Mad props

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Bush's public props are falling away one by one. One only wonders how long before Laura tearfully hops onto the public stage expressing her deepest regrets for marrying the man...

And this isn't even to mention quasi props like the good congressman who once sponsored a bill to ensure that congress only snacked American with Freedom Fries changing his mind and criticizing the war.

Digby notes that an Iraqi woman gushed over by Bush in his last State of the Union address is pissed at the state of the Iraqi constitution: "we have lost all the gains we made over the last 30 years. It's a big disappointment."

Not only that, but there's another Iraqi woman Bush ostentatiously celebrated in a 2003 speech who's utterly disgusted with the state of affairs: "I wanted Iraqi women to be free, to be able to talk freely and to able to move around. I am not going to stay here."

Now things change, it's true, but the constitution over which these women despair has been praised so highly (and orwellianly?) by Mr. Bush: "The fact that Iraq will have a democratic constitution that honors women's rights, the rights of minorities, is going to be an important change in the broader Middle East." (Hullabaloo)

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