Friday, November 11, 2005

Martinmas Day

This is a heckova day to promote war; the feast of a peaceable saint.
It's the George W. Bush we've come to know, expect, & not like.

He travels to a town his advisors chose for him as representing "America."
Makes sure there's a military flavor to the surroundings.
Displays a new logo, catch phrase, slogan; today it's "Strategy For Victory."
The product hasn't changed, just the advertising. In fact, the product is George W. Bush himself. & the "strategy" is the small town, new slogan, etc. The goal isn't "victory" over terrorism but over the president's terrible poll numbers.
He's still trying to rationalize lies he told three years ago.
Disses not only those who want a phased withdrawal, but also Sen. John McCain for saying we don't have a sufficient number of troops in Iraq to do the job.
I try to imagine Inauguration Day 2009, the Bush Adminstration handing over the Executive Branch to a Democrat, even a dissident Republican. Why do I believe these people, if they were powerful enough, would use any means to prevent that from happening? They advocate torture & secret prisons. They're selling our military to the corporate sector. They sow religious division & strife. They must be brought to leash now, while there's still time, & holding on to the leash is a job for Republicans, Democrats, a free press, & all of us.

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