POTUS Is A Putz
There was no comic relief in this year’s State of the Union speech although I did find the very idea that George Bush gives a shit about providing healthcare for all Americans laughable. Last nights address was one of the most partisan I can remember and to believe a single word of it is to ignore reality.
He talks of balancing the budget and reining in government spending while he keeps his $360 BILLION folly in Iraq off the books. He finally mentions the term “climate change” and I’m supposed to be impressed that he’s acknowledged the danger our planet is in while doing NOTHING about it for six years and in all likelihood will continue to do NOTHING for the next two. His big energy plan is to bulk up our strategic reserves of oil, in essence giving more tax dollars to the oil industry while raising the global price of oil at the same time. The word that kept coming into my mind while I watched Bush speak last night is the same word running through my head now. ASSHOLE.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes from last nights address.
“Free people are not drawn to violent and malignant ideologies.”
Really Mr. Bush? Have you read the PNAC documents? The neo-conservative movement is nothing if not violent and malignant, but I guess that’s why those of us that truly love freedom find your authoritarian ideology abhorrent and why you cling to it so tightly.
“We did not drive al Qaeda out of their safe haven in Afghanistan only to let them set up a new safe haven in a free Iraq.”
No Mr. Bush, you left Afghanistan (high and dry) to start an unnecessary and ill-advised war in Iraq, allowing al Qaeda and the Taliban to reconstitute THERE and then you fucked up Iraq so badly that they now have even more room to spread their wings.
“The consequences of failure would be grievous and far reaching.”
On this point you are 100% right, the only problem is that YOU have already failed. YOU made a terrible choice in invading Iraq in the first place and then YOU fucked up every single step along the way. YOU have made our country unsafe, YOU have made us hated around the world and YOU have opened up the world to violence and hatred. You’ve sown the seeds of anti-Americanism and have been the best recruiter al Qaeda has ever had. We will be living with the grievous and far reaching consequences of YOUR failure for generations.
Sending more troops into, as Chuck Hagel described it, “that grinder” at this late date, escalating the conflict, engaging the Mahdi army and embedding our troops with Iraqi troops when we have no idea where their loyalties lie, will only get more of our young men and women killed. The blood of the almost 3000 military men and women that have already lost their lives is on your hands Mr. Bush, and the blood of the additional 20,000 troops you are sending to the slaughter will fall on your head “Carrie” style, branding you with a scarlet mark that you will never be able to wash off.