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Colonel Panic
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Icon 2 posted January 10, 2007 18:21      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
D'ja catch the part where he wanted to call up the National Guard to combat students at Kent State?

Dark Nixon humor aside, this sounded like an old LBJ escalation speech.

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Cap'n Vic

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Icon 1 posted January 10, 2007 18:41      Profile for Cap'n Vic     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
His 'plan' is clear.

Call for more troops knowing the Dems won't approve funding. Blame the Dems and the next administration when (like it hasn't already) things turn to shit in Iraq. Where is Lee Harvey Oswald when you need him?

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drunkennewfiemidget
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Icon 1 posted January 10, 2007 19:09      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I suggest just watching a taping of his speech and playing a drinking game.

Every time he says any of the following, you take a drink:

  • nuk-you-lur
  • evil-doers
  • axis-of-evil
  • weapons of mass destruction
  • they hate freedom
  • terra

Guaranteed you'll be drunk off your ass within 5 minutes.

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Callipygous
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Icon 1 posted January 11, 2007 09:17      Profile for Callipygous     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Colonel Panic:
Dark Nixon humor aside, this sounded like an old LBJ escalation speech.

The parallels between GWB and LBJ are quite marked. The minority who admire GWB will regard this a demonstration of his toughness and grit, but I see it rather as the clearest demonstration yet of his weakness. Before he was "born again" as a Christian his life story was one of drift, business failure and alcoholism, so religion saved his life in every sense, and no doubt his marriage too. He was also a chameleon, dropping his patrician East Coast background for this folksy Texas persona so completely and effectively that he seems not to be his parents' child. Then there's that funny thing with his eyes, it looks like there's a wall behind them, or perhaps nothing. It makes you wonder if he has any centre, or if it's all just a blank canvass for someone else to write on. This unusual behaviour makes me think that he does not trust himself to cope with life, let alone the Presidency without faith and his political beliefs are tangled with his religion, so he would still rather disregard the evidence of his own eyes rather than modify even that political faith. I suspect he thinks of this as his dark night of the soul for that political faith. In any event the neocons and their think tank, the AEI, are still 100% in control of the direction of foreign policy despite its manifest failure, and will remain so even though it is all blowing up in their faces.

It's all too depressing really, so I was pleased to see on that BBC page the link to a story about a good man in a bad place and the difference he can make.

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Metasquares
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quote:
Originally posted by Cap'n Vic:
His 'plan' is clear.

Call for more troops knowing the Dems won't approve funding. Blame the Dems and the next administration when (like it hasn't already) things turn to shit in Iraq. Where is Lee Harvey Oswald when you need him?

I also noticed that this "plan" materialized as soon as the democrats gained control of Congress.
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chicgeek
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Icon 1 posted January 11, 2007 19:35      Profile for chicgeek     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My cable went out last night, so I didn't catch the speech. So sad. [Razz]
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Cap'n Vic

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Icon 1 posted January 11, 2007 19:37      Profile for Cap'n Vic     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by chicgeek:
My cable went out last night, so I didn't catch the speech. So sad. [Razz]

A coincidence? I think not.

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supaboy
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Icon 1 posted January 12, 2007 05:37      Profile for supaboy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Callipygous:
In any event the neocons and their think tank, the AEI, are still 100% in control of the direction of foreign policy despite its manifest failure, and will remain so even though it is all blowing up in their faces.

The problem is that it doesn't just blow up in their faces. They screw up and it makes the rest of us look bad, too.
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quote:
Then there's that funny thing with his eyes, it looks like there's a wall behind them, or perhaps nothing.
In a moment of "deja vu all over again", this reminds me of that Star Trek episode (the original) where Kirk, Spock et al go to a planet where the culture is a copy of the Nazis, BUT.... the leader (Hitler) is actually reading from a script as he has been drugged and is consequently being controlled by his evil minions; hmmm, d'ya think Condy also has a degree in pharmaceuticals; I'm sure Bob, the OTHER evil Gates, could probably remember something from his days in Langley; don't ya just love conspiracy theories.

remember kids, just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they're not out to kill ya

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Callipygous
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Icon 1 posted January 12, 2007 16:22      Profile for Callipygous     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
To stop thinking about this nightmare seriously I have been fantasising what would have happened if Bush had given the MacWorld keynote and Steve Jobs had announced the new direction for Iraq. The iPhone would of course have been a chaotic mess that nobody could put together, and I suppose the Iraq war would be small and shiny if quite expensive, and every country would want one.

It beats reality anyway, Steve Jobs for president!

PS Good to see you again supaboy!

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