Thursday, January 11, 2007

The Speech in a Nutshell

America, I’m sending more troops into Iraq to try and save my lousy ass. Blah, blah, blah. See the books behind me? Remember I read “three Shakespeares” last summer.

Basically what I heard the president say last night was that facing reality is not an option.

Where the hell is our partner in crime, Tony Blair? Did bush consult with him? How many troops is he willing to send now? Oh, that’s right, they’re pulling out this year. What happened to the coalition of the willing?

It seems the president thinks this war in Iraq is going so well that we might just poke a stick in the eyes of Syria and Iran. Is he insane?

The insanity continues along with the deaths. How much longer will America put up with this?


Blogger Lew Scannon said...

Americans won't put up with this, that's why we sent all them Democrats to Congress.
Bush's speech wasn't a great one, his plan offered nothing new (with the exception of veiled threats to attack Iran), he's basically treading water until he can pass this quagmire off on the next president.

January 11, 2007 3:20 AM  
Blogger Walt said...

January 11, 2007 3:33 AM  
Blogger Human said...

As I posted else where -
This was the 1st time I just had to watch Bush deliver a speech live.He turns my stomach.

He's a Sh**bag and always will be. Taking responsibility? I believe most Criminals only feel "responsibility" when they've been caught. At 26% approval maybe that is the best this country can do to tell him he has been "caught". Only his violent extremist base is left.

The pros from the get go said it would take many more Troops to do the job. It doesn't take a Mil Sci major to know that the effort was prsnl. shortchanged.

Everything that OPLAN Desert Crossing offered that entailed success was discarded. From the #'s
of Troops to a CPA office in every province and a presence in every village.

Bush is insane. With this latest "plan" he is publicly choosing sides. Shia all the way. Which coincides with my idea that we will eventually withdraw to the South. A Partition is coming.

There are over 7 million displaced Iraqis. Over 50% unemployed. And a 5 BTLNS just ain't gonna do squat to change the outcome. Except to bring more dead and wounded Americans home.

We recently lost one from our small town, due to wounds suffered. Back just before Christmas, one of the women who takes care of our Lil Joe at Day Care told me about him. The man was her cousin's boyfriend. 3 limbs gone and burns over 95%. He died 2 days after Christmas.

Another young man from our town has come back to Reed just yesterday. He took grievous wounds to the neck. Can't speak and can't breath on his own. Yet. Fingers crossed. I saw the young man when he was a kid. He would frequently be seen hanging out on Main St. with the other kids. The ones we all worry about.

We need to get out now. We need to make the Bush Regime pay for what they have done. And we need to take a hard look at our own Country.

Big demos planned for Jan. 27th in DC and elsewhere. Come one come all. Me thinks it will be a big turnout.
Let's stop the insanity.


January 11, 2007 4:15 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

We could change the title of your post to: Words of a Nut in a Nutshell and His Audience Groaned.

January 11, 2007 4:25 AM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

Same song, second verse. I told you that man is a lunatic!

January 11, 2007 5:54 AM  
Blogger Blue said...

In a nutshell: Yes, the man is certifiably insane. Clueless. Demented. So far removed from reality, it is painful to look at him.

It will be interesting to see how many Americans take to the streets in protest today!

January 11, 2007 6:16 AM  
Blogger Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

Yes, Bush is insane. I'll keep saying it until somebody listens: he is insane—completely and utterly insane. I predicted, before he stole into office the first time, that he'd start World War III. I hate being right about that. Bush and Cheney must be impeached now, before they can destroy any more of the world and what's left of the U.S.

January 11, 2007 6:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sociopaths feel no pain other than their own, understand no problems but their own.

El Shrubbo del Estupido would have to be captured by Moqtada before he'd begin to appreciate the wrongness of his war of choice. And that ain't likely to happen. However, a nice trial at The Hague isn't out of the question...

January 11, 2007 6:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I said on RoD, in a nutshell:

It's a game of finding the magic coin under the cup. Is it under here? No! How about here? No?! Maybe here?!

This AApril the middle class needs to send him a message when we refuse to file our taxes or we do it just one day late!

January 11, 2007 7:17 AM  
Blogger FreakyNick said...

And what will we win, when we win this conflict? Someone please tell me. If we lose, what will we lose? How will our life change? Does someone else take over if we lose? Will we not be able to shop as much?

Remember to sacrifice while your going about your normal routine, and don't forget to shop? We need to stick to normalcy, this is war.

//Sacrifice on// Maybe we all need to sacrifice another $1.94 for some more yellow ribbon magnets to stick up the Leader Dearest's bunghole. //Sacrifice off//

January 11, 2007 7:22 AM  
Blogger BBC said...

I heard about 30 seconds of his speech while driving home from Rick's shop.

Then I spent a couple of minutes virtually beating my head against a wall.

Well, I hope that our other elected officials can stop him, but I'm not sure that they can.

Would someone, anyone, just please drop a bomb on him. Thanking you in advance.

January 11, 2007 7:25 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

I couldn't watch his face, so I read the transcript. He's still trying to tie Iraq to the War on Terror, otherwise WTF are we doing there? It is a pathetic attempt, not even worth the breath it takes to utter those dumbass words. Iraq is broken, and 20,000 troops will not make the difference. Only shed more innocent blood. Not that that matters to him.

January 11, 2007 7:48 AM  
Blogger Undeniable Liberal said...

It's difficult to see how this word slurring, sentence fragment blubbering, talking points stuttering piece of shit speech is going to restore public confidence. He DID, however, mention that it would be a tough year. A YEAR? And then what? Another plan? We have all seen this tragedy before.

It's time to close the curtain on this badly directed production. NOT ONE MORE SOLDIER should die for this bullshit.

January 11, 2007 8:02 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

the people have to rise up.
do we even know what that means anymore?

like too many, i saw the madeness and ineptitude coming, back in 1999, when he "won"

so... what's next?

January 11, 2007 8:03 AM  
Blogger Durward Discussion said...

Of all the incredibly demented and stupid things he said, his "apology" with no real acknowledgement of error was a total work of fiction:

"If mistakes were made, the responsibility is mine."

Translation: Somebody somewhere might have done something that upset someone. Feel sorry for me, I have to say sorry for their screwup whoever they were.

January 11, 2007 8:21 AM  
Blogger Sewmouse said...

I miss Sirhan Sirhan.

January 11, 2007 8:55 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

How many people would it take, just standing in a line around the white house compound and staring quietly at Codpiece's office, to render him so paranoid and insane that he runs to his ranch? It may take everyone just going there, and refusing to leave until he does.

I've been wondering if he's gonna refuse to leave in January 2009. His handlers may want him to stay and make the empire real(esp if a dem wins), but I must say he looked last night like he really wants to be somewhere else doing something else.

January 11, 2007 9:19 AM  
Blogger Coffee Messiah said...

The End of this BS can't come soon enough ; (

January 11, 2007 9:20 AM  
Blogger Frederick said...

It's as if he is asking, "remove me from power, impeach me, do something...just make it stop."

January 11, 2007 9:51 AM  
Blogger DBK said...

You people are just so, so wrong. George Bush is not a sociopath.

He has narcissistic personality disorder. Please try to be accurate with your armchair analysis.

I am glad I didn't waste my time listening to the speech. I read it. It sucked. It said nothing. The New York Times summed it up nicely: the same old rhetoric with, as its purpose, running out the clock without actually withdrawing so that the next guy will have too lean up the mess.

I hope the Democrats, who were sent to DC to end this idiot's Iraq fiasco, have the spine to end it.

There are vigils scheduled for tonight to protest the escalation of troop levels and the war. I hope you are all going to one. I am.

January 11, 2007 10:56 AM  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

Insanity: doing the same thing over again and expecting different results.

January 11, 2007 11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not long, I hope. Get this lunatic in a straight jacket before it is too late.

January 11, 2007 11:56 AM  
Blogger Pursey Tuttweiler said...

Bush is a nut and should be put in a cell. Then he could give his speeches from a nut cell.

January 11, 2007 12:11 PM  
Blogger thephoenixnyc said...

The speech was the same, but it was very cynical and well planned.

Its a win-win for them.

If the Dems vote down any measures to fund it, he blames them, a win.

It also ensures that the final whistle of defeat won't be blown until he is out of office, a win.

January 11, 2007 12:16 PM  
Blogger DivaJood said...

Ah, my god, we are in a very sad and dangerous place. Couple of days ago, a package with explosives was found heading to a cruise ship in Miami. Hatred breeds hatred, war begets more war, and nothing but death.

I am terribly, terribly sad that our nation has sunk to this empty pit. It is a black hole, and the more soldiers Bush throws into it, the more he sucks the life out of us.

This administration's arrogance and disregard for human life is criminal. They feed on hate, they feed on revenge, they feed on bigotry. And yes, there are vigils everywhere tonight - one in Carson at 6PM, just after work. I will be there. I agree with DBK, we all need to get out there.

January 11, 2007 12:20 PM  
Blogger DivaJood said...

I'm still ruminating on the fact that this president wants to build a libarry somewhere. What's that all about? He doesn't read much except I think he might have a myspace thingy on the Internets.

January 11, 2007 1:48 PM  
Blogger C-dell said...

You got it almost to the tee.

January 11, 2007 4:47 PM  
Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Our Boy also read My Pet Goat!

January 11, 2007 7:19 PM  
Blogger Bear said...

Hey POP,

To answer your Blair question, he is trying to salvage what's left of his legacy as Prime Minster by cutting British Troops by 40%. He is finally coming to the conclusion that he staked his reputation to those of George W. Bush and it will cost him dearly.

He deserves the emnity that he is getting from his British citizens because once it was evident to Blair that he did a better job explaining the US role in Iraq to American citizens, he should have known that Bush was incapable of leading us to victory in Iraq.

One of the surge divisions will come from Afghanistan and I rue the day the shit hits the fan there. Word is that the Taliban will try to recapture Kandahar in the spring. I wonder how Bill O and company will spin that?

January 11, 2007 11:02 PM  
Blogger Jim Yeager said...

You just had to listen to that sorry little man, didn't you? And now you're mad at yourself.

I hope you've learned your lesson...

January 12, 2007 1:02 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

The comments on this are just too precious!

January 12, 2007 5:29 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

"The insanity continues along with the deaths."

Certainly, more of the same will only yeild more of the same.

January 13, 2007 10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually he did say something new.

He's sending Patriot missiles to the troops in Iraq.

If you didn't think he was serious about attacking Iran, think again.

The insurgents don't have the weapons requiring troops to be defended by Patirot missiles, but the Iranians do.............

- oddjob

January 13, 2007 4:31 PM  
Blogger John Good said...

Anon - That and the fact that he placed a friggin' admiral in charge of CentComm in a "war" against two countries that are (a) in a desert, and (b) in the mountains. . .He's gonna hit Iran and her innocent people with carrier-based nukes if he isn't stopped!!

January 13, 2007 6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That admiral is a pilot, too. He flew missions in Vietnam.

- oddjob

January 13, 2007 6:35 PM  
Blogger Granny said...

He's insane or evil or both. Whatever, he's dangerous.

I worry that we might have woken up too late to stop him.

January 13, 2007 8:14 PM  

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