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July 07, 2005

Bush's 'Condolence' Speech

When I first heard about this, this morning pulling out of my driveway, I felt sad. Sad for those that were hurt, or lost loved ones, and for the folks that were there in London during the chaos.

And then I started wondering how this might affect the war on terror and the madness that's happening around the world right now.

Is it going to turn the Brits against the war in Iraq? Against wanting to continue as allies with the U.S.? Or is Tony Blair gonna show up in a flight suit looking very well-endowed or say something like 'Bring it on' and inspire the British people to support any foolish military kerfluffle he might want to take part in.

And then of course it spirals down to the base thoughts of 'why can't we all just get along?' and 'when is mankind going to evolve to a level where we will stop killing each other all willy nilly?'

And then later, I read Bush's speech offering his condolences.

"We will find them, we will bring them to justice, and at the same time, we will spread an ideology of hope and compassion that will overwhelm their ideology of hate."

Well, we haven't found bin Laden and we didn't bring him to justice. We let him get away, and then attacked a country that had nothing to do with bin Laden and al Queda.

I'm not really sure what we're doing about bin Laden. After Bush said he wasn't too worried about him, then back-peddled on that, I got confused. And then, when we spent so much money and lives overthrowing Sadaam rather that going after the real bad guys, I got even more confused.

And 'spreading an ideology of hope and compassion'??? Give me freakin' break! George Bush, his Administration and his cronies spread an ideology of Fear and Hate, not hope and compassion. Without Fear and Hate they wouldn't have won the election. All those security moms wouldn't have voted for him without Fear and Hate. They thrive on Fear and Hate. They need Fear Hate.

And then Chimpy McFlightsuit says this:
"On the one hand, we have people here who are working to alleviate poverty, to help rid the world of the pandemic of AIDS, working on ways to have a clean environment."

What a poser! Unfortunately, he isn't one of those people working to 'alleviate poverty, to help rid the world of the pandemic of AIDS, working on ways to have a clean environment.' He's too busy lobbying Congress to spend more and more money on ill-fated wars in Iraq and Afghanistan under the guise of 'supporting the troops' to worry about AIDS or the environment.

He refused to accept the Kyoto Protocol, but now he wants to pretend that he did. He's not giving nearly as much aid to Africa as other countries, but he wants to make believe that he is.

Earlier, in Denmark, Prime Minister Rasmussen gently chided the United States and the other big industrial democracies for not doing more, saying Denmark was far more generous.

"In fact, if all G-8 countries matched our effort, Africa would get $90 billion a year, instead of only $25 billion," he said, glancing at Mr. Bush.

Yet he wants to be seen as if he's one of the cool kids that gives .7% of GDP.

And then, we have this clever line from his condolence speech:
"And the contrast couldn't be clearer between the intentions and the
hearts of those of us who care deeply about human rights and human
liberty, and those who kill -- those who have got such evil in their heart
that they will take the lives of innocent folks."

Once again, he's pretending to care about human rights and human liberty, when there are tons of folks being detained in Iraq and Guantanamo who haven't been charged with anything. And as it turns out, some of these detainees are believed to be American citizens held for months without charges being filed against them.

Kar's family members allege that he has been held without reason for
nearly two months and that the FBI has cleared him of wrongdoing after
searching his home and files and after he apparently passed a polygraph
test. But he remains behind bars in Iraq, without significant contact with
the outside world, and with no charges filed against him.

"We don't understand why they won't let him come home, especially since
the government said he hasn't done anything wrong," Shahrzad Folger,
Kar's first cousin, said in a statement released yesterday.

And I don't even want to wager a guess as to how many innocent people, even children, have died, how many have been maimed, how many have had their lives ruined due to George Bush's war in Iraq.

How anyone can believe a word that comes out of his putrid, deceitful, treacherous mouth is beyond me.

Instead of selflessly offering his heartfelt condolences for the people of London affected by this awful tragedy, he takes the opportunity to plug his ridiculous, pointless, unjust, expensive and deadly wars and pretend to be a caretaker of mandkind and our planet.


  • At July 08, 2005, Blogger oldwhitelady said…

    Well, one thing I noticed was the gas prices going up today. It was $2.05 here, now is $2.19. I wonder what it will be tomorrow?


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