Wednesday, August 24, 2005

I'm Sorry About Your Son, But It's Time For My Nap

Now look, he told you once before and apparently you didn't listen. Now you've made the president take time away from his new vacation from his old vacation to tell you again: he started this war and dog gone it, he's going to finish it, even if it takes every last son, daughter, wife and husband he can lay his hands on...well, except the twins that is...and donors, can't let the donors go over there...or their relatives...too dangerous to risk those folks, but for everyone else military service is a noble calling.

President Bush says he has listened to, but disagrees with war critics who want U.S. troops brought home immediately, saying to pull out now would hurt that country's fledgling democracy and the United States too. "Well, 'listened too' might be a bit strong since they were a half mile away, and 'democracy' might be a bit strong, especially if you're a woman, or a Sunni," Bush said.

Addressing reporters Tuesday at a resort in Donnelly in the mountains north of Boise where he was vacationing from his vacation, Bush talked about Sheehan, who had kept a vigil outside his ranch. "She doesn't represent the view of a lot of the families I have met with," Bush said. "Especially the ones Dick and Condi picked for me."

Bush said U.S. troops in Iraq are wrecking the country and becoming targets for the terrorists and that Iraqi progress toward establishing democracy would probably not matter much in the long run. "Especially after them Mullah folks get power," Bush added.

The president urged people not to pay attention as the Iraqi government tries to complete a constitution that erases women's rights, cuts the Sunni's out of power, and initiates a civil war. "That's what we're seeing in Iraq and Dick says that's a positive development," Bush said. When asked to elaborate Bush replied that "We got rid of the evil dictator Saddam and almost have the power restored to the green zone. 9/11! 9/11!"

After the president spoke, more than 100 anti-war protesters gathered at a park across from the Idaho State house to read the names of the more than 1,800 U.S. soldiers who have died in Iraq and to erect hundreds of tiny crosses in their memory.

"Eighteen hundred, huh?" Bush said. "Well, nobody I know at least."

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