Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Prez Bush Suits Up as Cheerleader Again

Trouble was, during Bush's 30-minute Sis Boom Bah speech last night no one got fired up. The Fort Bragg, North Carolina soldiers who were used as props and back drops sat stoically silent until one of the White House advance men started to applaud and the soldiers had to join in or be reprimanded. Forcing the soldiers to applaud was such a dud it was tried only once during the speech. The President's ineptitude at extemporaneous speech-making is well known. But he's always been able to flawlessly read speeches from teleprompters. Or at least repeat the words piped into his earpiece. But last night he faltered three times and had to restart or rephrase sentences. Perhaps even blockheaded, ignorant, insensitive, over-medicated and self-absorbed George W. Bush felt embarrassed about the nonsense he was spewing in front of military men who knew it was bullshit. Bush said September 11th five times, using the attack on the World Trade Center to bolster his rhetoric in the same way he was using Fort Bragg as a stage set. He said fighting terrorism in Iraq has made us safer since 9/11. "We are fighting against men with blind hatred...they are trying to shake our will in Iraq - just as they tried to shake our will on September 11, 2001. They will fail," the Prez said. George W. Bush is such a mindless tool of the White House that he may actually believe this lie. But the WTC attack had nothing to do with Iraq. And Iraq only became a breeding ground for terrorists after we illegally invaded it. A few facts of history must be reviewed. Fifteen of the 19 September 11th hijackers were Saudis. The Bush family has been best-buds with the Saudi royal family and the bin Laden family for years. George Tenet (ex-CIA chief) saw to it that the Saudis who happened to be in the US on September 11, 2001 were given secret safe passage out of the US. So for President George W. Bush to keep implying that Iraqi terrorists spawned the 9/11 atack is re-writing history at its worst. Our invasion of Iraq has morphed from a pre-emptive strike against a country the US feared might attack us into a red-white-and-blue crusade to bring democracy and freedom to the Middle East, and now it's become a fight against terrorism to insure that Ameicans are safe. Why did terrorists attack the World Trade Center? I surely don't know, and the true story may never be known. What is certain is that the GOP's greed for Middle East oil, the Bush family's ties to the Saudi Royal family and the bin Ladens, GHWBush's having been head of the CIA, his using Saddam Hussein as a paid assassin and his Gulf War in 1991 had more to do with the attack on the World Trade Center than any threat from Iraq. You want to blame somebody for the mess we're in? Blame the Bush clan.

1 comment:

Barry Schwartz said...

Well, duh.