Friday, March 14, 2008

I COULD NOT HAVE SAID IT BETTER, MYSELF.WITH GREAT THANKS TO SALON.COM:
By Alex Koppelman, of Salon
Friday, March 14, 2008 12:41 EDT
Bush "envious" of U.S. troops in Afghanistan
Here's one reason we're looking forward to Jan. 20, 2009: Finally, President Bush will stop sucking all the irony out of the room and writers can have some back.
Participating in a videoconference Thursday in which he was told about continuing challenges in Afghanistan, Bush told the U.S. troops on the other end of the video link:
I must say, I'm a little envious. If I were slightly younger and not employed here, I think it would be a fantastic experience to be on the front lines of helping this young democracy succeed.
It must be exciting for you ... in some ways romantic, in some ways, you know, confronting danger. You're really making history, and thanks.
We know it's the easy point to make here, but we do seem to remember a war Bush supported and that he could have participated in if he finds war so romantic. We also seem to remember him avoiding that particular war. But then, maybe that's just us.
Alex Koppelman
Lisa here, saying be sure to check out salon.com yourself, to read the dozens of letters(so far) sent exclaiming various points of view.Everything from "Let George W. serve on the front-lines...." to "This is what happens when you only know war through John Wayne movies..."
Sigh.

4 comments:

Pris said...

Hi Lisa
Only more proof that George Bush is certifiable...as if we really needed more??:-)

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I see you're both poet and actress in that great home of Collin Kelly, Rhett Butler, and five of my relatives. Just don't run into four of my relatives there and you should be okay.

I'm adding you to my links so I can find you again on my periodic forays through the blogs. You have a good one here.

Lisa Allender said...

Thanks, Pris for stopping in, adding me, and for the compliments etc.....
I'm not sure what you mean, when you say:"Just don't run into four of my relatives there and you should be okay." Does this mean they are hardcore Fundies/Repubes, etc.? If so, you have my sympathies.
I took a vow again this year, of Peace & Non-Violence.I belong to a Pax Christi, a very inclusive, loving Peace & Social Justice Group.But gee, George W. has GOT to stop saying stupid things. It really does raise my blood pressure...

sam of the ten thousand things said...

"in some ways romantic" ... What a truly tragic & pathetic notion. Koppelman makes a great point. Thanks for the post, Lisa.

SarahJane said...

What an enduring jerk.
I must say I will miss my Bushisms calendar, though.
smile