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The Whiner-in-Chief

Is it just me or does it seem like George Bush is whining even more than usual lately.

"Unfortunately, on too many issues, some in Congress are behaving as if America is not at war. This is no time for Congress to weaken the Department of Justice by denying it a strong and effective leader. ... It's no time for Congress to weaken our ability to intercept information from terrorists about potential attacks on the United States of America. And this is no time for Congress to hold back vital funding for our troops as they fight al-Qaeda terrorists and radicals in Afghanistan and Iraq."

Awwwwwwwwwww! Poor baby! It's tough having to deal with an ostensibly co-equal branch of government isn't it? Darn those founding fathers for making your life so difficult.

"History teaches us that underestimating the words of evil, ambitious men is a terrible mistake. Bin Laden and his terrorist allies have made their intentions as clear as Lenin and Hitler before them. And the question is, will we listen?"

Oh, we hear bin Laden all right. It's YOU that we're not listening to. It's YOUR response to the 9/11 attacks that we oppose. You see we fundamentally believe that we should not trash the constitution and abandon our civil rights just because 19 goons with boxcutters hijacked some planes. We also believe that if somebody attacks us we should attack them in response, not some innocent bystander. When the Japanese attacked us at Pearl Harbor we didn't attack the Australians in response, we attacked Japan. When 9/11 happened, you used it as a battering ram to force America into a war with Iraq even though there were no Iraqis on board the planes on 9/11 and there was no collaboration between Iraq and al Qaeda.

"When it comes to funding our troops, some in Washington should spend more time responding to the warnings of terrorists like Osama bin Laden and the requests of our commanders on the ground, and less time responding to the demands of MoveOn.org bloggers and Code Pink protesters."

Or maybe the Congress should spend more time listening to the AMERICAN PEOPLE, the large majority of whom want our troops out of Iraq within a year. And last I checked, most MoveOn.org bloggers are Americans Mr. President. Is it your contention that Congress should not listen to the wishes of their constituents? Or that the Senate should approve your Attorney General nominee who hasn't got the foggiest idea of whether waterboarding is illegal, and is therefore utterly unqualified to serve in the post?

It's clear what your problem is Mr. President. You just don't like the Constitution and our system of government. It's just too inconvenient; too much of a hassle for you. It would be much simpler if Congress would just roll over and rubber stamp everything you want to do, and if the American people would stop being so unsupportive of your unnecessary war for profit in Iraq.

no-whining.pngMy advise is to buck up Georgie. You're president of the United States (for another miserable 444 days), not the president of the Soviet Union. Dissent is our right and responsibility as Americans. Get used to it. Or resign.

Hillary Clinton had a good response to the President's whining:

"George Bush's faulty and offensive historical analogies aren't going to end the war in Iraq, make America safer or bring our troops home. Americans are tired of the president's efforts to play politics with national security and practice the politics of division."

Go get 'em Hillary!

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Comments (6)

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

Donkey kicks Jackass - Film at Eleven!

Well said, Larkin. You've spoken for a lot of Americans -- Democrats and Republicans and Independents -- who are fed up with Bush's blusterings and bullshit.

Steve Crickmore[TypeKey Profile Page]:

George Bush sure spends a lot of time talking about Osama bin Laden, considering he said in March of 2002, when bin Laden was much more relevant "I truly am not that concerned about him. He's just -- he's a person who's now been marginalized. His network, his host government has been destroyed."

I think most of America wishes both of these men would just shut up. I can't help but think time has pased both them. It is only since Iraq has gone so badly, that it has been necessary for Bush to reinvent bin Laden.

Im his speech, yesterday, even if he didn't write it, there were several non-sensical statements or 'Bushisms'. The AG was to be "sword in", like at a Skull n' Bones initiation ceremony or..

"Here's the bottom line: This is no time for Congress to weaken the Department of Justice by denying it a strong and effective leader" mnnn... like his predecessor Alfredo..and

"We must take the words of the enemy seriously. The terrorists have stated their objectives. They intend to build a totalitarian Islamic empire -- encompassing all current and former Muslim lands,(does that include Spain most of it was once under the Moors or India under the Moghuls?) stretching from Europe to North Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia" how with boxcutters, isolated attacks every 10 years, car bombs in Iraq, that alienate the local people. Get real. Most of the Islamic world hates Al Queda more than Dubya, or at least until Abu Grahib or Blackwater came along. One momment "they're in a cave utterly destoyed and the next moment they're building a 10,000 mile empire, spanning 3 continents..surpassing the Roman, Ottoman and Soviet Empires. Which is it to be? This is why the global war on terrorism is so useful for the idiot king, Bush. It can be so chimerical or amorphous, and every 6 month the seemingly unpursued bin Laden obliges with ravings to match Bush's, on some video.

Bush again.."And now we're at the start of a new century, and the same debate is once again unfolding -- this time regarding my policy in the Middle East. Once again, voices in Washington are arguing that the watchword of the policy should be 'stability.' And once again they're wrong"...So once again, 'instability' is the object of Bush's policy in the Middle East (what coherent policy does he have? he has alienated everyone but the Israelis) and once again, he is probably going to pay us in kind.

Steve Crickmore[TypeKey Profile Page]:

Larkin, thanks.. When it really counted, in August, 2001 when Bush received the memo, 'Bin Laden determined to strike in the US' at his Crawford ranch. He responded brusquely to the agent/messenger who had come all the way to Crawford from Washington "Your ass is covered now get the hell out of here".

6 years after his CONSTITUTIONAL negligence,'long after the horse has left the barn' Bush is flogging this memo or meme; from his speech.

"Some in Washington should spend more time responding to the warnings of terrorists like Osama bin Laden and the requests of our commanders on the ground, and less time responding to the demands of MoveOn.org bloggers and Code Pink protesters." Audience Appluse

But of course, when he could have done some good, and listened and acted and saved thousands of American lives.... He and his Heritage audience have got no shame.

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

I've never seen that memo and report, Steve. As we approach the November '08 election it would be worthwhile to trot that out and throw it in the face of whichever lying bullshit artist success in stealing the Republican nomination...

Steve Crickmore[TypeKey Profile Page]:

No I don't have the blacked out memo any more than was in the CNN link I will try to get more of it..But here is the fuller context of my other quote fom 'the Washington Post' 'The Ron Suskind '(THE ONE PERCENT SOLUTION) book's opening anecdote tells of an unnamed CIA briefer who flew to Bush's Texas ranch during the scary summer of 2001, amid a flurry of reports of a pending al-Qaeda attack, to call the president's attention personally to the now-famous Aug. 6, 2001, memo titled "Bin Ladin Determined to Strike in US." Bush reportedly heard the briefer out and replied: "All right. You've covered your ass, now."

It's too bad Bush couldn't fire himself.

Steve Crickmore[TypeKey Profile Page]:

The BBC has a slighty more expanded version ends with...Nevertheless, FBI information since that time indicates patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for hijackings or other types of attacks, including recent surveillance of federal buildings in New York.

The FBI is conducting approximately 70 full field investigations throughout the US that it considers Bin Laden-related.

The CIA and the FBI are investigating a call to our embassy in the United Arab Emirates in May saying that a group of Bin Laden supporters was in the US planning attacks with explosives.

If he had gone on national TV with a 5 minute address asking people to come forward with suspicious activity..like taking
flying lessons without wanting to land while driving around with posters of Bin laden in the back seat~~ or even phoned the FBI and CIA to get working on this together~~ the plot would have been discovered in a day. The Saudis said today they were tailing some or most of these guys..
(I think the Israelis were too).

Speaking to the Arabic satellite network Al-Arabiya on Thursday, Bandar -- now Abdullah's national security adviser -- said Saudi intelligence was "actively following" most of the September 11, 2001, plotters "with precision."

"If U.S. security authorities had engaged their Saudi counterparts in a serious and credible manner, in my opinion, we would have avoided what happened," he said.

Instead Bush's reaction to hearing the memo was to yawn, typically ask no questions, a complete zero..and yet he will probably end his days, making speeches at hundred's of thousnd$ a click, regaling his Heritage type audiences about well he protected America and our 'freedumb' during his watch and that the Dems don't listen to terrorist warnings.


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