Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Bush Just Will Not Give It Up

Okay, yeah, I’ve been hitting Bush hard a lot this week. And for good reason – he’s a JERK.

I really just cannot believe the levels to which he will stoop to be a complete asshole, and this man is supposed to represent the dignity of our nation. What does it say when a person in such a position behaves the way he does? What does that say about us and our nation?

Yeah, he’s refusing to speak to Cindy Sheehan again. Pretty standard fare, and I’ve already covered his idiotic remarks about Sunnis, but here’s what else he had to say:

"I think those who advocate immediate withdrawal from not only Iraq but the Middle East are advocating a policy that would weaken the United States."

I just cannot see his connection here. What the hell is this war already doing? We’re already in a vulnerable, weakened state, with our soldiers frayed and scattered, our military stretched to our limits, and our own citizens at each others’ throats. How could it get any worse, all-out civil war?

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas "has made a commitment to fight off the violence because he understands a democracy can't exist with terrorist groups trying to take the law into their own hands," he said.

This is just a false dichotomy. You can certainly have a functioning democracy with “terrorist groups”. I note that Oklahoma City didn’t make our democracy come crumbling to the ground.

Bush, in his session with reporters, pointed out that he had met with Sheehan and that she had a recent discussion with Deputy Chief of Staff Joseph Hagin and national security adviser Stephen J. Hadley at the Texas ranch. He added that he "strongly supported" the right of Sheehan and others to demonstrate, and said he understood the anguish she has experienced.

This is the stupidest thing I’ve heard from Conservatives. “But the President already met with her!” Well, yeah, genius, that’s the whole point of her protest. She didn’t felt she was heard when she met with him, and she didn’t feel he’d honored a commitment he made to her during that meeting. Conservatives don’t get it, and Bush doesn’t get it. Oh, and that “strongly supported” bit is rich, considering how the protestors were harassed and shuffled around. Ugh, I loathe this man.

The whole story is at the Post.

Posted by crimnos @ 8:26 AM