Wednesday, November 01, 2006

REPUBLICANS Think Our Troops Are Stupid

Will someone please tell me why John Kerry didn't behave as forceully in 2003 as he did at the press conference that he called yesterday?
For those of you who missed this--and you were God awful unlucky if you did--John Kerry cracked an off the cuff joke about how young people should study hard and get good grades or they might get stuck in Iraq.   Of course the comment was directed at our combat-dodging president who hated studying,and who got by on a C average--the implication being that George W. Bush was so stupid that he didn't bother to study what might happen in Iraq if we were to launch a war of choice. 
Of course that was the intended meaning.    Deputy Propaganda Minister, (i.e. Spokes Liar) Tony Snow had  other ideas and decided it would be a really nice idea to suggest that Kerry was calling our troops ignorant and undereducated.  
Do you remember a point that I recently made about the Republicans?   How everything they accuse other people of doing is in essence a form of projection, a twisted form of confession in which they project their many sins and twisted beliefs onto others?   Well, I have a felling that this is exactly what the Republicans--Bush and his inner circle in particular--really and truly think about the troops.   We have already seen how Republicans present friendly images of themselves to the people they are manipulating and exploiting.   Witness how Bush, Rove, and their ilk played the Christian Right for what it was worth and then referred to them as nutty and difficult to handle.   We've seen how Rove praised his gay step father and then used gays as whipping boys to energize the Christian base of the party--only to ridicule those same Christians when he thought no one was listening.   And let's not forget that sick "comedy" routine" in which George W. Bush made a mockery out of American troops by creeping around the Oval Office looking for the missing weapons of mass destruction.   Trust me.   We've seen it time and time again.   When these lying sons of bitches accuse someone else of doing something it's usually to smear an innocent victim and to cover up the fact that this is what Bush and his cronies have been doing or thinking themselves.  Translated into the every day vernacular, when Spokes Liar Tony Snow accused John Kerry of mocking the troops, Snow was actually admitting that this Administration has manipulated and exploited the troops, only to believe that the troops were foolish for allowing themselves to be deceived by the Greedy Old Perverts in the first place.   Or to be succinct:  George W Bush, who truly is of limited intelligence, believes that the troops are as stupid as he is.
Personally, I rather liked John Kerry's comeback at yesterday's press conference:
"If anyone thinks a veteran would criticize the more than 140,000 heroes serving in Iraq and not the president who got us stuck there, they're crazy. This is the classic G.O.P. playbook. I'm sick and tired of these despicable Republican attacks that always seem to come from those who never can be found to serve in war, but love to attack those who did.

I'm not going to be lectured by a stuffed suit White House mouthpiece standing behind a podium, or doughy Rush Limbaugh, who no doubt today will take a break from belittling Michael J. Fox's Parkinson's disease to start lying about me just as they have lied about Iraq. It disgusts me that these Republican hacks, who have never worn the uniform of our country lie and distort so blatantly and carelessly about those who have.

The people who owe our troops an apology are George W. Bush and Dick Cheney who misled America into war and have given us a Katrina foreign policy that has betrayed our ideals, killed and maimed our soldiers, and widened the terrorist threat instead of defeating it. These Republicans are afraid to debate veterans who live and breathe the concerns of our troops, not the empty slogans of an Administration that sent our brave troops to war without body armor.

Bottom line, these Republicans want to debate straw men because they're afraid to debate real men. And this time it won't work because we're going to stay in their face with the truth and deny them even a sliver of light for their distortions. No Democrat will be bullied by an administration that has a cut and run policy in Afghanistan and a stand still and lose strategy in Iraq."
To that I would only add the following.  For some reason John Kerry felt that he had a reason to apologize when no reason was required in the first place.   If anyone owes the troops and their families an apology it is George W. Bush and his chicken hawk cabinet, which have never looked upon our young men and women as anything except disposable cogs in a machine.   More than 2,800 dead; more than 20,000 wounded or permanently disabled.   Somewhere in the neighborhood of 600,000 Iraqi casualties and more than a million Iraqis displaced.   A police force which is saturated with militiamen and insurgents who take the training skills they receive from American soldiers and then use those skills to--you guessed it--kill American soldiers; stop loss measures which keep American soldiers on duty for however long this President and his puppet masters think it is necessary, ad nauseam.
Of course I would never expect an apology from Bush nor any of the thugs and Brownshirts who dominate this Administration.  That might be a human thing to do, and as we have all learned during the past six years, at least 28 percent of the Republican Party is incapable of anything which even remotely resembles a loving, compassionate thought for anyone or anything.
And they have the audacity to go after John Kerry?  What can I say?  George W. Bush and his supporters are without honor.

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