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Thursday, June 3

I Can't Resist Another Bush Speech

Sometimes when I read the news about BushCo, I can just imagine the little Dustin Hoffman character from "Wag the Dog" telling George what to say. It makes my brain hurt.

Yesterday when Bush spoke at the Air Force Academy commencement. Here are some excerpts from the whole speech. (I have to make snarky comments cause It's MY bloggy and I'll snark if I want to)

"Like other totalitarian movements, the terrorists seek to impose a grim vision in which dissent is crushed, and every man and woman must think and live in colorless conformity. So to the oppressed peoples everywhere, we are offering the great alternative of human liberty."

Now just wait a minute. What about "free speech zones" in our country? If you don't agree with the President, you are relegated to some zone out of sight from any public gathering. If you aren't carrying a protest sign, you could be a terrorist with a strap on bomb and be allowed to stand curbside as the President passes by. duh.

"For decades, free nations tolerated oppression in the Middle East for the sake of stability. In practice, this approach brought little stability, and much oppression. So I have changed this policy. In the short-term, we will work with every government in the Middle East dedicated to destroying the terrorist networks. In the longer-term, we will expect a higher standard of reform and democracy from our friends in the region."

I hope he holds Israel and Sharon to that standard too.

"And we're working toward the goal of a Palestinian state living side by side with Israel in peace." (Applause.)

ah! How much money are you going to give the Palestinians? And how much top soil are we going to ship there?

"Prime Minister Sharon's plan to remove all settlements from Gaza and several from the West Bank is a courageous step toward peace." (Applause.)

It's about time. Talk to me about the West Bank, Prez.

"His [Sharon's] decision provides an historic moment of opportunity to begin building a future Palestinian state."

His decision? I don't believe it.

"This initiative can stimulate progress toward peace by setting the parties back on the road map, the most reliable guide to ending the occupation that began in 1967. This success will require reform-minded Palestinians to step forward and lead and meet their road map obligations. And the United States of America stands ready to help those dedicated to peace, those willing to fight violence, find a new state so we can realize peace in the greater Middle East." (Applause.)

Yeah yeah

"Some who call themselves "realists" question whether the spread of democracy in the Middle East should be any concern of ours. But the realists in this case have lost contact with a fundamental reality. America has always been less secure when freedom is in retreat. America is always more secure when freedom is on the march."

Yes we are less secure because our freedom is in retreat because we are moving towards a fascist state as democracies tend to do if Mr Bush ever opened a history book.

"For four years, you have trained and studied and worked for this moment. And now it has come. You are the ones who will defeat the enemies of freedom."

Uh oh. That means you will have to overthrow BushCo if they steal the election this November boys.

"Your country is depending on your courage and your dedication to duty. The eyes of the world are upon you. "

That's for damn sure.

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