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  • W at his delusional, embarrassing best

    That he says stupid shit is not news, but good lord...

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    If further proof were needed that President Bush resides in a dream world, he settled the issue on Thursday definitively.

    Speaking by videoconference with U.S. military and civilian personnel in Afghanistan about the challenges posed by war, corruption, and the poppy trade, the president unleashed this comment:
    I must say, I'm a little envious. If I were slightly younger and not employed here, I think it would be a fantastic experience to be on the front lines of helping this young democracy succeed. It must be exciting for you … in some ways romantic, in some ways, you know, confronting danger. You're really making history, and thanks.
    Go ahead, dear reader, pour yourself a stiff one before trudging on.

    Someone with such a jaunty vision of war—concocted from who knows what brew of Rudyard Kipling, John Wayne, and sheer fantasy—has no business leading young men and women into real-life battle, no business serving as the armed forces' commander in chief.
    It only compounds the insult to reflect that Bush, when he was younger and not employed anywhere, passed up his chance for a romantic fling with danger in the jungles of Southeast Asia.
    Many U.S. soldiers, Marines, and aid workers in Afghanistan (and Iraq) are proud of the work they're doing. They volunteered for duty. They accept the hardships and tolerate the sacrifices to a degree that's truly awesome to behold. But I suspect very few of these men and women see themselves as indulging in enviable adventures from The Green Berets or Gunga Din.
    According to Reuters reporter Tabassum Zakaria, who was permitted to observe the exchange between Washington and Kabul, Bush sat at the head of a conference table in the White House, where he was flanked by Vice President Dick Cheney, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and others. Neither of them had ever experienced combat, either. (Gates served in the Air Force, at a Minuteman ICBM base.) But one hopes, for their sake, that their jaws dropped at least a little.
    The president and all other combat fantasists would do well to read Elizabeth Rubin's chilling dispatch in the Feb. 24 New York Times Magazine, chronicling the not-at-all fantastic experiences of a Battle Company from the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Afghanistan's desolate Korengal Outpost.
    If that doesn't sober him up, there is a cure for his wistful envy. He won't be employed in the White House for much longer. He is 62, too old, alas, to join the military. But a spot could probably be found for him on an A.I.D. mission, a Provisional Reconstruction Team, or, perhaps through his vice president, some contractor's expedition. He put our soldiers over there, and, as we all know, there aren't enough of them. If he pines for a taste, let him have one.
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    what an asshole
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    • #3
      Just plain wow.
      Make America Great For Once.

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      • #4
        Maybe he should encourage his daughters to enlist instead, since his dumb ass cant be over there.
        “I’ve always stated, ‘I’m a Missouri Tiger,’” Anderson said March 13 after Arkansas fired John Pelphrey, adding, “I’m excited about what’s taking place here.”

        Asked then if he would talk to his players about the situation, he said, “They know me, and that’s where the trust comes in.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Razzy View Post
          Maybe he should encourage his daughters to enlist instead, since his dumb ass cant be over there.
          He had his chance.

          As much as he pissed me off, I would not want his daughters over there. Hell, I don't want anybody's daughters in a combat zone.
          Make America Great For Once.

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          • #6
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            • #7
              What a fucking disgrace

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              • #8
                Nothing could be worse that having chicken hawk, armed chaired warrior, who looks at war in some sort of jaded romantic sense. I'd like to send his as to visit many of the families who have lost people in this conflict. Then I'd send him to visit the scores of people who were left bitter, disabled, and disillusioned as a result of being maimed for life. After that, then I'd send his ass to the front lines and let him see how "romantic" combat is.
                Make America Great For Once.

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                • #9
                  I'm thinking things right now that are best left unspoken.

                  Impeach Bush yesterday, for fuck's sake.
                  His mind is not for rent, to any god or government.
                  Pointless debate is what we do here -- lvr

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                  • #10
                    This is John Kerry's fault.
                    From this day forward, I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death.

                    For more than 20 years I have endeavored-indeed, I have struggled-along with a majority of this Court, to develop procedural & substantive rules that would lend more than the mere appearance of fairness to the death penalty endeavor.


                    I feel morally and intellectually obligated simply to concede that the death penalty experiment has failed.

                    The path the Court has chosen lessens us all. I dissent.

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                    • #11
                      Funny he didn't seem to feel the same way back when he was younger and not employed in DC.
                      Vietnam Mr. Bush?
                      Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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                      • #12
                        I wonder if he'd like to experience an IED ripping apart his humvee creating widows and orphans all in the same instant?
                        25MM jobs in 10 years / 4% GDP Growth / Insurance for everybody / Schools flush with cash don't produce results
                        Jan 2017: 4.7% U-3, 9.2% U-6, 62.7% LFPR, 5.2% Real Wages, 2.6% GDP, 19,827 DJIA, 2,271 S&P500, $2.316/gal

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                        • #13
                          The important thing is, has his pastor ever said anything controversial?
                          "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
                          --Albert Einstein

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                          • #14
                            Honestly, I think the guy is still doing coke.

                            Moon

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by moedrabowsky View Post
                              Impeach Bush yesterday, for fuck's sake.
                              But your party doesn't think that's prudent.
                              *Syria becomes the 7th predominantly Muslim country bombed by 2009 Nobel Peace Laureate Barack Obama—after Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya and Iraq

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