percent of America is peaceful and unharmed."

Blood boiling just imagining it?

2 comments:

norm said...

Have you seen "Idiocracy"?

I'm afraid if you keep up this high falutin' logic type talk, you'll be dragged out and done away with by giant phallic monster trucks.

Michael Markowitz said...

Trust me, I am already quietly buying up Gatorade stock.