Iraq:Telling it like it is

greyboi's picture

"In the days ahead we must not consider it unpatriotic to raise certain basic questions about our national character. We must begin to ask, 'Why are there forty million poor people in a nation overflowing with such unbelievable affluence? Why has our nation placed itself in the position of being God's military agent on earth? Why have we substituted the arrogant undertaking of policing the whole world for the high task of putting our own house in order?'"

--- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Many say we should blindly follow president-"elect" Bush Jr. and that questioning him is "unpatriotic", dissenting against his actions in Iraq is "anti-American", and that the protests taking place against the war "lowers morale" in U.S. troops.

I beg to differ. If we don't stand up and demand that Congress & the United Nations decide this , instead of one man taking unilateral action, then the world could be over as we know it. A "war on terror" is an endless war, since terrorism is widespread throughout the globe.

-_==THE REAL DEBATE==_-

BUSH: Sadam needs to disarm! He's had weapons of mass destruction for 11 years! It's about time!

FRANCE: If he's had them for that long, then why hasn't he attacked by now?

RUMSFIELD: Because they won't reach, but North Korea's surely can!

BLAIR: George, what proof do you have that Sadam had weapons of mass destruction? My people aren't convinced.

BUSH: We kept the receipts. But that's not the point. We have a suspicion that Russia may have been trading night-vision goggles with them!

FRANCE: I find George's case a bit compelling. Could he be in this for oil?

BUSH: That's it! We're callin' them "freedom" fries and "freedom" toast, and making it "freedom" kissing from this point on! You'll learn what happens to those who are anti-American!

[INCOMING PHONE CALL]

SADDAM: Hey, I thought it was a cool idea for the two of us to duke it out on network television. Too bad you weren't man enough to go with the deal, George!

[CLICK!]

BUSH: That's it! He has until mid-March. No, 48 hours! He better not burn those oil wells, I tell ya!

FRANCE: See, I knew something was up. Oh, and George. French fries are from Belgium. See where you get with a 2.0 GPA earned through a legacy opportunity at Yale?

[THE END]

guideingforce's picture

Chuckle...

Amusing :)

michael1111ca's picture

That was very amusing...

In a surprising twist for me, I read something today that made war in iraq sound like a good thing. The problem is that there seems to be so much more to this war than just liberating the iraqi people.

greyboi's picture

Everybody Wants to Rule the World

Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears

Welcome to your life
There's no turning back
Even while we sleep
We will find you acting on your best behavior
Turn your back on Mother Nature
Everybody wants to rule the world.

It's my own design
It's my own remorse
Help me to decide
Help me make the most
Of freedom and of pleasure
Nothing ever lasts forever
Everybody wants to rule the world.

There's a room where the light won't find you
Holding hands while the walls come tumbling down
When they do I'll be right behind you.
So glad we've almost made it
So sad they had to fade it
Everybody wants to rule the world.

I can't stand this indecision
Married with a lack of vision
Everybody wants to rule the world
Say that you'll never never never never need it
One headline why believe it?
Everybody wants to rule the world.

All for freedom and for pleasure
Nothing ever lasts forever
Everybody wants to rule the world.

Leisa's picture

I love this song!

"I can't stand this indecision!"

Chief Political Right Hand Woman to Ceo, Founder and First Member of The Movement to Free Oompa Loompa Land from the Tryanicall Capitalsitic Despot Willy Wonka

greyboi's picture

Hmmm...

If you read this a certain way, it sounds like a person coming to terms with the discovery of being bisexual while at the same time feeling frustrated over the war in Iraq. :)

greyboi's picture

1999

1999
( Prince )

I was dreamin' when I wrote this
Forgive me if it goes astray
But when I woke up this mornin'
Could have sworn it was judgment day

The sky was all purple
There were people runnin' everywhere
Tryin' to run from the destruction

You know I didn't even care

They say two thousand zero, zero, party over,
Oops, out of time!

So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999!

I was dreamin' when I wrote this
So sue me if I go too fast
But life is just a party
And parties weren't meant to last

War is all around us
My mind says prepare to fight
So if I gotta die
I'm gonna listen to my body tonight

They say two thousand zero, zero, party over,
Oops, out of time!
So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999!
1999!

If you didn't come to party
Don't bother knockin' on my door
I got a lion in my pocket
And baby, he's ready to roar

Yeah, everybody's got a bomb
We could all die any day

But before I'll let that happen
I'll dance my life away

They say two thousand zero, zero, party over,
Oops, out of time!
(We're runnin' outta time)
So tonight we're gonna party like it's 1999!

Say, say,
Two thousand zero, zero, party over,
Oops, out of time!
So tonight we're gonna party like it's 1999!

Alright, it's 1999!

You say it, 1999!

1999!

1999! Don't stop, don't stop, say it 1 more time!

1999!