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Monday, November 14, 2005

Tinpot Banana Junta

Reasonable people can disagree about the conduct of the war, but it is irresponsible for Democrats to now claim that we misled them and the American people. Leaders in my administration and members of the United States Congress from both political parties looked at the same intelligence on Iraq, and reached the same conclusion: Saddam Hussein was a threat.

--George W. Bush

The leader of the nation gives a speech to a military audience at a military base, in it he denounces his political opponents and suggests that when they question his actions they are sullying the honor of the troops he is addressing. Though he refrains from outright accusations of treason, and cloaks the implications in language that has the appearance of civility, the meaning is clear.

And who is the man attempting to rally the military to his side in domestic political debate, is it some comic-opera generallissimo attempting a coup so that the shopkeepers and banana-harvesters don't get too uppity? No, it is the leader of the richest and most powerful nation the world has ever seen. This is pathetic, it shows the fearful and desperate nature of Bush Junta, as it watches it's power slip away.

As an american it pisses me off that our president is acting like a cheap thug, trying to threaten the legislature with the displeasure of the military; basically to avoid being held accountable for the way that he and his advisors wagged the dog from here to Baghdad.

Thanks to TPM for getting me started on this one.


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