Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The Downward Spiral

Ten U.S. servicemen have been killed in the last 24 hours in Iraq, which brings the total to 2,775 American men and women dead -- not to mention the thousands and thousands of innocent Iraqis killed in both the war and the aftermath of sectarian violence that's plunged most of that country into chaos.

The NATO commander in Afghanistan is now saying that mistakes made in the prosecuting of that war have given rise to the resurgence of the Taliban.

I swear, I'd like to argue against the path that this administration has taken in a thoughtful and articulate way -- and I have on occasion.

But right now, all I can think to say is: Dear God, our shit-for-brains president and his cadre of myopic minions are seriously the most tragically incompetent fucking idiots currently walking this increasingly hostile planet.


Anonymous said...

It's just ridiculous. My brain hurts from trying to understand the incompetence that is running rampant in our Gov't. We have a President who is just barely liked, a congress who could give two shits about anyone but themselves, and good american citizens dying everyday in a war we shouldn't be involved with anymore.

What ever happened to listening to the people and understanding their true concerns. Remember the issues? Rising Energy Costs, Deflating wages, increase in education costs, Corporate Influence on Gov't, Voter Fraud, the economy, the wars (and their mismanagement)....

It's all about rhetoric and nothing about real issues. Too bad I'm not a millionaire otherwise I'd make a run for office. I'm not the smartest guy but I'm also not studpid enough to ignore what my constituency was really concerned about.

Chez said...

Fine points all.

What's interesting is that the economy -- from a numbers perspective -- is doing quite well, and yet no one seems to be able to feel it. The middle-class is still getting squeezed, which puts our loveable dunce-in-charge in a strange predicament -- wondering whether or not he should take credit for it. I don't doubt however that he will; he's still stupid enough to believe that what's good for the wealthy is good for everyone.

Jonah said...

Why is it that no one ever talks about the fact that through this all everytime Bush speaks he has a smug look on his face. It's like everytime he appears in public he is saying to himself "The jokes on you America, I will now proceed to remove my dick from your collective asses" but you know it sounds dumber coming from him.

Chez said...

Lewis Black said it best -- articulating something I'd noticed better than I ever could have; he said that Bush's face never matches the words that are coming out of his mouth. He's talking about war and death and terrorism and he's got this self-satisfied smile plastered across his face.

It's literally as if he's saying, "Don't cha get it? Don't cha understand what's going on? They hate us because we love freedom!" (or replace the freedom comment with one of the thousands of other inane assertions his 4th-grade mind has made over the past several years.)

VOTAR said...

Everyone saw the softball Bill O'Reilly interview, I'm assuming? It was like an episode of the West Wing -- they kept walking and walking and walking!!! -- except on quaaludes. Oh, and with better set lighting.

The punchline for me was when O'Reilly mentioned dubbya's ratings, and began to ask how Georgie feels when something bad happens that affects his popularity.

B.O.: "So, if we wind up losing in Iraq...."

G.W.: "But we're gonna win."

B.O.: "But if things really start to go badly for us..."

G.W.: "But we're gonna win."

Marjorie said...

Well put. And what's with the "if we don't fight them there then they will come here" shit. Like a poor, homeless Iraqi is actually going to be able to inflict any terrorism on us. Then Bush says people who critique the war are not supporting the troops. But murdering over 2500 service men and women is somehow acceptable.