Tuesday, August 23, 2005

For the Love of War

“I don't say we wouldn't get our hair mussed, but I do say no more than ten to twenty million people killed.”
George C. Scott (1927 - 1999), actor, As General Buck Turgidson, referring to nuclear war with the USSR in Dr. Strangelove

My complete and utter dislike of President Bush just grows everyday and every time he opens his mouth. He so wants to be a war president so desperately that when the when Donald Rumsfeld had changed the Global War on Terror to the Global Struggle Against Violent Extremism, war President Bush immediately changed it back. Never mind that the new terminology was far more accurate.

Now our war president is comparing his situation to World War I and II, according to the Associated Press. He also recited the 9/11 date five time in a 30-minute speech. The speech was the first of two that Bush is giving this week to make his case for staying the course in Iraq. The second is Wednesday in Idaho, and in between Bush plans to take a day off at the Tamarack Resort 100 miles north of Boise, he can’t interrupt his vacation too much, even if he is trying to be a war (of his own making) president.


Pirate said...

It is remarkable what we do to one another in the name of religion, oil and power. And you're right, of course. The whole world has gone mad. Though I still read most of my paper most days, the stuff I read just provokes a lot of head shaking; rarely is something of insight or value reported.

The Misanthrope said...

It is sad what we do to each other in the name of religion or progress. I have taken to skipping listening to the radio in the car. I have to have a place away from the news as I curse the drivers in front of me.