The "War on Terror" & Iraq

greyboi's picture

On November 26, 2002, Secretary Colin Powell announced that if we go to war with Iraq, there will be a possible use of nuclear weapons, calling it

daharyn's picture

Can I hear an...

Amen, baby, a-fucking-men. Your analysis is thorough, succinct, and totally on the money.

Did the State of the Union "address" -- excuse me, posturing with room for intense applause -- make anyone else ill?

I seriously, seriously, seriously am moving to Canada. At least you don't have a Dumbass Dubya up there.

The federal government has probably already requested patron information about me from the university libraries. It's only a matter of time before they take me to Syria, where we're exporting the real troublesome prisoners -- and question me about my subversive tendencies.

~Linds, who is officially over her Yeats phase

greyboi's picture

"Moron?" That's technically correct!

When a Canadian official called President Bush a "moron", he was forced (by social obligation) to step down? It's not like everyone here (in the U.S.) doesn't think he's one! In fact, the White House has proven he's one.

In the most literal sense of the word, a moron is someone in the IQ range of 89-94. Mr. Bush has a measured IQ of 90, according to the Secretary of the Interior, making him the dumbest president the U.S. has every had (The smartest was Thomas Jefferson, with a whooping 187). He got a 2.0 GPA in high school, when to law school, but never passed the bar exam, and he stutters in practically every speach he makes. Do we REALLY want this guy deciding the fate of the world?

hol's picture

it was a she

Just a minor point, cause I've pretty much agreed with everything you've said thus far. However, it was a she, not a he that made the moron comment. Francoise Ducros. I just wonder, if a man had made that comment, would it have been made into such a big deal?

~hol, musing about gender and politics this morning

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I love you Greling! And Linds!

DiamondDog's picture

Do check out the stats...

Well, I personally loved your humorous spin. I have my own editorial, but it wasn't as well written as yours. As for you Canadians, you weren't represented at the State of the Union. Neither was France, or Russia, or Germany. Neither was I. War truly hasn't been justified and most of the world feels that way. If we invade without UN support, the repercussions for Americans will be enough for me to move to Canada, the cold would be well worth it.

greyboi's picture

A one-way ticket up north...

Well, with all this talk about the draft possibly coming back, who knows, I might find myself in Calgary or someplace as well. I've already caught myself looking at Canadian universities. Could this be a sign?...

transalex's picture

weapons of mass destruction...

one of my favorite paradoxes is that the US is allowed to have thousands, millions even, "weapons of mass destruction" and no one tries to disarm us, even tho, as has been pointed out, we have the dumbest president in history right now. apparently we're allowed to have things that will obliterate all life on earth. someone please make EVERYONE disarm!


"I'm never sure if I have gender dysphoria or species dysphoria. I often try to explain that I'm really a starfish trapped in a human body and I'm very new to your planet." ~ Patrick Califia

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Some Famous Words by Mr. President himself...

President Bush on Money:
"Things aren't exactly black and white when it comes to accounting."
"It's your money, you paid for it."

-- We know this from those gray areas we saw in the Enron financial report. Wasn't there a rumor that you played a role?

President Bush on Food:
"I know how hard it is to put food on your family."

-- Well, it's kinda easy with an 18-month baby.

"Let the hungry feed the needy."

-- Those hungry Afghans surely are getting about pretty well, thanks to you!

President Bush on Wildlife:
"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacfully."

-- Evolution has surely made us a friend of the planet that you want to destroy, by drilling oil wells in Alaska and our national parks. I wonder what fish look like, when oil flows into a river.

President Bush on Education:
"Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?"
"Teach a child to read and he or her will be able to pass a literary test."

-- Maybe you should be going back to grammar school to re-learn your structual verbs. Wait! You can't do that. They don't have the needed funds! You gave them all away to private schools through voucher programs.

President Bush on Foreign Policy:
"This foreign policy stuff is a little frustrating."

-- Actually, I think it's more frustrating for all those young boys you send out to fight a war on two (maybe 3, with North Korea) different fronts.

President Bush on The Internet:
"Will the highways on the Internet become more few?"

-- Laura Bush must have been using those Parental Controls on AOL!

AND THE LIST Goes on and on...

TrueNorth's picture

The whole world watches and a

The whole world watches and asks : "what the heck is going on!" It is simply senseles! ... Alright, lets go ask the UN.. if they say No, we'll just have to go ahead anyway... now HOW, HOW does Iraq "pose a threat to the "people" of America" How does dear Bush the texan cowboy know about any of this? The UN is saying "well we'll make a decision once they give us PROOF" ... right now it's just "we got proof but we ain't showing it to you!... Bush is looking for an excuse to attack.. and WHY?? No one can usderstand for sure... To Bush it's an "axis of evil" (whatever that means)... others see in it some oil conspiracy.. (the way that would work isn't exactly clear...) ... relaunch of the economy.. ( Wartime economy... ?? there is no way that will "Relauch" the economy in any way whatosever.. which war has) what's going on! personal interests here?

Bush is a joke!

unicornz's picture

haha true, what a dumbass

yes im in canada and omg i thought you needed some sort of know-how to be president. what the hell? i think hes just screwing the country over, giving a bad image of the us :( its going to take long to make international relationships better. urgh it just makes me so mad how hes screwing up! well hopefully he'll go away soon. hes old and people obviosuly see hes not doing a good job.

guideingforce's picture

I shoulda known...

I was about three sentences into this post, and I realized, "Greeling must have written this." I scroll up, and lo and behold, I was right. **feels special**

So yeah, Bush is a crackhead, I wish he would get deposed!
(screams "revolution!" while hoping he doesn't get a visit from some dubious government officials...)

greyboi's picture

Check these out...

marcelle42's picture

Oh dear...

All the "under god" frames strangely make me think of The Handmaid's Tale, which, while an amazing book, is one of the scariest damn social commentaries I've ever read.

greyboi's picture

here's a suggestion...

Try reading "1984" by George Orwell. You'll know what scary is!

marcelle42's picture

Is now and has been on my "To

Is now and has been on my "To Read" list for quite a while. Thanks for the suggestion.


adrian's picture

farking hell

that's just annoying.

I was watching that on satellite.. when our decoder started acting wonky 3/4 of the way through.

i never got to see the end *sob*