George W. Bush took a secret trip to Baghdad for
a Thanksgiving dinner - excuse me while I yawn.
What exactly was the purpose of spending two hours
in Baghdad, at a cost which we will probably never
this guy ever run out of shameless publicity stunts?
Just when we thought his phony (and premature)
aircraft carrier "victory" gig was the creme de
la creme of gawdy overacting, he pulls this Baghdad
stunt. After having consumed my fill of Thanksgiving
goodies today, I have to see this on TV? That
doesn't bode well for healthy digestion.
is the same president who feels absolutely no
obligation to attend even one burial ceremony
at Arlington National Cemetary. This is the same
president who can't even get to Dover Air Force
Base to pay respects to the casualties as their
coffins arrive home. But he can make it all the
way to Baghdad for a two-hour photo op!
saddest part of this whole ridiculous charade
is that there are some Americans who will fall
for it. Can you believe that? It was a pre-campaign
photo op - period, plain and simple, end of story.
But he'll be painted as being oh-so-brave to venture
into Baghdad, into a war zone, risking his life,
etc. Excuse me while I yawn again. It's going
to be funny to watch just how far the misguided
Bush fans will try to stretch his whopping two
hours of nothing.
two hours in Baghdad does not make Bush a hero,
by any stretch of the imagination. If he wanted
to look heroic, he'd have taken a little side
trip to the northern town of Mosul, unannounced.
Or maybe a quick run to Tikrit, in the so-called
"Sunni Triangle", just to see how the fellas are
doing. Even an unannounced escort with any of
the road patrols that face real risk every single
day in Iraq. You can bet there wasn't a risk anywhere
near the Baghdad airport.
what did this trip really mean, and what did it
accomplish? Well, it meant and accomplished the
same thing: absolutely nothing. Other than being
yet another shameless and tasteless exploitation
of our troops, this two-hour nothingness in Baghdad
is void of any constructive substance.
W. Bush refuses to show the slightest bit of respect
to the casualties returning from Iraq, whether
it be honoring them upon their arrival at Dover,
or their internment at Arlington, neither of which
would cost the millions it undoubtedly cost for
his plate of turkey in Baghdad. For someone who
couldn't even muster the responsibility to fulfill
his own duty as a National Guardsman, he sure
doesn't have much trouble getting his picture
taken with those whom he sends away from home
to fight his wars.
to Dover, George. Go to Arlington. Strike a pose
with a bereaved family who is left to wonder what
their young son or daughter lost their life for.
Try having your picture taken with the horribly-maimed
vets who are coming home to a lifetime of struggle
(and fewer benefits, thanks to that mighty sword
that is your pen).
George does it again, and it's getting old. How
many days until election 2004?
Posted: November 28, 2003