Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Bush Readies State of the Union Speech

Comedians ready your pens.

In his first State of the Union address to a Democratic-controlled Congress, President Bush will urge that gasoline consumption be slashed by 20 percent, the White House said, and try to dissuade lawmakers ready to resist his Iraq war buildup.

After Sept. 11th here in the US, Bush had us all on his side. He had the unquestionable support of the American people. I can still remember the days after the attack, remember the American people calling for revenge, for blood, for justice. I remember people calling for the invasion and bombing of any country that had a mass population of brown people. In those days it didn't matter whether it were Sunni or Shiite, we wanted blood and we wanted vengence. Funny how things change over the course of time. Bush had us all in his hands and he fucked it up. Almost six months later, aside from small progress made here and there, we have not gotten our revenge, justice has not been served and we are stuck in a war that had nothing to do with Sept. 11th. Bush had the chance to be one of the most popular Presidents in American history. Now, he will go down as one of the worst. And the worst thing about this is, when he is out of office, the shockwaves from his actions will be felt for decades. We dragged in other countries to our mess like Britain and Australia. Watching this State of the Union speech will be like watching someone pass away from cancer.

In Tuesday night's address before a joint session of Congress, Bush was not expected to rehash the speech he gave less than two weeks ago laying out his revamped war plan. Instead, he was expected to argue anew that success in Iraq is indispensable in efforts to make Americans safer in the era of terrorism.

Have you ever been in the middle of doing something, anything, when it dawns on you that perhaps it wasn't such a good idea? You think to yourself, "Man, I shouldn't be doing this but it's too late now". That's where we are as a country now.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come we keep giving the retarded person the mike?...this is what rehab is all about. Please! the longer he's around, the country will feel angry, hopeless & sad...we just don't want to view our mistake over and over again...get him out

January 24, 2007 6:57 AM  

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