Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Bush: Here’s What I Think Is True

Yesterday, at the World Affairs Council in Philadelphia, President Bush once again acted as cheerleader for his unnecessary war in Iraq. And once again, he spoke in terms of what he prefers to believe is true rather than what in fact is true. After the speech, he was asked by a member of the audience why he keeps affirming that the attacks on 9/11 justified invading Iraq when, "no respected journalist or other Middle Eastern experts confirm that such a link existed." Bush said, "There was a serious international effort to say to Saddam Hussein, 'You're a threat,' and the Sept. 11 attacks extenuated that threat." Mr. Bush added that "knowing what I know today, I'd make the decision again." Or to paraphrase the Prez, “I wanted to link Saddam to September 11, it worked, and I’d do it again.” When a woman asked, “Since the inception of the Iraq war, I'd like to know the approximate total of Iraqis who have been killed, and by ‘Iraqis,’ I include civilians, military police, insurgents, translators,“ Bush said, “I would say 30,000, more or less, have died as a result of the initial incursion and ongoing violence against Iraqis.” When GWB says, “I would say”, he means: “This is what I believe to be true, it does not matter what is really true." A study released in October 2004 by the Brit medical journal, The Lancet, surveyed Iraqi households and compared death rates before the invasion to those after the invasion. The conclusion a year ago was that 100,000 civilians have probably been killed because of the US military action. With regard to the upcoming parliamentary election in Iraq set for December 15th, Bush said it “won’t be perfect” and that reconciling Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds who have feuded for centuries would be a problem. However, Bush added, "Oh, I know some fear the possibility that Iraq could break apart and fall into a civil war but I don't believe those fears are justified." See, President George W. Bush doesn’t give credence to the idea that there may be civil war in Iraq, therefore those fears are not justified. President George W. Bush is confident, President George W. Bush believes, President George W. Bush thinks, President George W. Bush feels…whatever. But the truth is, President George W. Bush is living in a fantasy world and has not consulted with anyone who is not invested in shoring up his grandiose insane vision of himself. According to George W. Bush, God placed him where he is, and what George W. Bush believes to be true is what is true. Nevermind information from the real world. So endeth another lesson from The Great I Am: George W. Bush.

1 comment:

Ryan Lee Sharp said...

It's so hard to imagine the world that Mr. Bush must be living in. It's neither reality or a hopeful dream... no, it's a self-affirming, rich-white-man's world.

And my parents still thing he's sent from God. Wow.