The Talking Lion

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Obligatory shrill attack of Bush speech...

Sigh.

Let's begin.

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You know what? Fuck it. This is his speech in a nutshell:
"They are trying to shake our will in Iraq, just as they tried to shake our will on September the 11th, 2001."
False equivalence and "trust me", that's all he said last night. The tried-and-true formula of "Iraq? Well, 9/11..." worked in 2004, and 2003, and 2002, so it's not much of a surprise when he tries it again in Twenty-ot-five.
"The troops here and across the world are fighting a global war on terror. The war reached our shores on September the 11th, 2001. The terrorists who attacked us -- and the terrorists we face -- murder in the name of a totalitarian ideology that hates freedom, rejects tolerance, and despises all dissent. Their aim is to remake the Middle East in their own grim image of tyranny and oppression -- by toppling governments, by driving us out of the region, and by exporting terror."

Hates freedom, rejects tolerance, and despises all dissent. Hmmm. That sounds an awful lot like, well the Republican Party. Lets examine:

Hates Freedom: How bout freedom of religion, more to the point, freedom from religion. I would point you to Justice Sunday crusaders who currently make up the leadership in the Republican legislators.

Rejects Tolerance:
You know we have a shortage of Arabic translators, crucial to fast digestion of intelligence. Well this of course has been exacerbated by the firing of a bunch of Arabic translators because they were gay. What about the presidential support of the anti-gay marriage amendment? Very tolerant, sirs.

Despises Dissent:
Just watch any of Bush's faux townhall
color-coordinated, feel-good sessions. Or how about the folks that were unlawfully imprisoned during the Republican National Convention? Go to pier 57 and read a bit.

So every time he or one of his lackeys spews the same tired crap about hating us for our freedoms, remember that Bush does too.

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