Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Bush Takes The Bullshit By The Horns

Generally speaking, I mainly read the NY Daily News for the sports (I know, it's kinda like the inverse of reading Playboy "for the articles"), but Denis Hamill does a damn fine job of hitting Bush with the chair today:
I'm amazed that anyone is amazed that it took George W. Bush three days to show up in New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

That's exactly how long it took him to show up at Ground Zero after 9/11.

So it mystifies me that the pundits and the cable gasbags keep telling us that George W. Bush missed his "bullhorn moment" in New Orleans.

No, he didn't.

Because his bullhorn moment in New York City was just as late and just as disgraceful as his fumbling handling of the Katrina carnage.


It will go down as one of the worst moments in American history because when he stood on the smoldering ruins amid the dust of the dead it was through that bullhorn that Bush's Big Lie was first shouted to the world that the people who knocked down those buildings would soon be hearing from us.


Historians will refocus that bullhorn moment as the point of origin to exploit a terrible attack on America for a preconceived war in Iraq that had nothing to do with our dead.

Historians also will remember that directly after the terrorists attacked the World Trade Center on Sept. 11 2001, killing 2,749, our fearless leader, with all that Texas Air Guard combat training, hopped aboard Air Force One and lammed to, um, Omaha.

Talk about heroic.

And as real heroes dug in the rubble for signs of life, shortening their own lives in the toxic air, Bush hid out. Then three days later, when the coast was clear, he arrived to shoot a Karl Rove-inspired reelection commercial and to launch a war in Iraq.

The invasion of Baghdad started in New York in that "bullhorn moment" three days after Sept. 11.


I often ask successful conservative businessmen friends if they would let George W. Bush run their private businesses. They almost always smile and admit they wouldn't. And yet they voted for him torun the most powerful nation on the planet.

Yowza! Read the whole thing - I left some real good stuff on the cutting room floor. I... really don't have anything to add to it.


Anonymous said...

At least Bush is acting against terrorism, unlike the previous administration who did nothing to prevent it. Here we had Clinton just announce his "wonderful" idea of "terrorism insurance." Nothing like "living with the problem" instead of preventing it, right Mr. Clinton? That liberal article is the most brainless piece of garbage I have read yet.

I wouldn't be too proud of announcing that you approve of this article, because I'd be ashamed of you if I knew you personally for doing so. Really, how steaming mad can you liberals get based on the past two Presidential elections? It shows, more and more. Nothing like coming together during a time of crisis, right? Heaven forbid you project your divided, left-wing nonsense to the rest of the world, showing them how this country functions during a time of need. Nice going, idiot(s).

Eli said...

Dude, I think you missed a cliche.


No, my bad, you got 'em all.

Carry on.

oldwhitelady said...

I didn't realize it took him 3 days to get to ground zero. Well, now, I guess we know what he thinks of the people!

Elmo said...

WOW Eli you caught a troll! Bush cant react quickly because he is a pampered rich boy...he has no experience in such things

Eli said...

I get 'em occasionally, but it's pretty rare. I think if you feed 'em too much, word gets out.

I think the pampered rich boy thing is indirectly right - I think it's more that he's never actually taken responsibility for anything. He loves being *in charge*, but when it comes to actually getting things done, he just assumes that other people will take care of it, and someone has to nudge him out of spectator mode... and then run away.