Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Warning: Flammable

For a few years now, a reliable indicator of White House desperation and intransigence on Iraq has been the president's use of phrases like "some people say" and "many thought" and "some argue" (usually followed by a variation of "I reject that"). I'll read the full text when it's available, but isn't it a fire hazard for so many straw men to be stacked together this time of year? Note the reference to Ho Chi Laden as well. It's another indication that, absent something more than a flicker from the Brief Candle Caucus, nothing substantive will change come September.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You'd think a chickenhawk like Bush would never even mention the war he sat out.

8/22/2007 11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This removes any doubt that Bush is certifiably insane. This is dogwhistle bullshit for that small segment of wackos that have been nurturing resentment that we didn't "stick it out" in Viet Nam. I guess 13 years, a defoliated wasteland and hundreds of thousands of dead and maimed just wasn't enough. Yeah, and the nerve of this crap from the guys who managed not to show up.

8/22/2007 11:45 AM  
Anonymous RW said...

With reference to Bush's Vietnam and Korea straw man arguments, there was a time when I believed that no one could be stupid enough to allow Dubya to frame the terms of an argument much less get their history from him but after the 2004 election I now believe otherwise.

Suffice it to say that the opponents Bush pretends to argue with either do not exist or do not hold the positions Bush says they hold and the questions Bush rhetorically asks are either meaningless or not worth asking or are rendered moot by the historical record; of course the answers he gives are not worth anything at all regardless.

8/22/2007 11:46 AM  
Anonymous Gus said...

Laugh of the day came from comments section on another blog. The difference between Vietnam and Iraq is that Bush and Cheney had exit plans for Vietnam.

8/22/2007 12:43 PM  
Anonymous Jeff in Texas said...

Nothing substantive will change come September??? Come now, haven't you read? The Democrats are going to become MORE SUPPORTIVE of endless war in Iraq come September. Obama and Hillary both recently gave statements buying into what is fast becoming the convential wisdom: that we are making "military" progress in Iraq, but still struggling on the "political" front. And if we are making military progress, how can we punish the military by bringing them home???

It is almost as if by not trying to stop the war earlier this year, the Democrats committed themselves to a course that would continue the war well into the next Presidential administration, and they are now setting the rhetorical scene for that very outcome. Surely that is just a mistake on their part.

8/22/2007 1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So after spending 15 or so years slaughtering 100s of thousands, probably millions of Vietnamese and getting 10s of thousands of Americans killed all in order to prevent a commie (i.e., Chinese) take over of SE Asia we had enough and pulled out.

Within 15 years the Chinese were a key trading partner and the vietnamese were making my sneakers for pennies on the dollar.

Pulling out sounds like it was a good idea to me.

8/22/2007 4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"haven't you read" ??
Translation - "Some say"

8/22/2007 5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey hey G B dubya,
how many kids are you going to slaughter?

8/23/2007 1:34 PM  

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