Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Recreant politics

Bush compares today's wars to World War II efforts
By BEN FELLER, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 1 minute ago
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - President Bush, linking the wars of his tenure to the deadliest one in history, is asking the country to commit anew to postwar rebuilding.

In an address for Wednesday to more than 1,000 graduates of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Bush frames their futures by drawing back to the World War II generation. He links the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to postwar Germany and Japan six decades ago.

Words can't describe the contempt and total disgust I feel for this low life piece of shit excuse for a president. The act of comparnig this cluster fuck of a war in Iraq for the benefit of his corporate royalist handlers to the sacrifice and valor of the men and women who fought in World War II is simply the most grievous offence I can think of against those old soldiers who still survive from that lterrible but necessary war.

I knew those soldiers. I sat in deer camps late at night as a bottle was passed around and they spilled out their stories to each other and I sat quietly to the side knowing that what I was hearing deserved to be honored and respects. Even as a 10 yr old child I knew these men were horribly affected by their experiences and that their experiences were indeed powerful and grave. I listened to their stories as they grew older in gas stations (a popular rural meetiing place), bars and backyards. The stories changed as they got older. . . they became stories of regret and mental anguish over their reactions to their experience throughout their life. The violence and the pain all reenforced the fact that these men suffered their whole lives over the hell they endured in the freezing cold fields of Europe and the steaming hot jungles of the Pacific.

These were men who raised me. I have watched them go from young tough brutally strong men who could do ANYTHING to the old and frail gentle men that most are today. Just writing this brings tears to my eyes thinking about the world they inherited and the work they did to make it a better place. These people, both men and women, black and white, rich and poor, were one of America's greatest generations. I can only think of those who fought the Revolution as being comparable.

The truth is, my generation experienced and witnessed a revolution that THEY created and formed upon their return to civilized society. In the 50s and 60s we saw a whole new world created that we today sit back and take for granted. . . but I digress.

How dare that little imbecile of a president, the corporate lackey poser, compare the treasonous mess he and his corporate sponsors have gotten us into to the noble just cause that our fathers and mothers sacrificed themselves for. How can we sit silent as he disrepects and slanders the acts and memory of that great generation?

But remember George W. Bush is not alone. There is an entire congress that has let him and his royalist puppet masters get away with the rape and pillage of our national resources and waging war in the name of corporate capitalism. Yes, those elected officials, those career politicians that we pay to exert the will of corporate America are just as complicit in this treason as the puppet masters who control the presidency.

Fuck you George W. Bush and all your enablers. I hope you all rot in a cold dark nasty prison somewhere until your dying day out of sight but never out of mind of the American people. We can't let this happen again folks.


MacDaddy said...

Good post. But this is all too easy for a rich white guy who never went to war, who failed at several businesses set up for him by his dad.

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