"Our Troops", Bush's Bloody Shirt, and QPRA**
"Our troops." "Our troops." "Our troops." Gawd, I'm sick of hearing those words from a regime full of draft dodgers and service evaders who wouldn't know what it's like to serve in the military if you showed them the movie, "Platoon", handed them a paintball gun, and told them to go play outside.
In his weekly radio address this morning, George Bush once again waves the bloody shirt of non-patriotism and partisanship:
"I call on members of Congress to put partisanship on hold, resolve their differences, and send me a clean bill that gets our troops the funds they need," Bush said.
He planned to continue to press this point nearly every day next week, when all of Congress will be back in session after House lawmakers return...It would seem to me that McFlightsuit isn't exactly dealing from a position of strength, and he knows it - but it's like with Fred Fielding and the AttorneyGate email dispute - McFlightsuit won't listen to anyone except the demons in his own head, and those demons won't negotiate with anyone. It's McFlightsuit's way, or the highway.
The next 5 days are going to be critical in terms of the future direction of the occupation in Iraq. Contrary to McFlightsuit's polling of his own internal demons (who say, "We're on YOUR side, sir!"), the vast majority of Americans are no longer standing by George W. Bush as he claps louder and hopes for some kind of divine intervention in Iraq to salvage the legacy of his failed (and possibly criminal) presidency:
As long as McFlightsuit's feet are firmly planted in concrete shoes, and he won't move an inch on funding options for QPRA**, Reid and Pelosi should be taking the same position - or perhaps moving even further. Some people would say that it's way past time to introduce articles of impeachment.
G.W. Bush is going to try and dominate the discussion early next week by turning up the volume on the war funding debate. With Alberto Gonzales slated to testify before congress on Tuesday regarding the AttorneyGate scandal, it's likely that any new tantrums from Bush, at least regarding war funding, will fall on deaf and unsympathetic ears.
It's about time.
** QPRA: quagmire-program related activities.