Five years ago this week our mindless leader Ge0rge was in the Middle East meeting with Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas - five years of bizarre epic failure marked by a rapid downward spiral into the depths of squandered opportunity and rampant theft by the Oil and Defense industry. Ge0rge combines the worst aspects of Hoover, Nixon, Agnew, and Harding all aided by the nefarious shotgun wielding Darth Cheney aided by Rupert Chancellor Palpatine Murdoch and his clone army at Faux Noise. This week in 2003 marked the beginning of Bush's Bataan Death March into Presidential Ignominy. It all evidently started with what Bush believed was a personal audience with GOD at least that's what emerges from the barely intelligible gibberish confirmed by Abbas.
Abbas emphasized that at that stage he made clear to the participants at the Sharm summit that "we need time and capabilities to stand on our feet. And he explained that he had already spoken with Ariel Sharon about reaching a hudna between all the Palestinian factions." According to Abbas, "Bush exploded with angerHolding prisoners only creates tension? Tell them about it at Gitmo, Abu Ghraib, and the other dozen hidden torture camps and ships in the worst shitholes on the planet GeOrge. Most of these guys were no threat prior to your plan of torture but you've insured their hatred for America forever. You have created an army of angry Arabs with legitimate grievances who found themselves Renditioned and raped.
Abbas then outlined the political contacts during the Aqaba summit and said he added the prisoner issue at the three-way session with Bush and Sharon. "I told them the prisons are the election district for a campaign of calm in the Palestinian territories." He said Bush then turned to Sharon "with the following words, `look what you can profit from this, that holding onto the prisoners only creates tension.'"
Cross posted at RUSH LIMBAUGHTOMY
Palestinian Premier Abbas said that at Aqaba, Bush promised to speak with Sharon about the siege on Arafat. He said nobody can speak to or pressure Sharon except the Americans. He was speaking with factions of the PLO in a post Aqaba meeting.
According to Abbas, immediately thereafter Bush said: "God told me to strike at al Qaida and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did, and now I am determined to solve the problem in the Middle East. If you help me I will act, and if not, the elections will come and I will have to focus on them." (See quote in the last paragraph of the HAARETZ article)
And, in what form do you suppose these messages from God come, anyway? Stone tablets? Vivid dreams? Memos from Karl Rove's office? Or perhaps a burning BUSH?
Could it be that George Walker Bush is a present day William Jennings Bryan/Matthew Harrison Brady? Harken back to the Scopes Trial in Dayton Tennessee where the teaching of EVILoution was on trial and the famous populist Bryan came to defend the Holy Bible and the Creationists. In the movie starring Spencer Tracy as Clarence Darrow, Matthew Harrison Brady is called to the stand as an expert on all things Biblical. "So God speaks to Brady and Brady tells the world" thunders Darrow "Is that the way of it then?" "Perhaps we should have the book of Brady." "We can hex the Pentateuch and slip it in nicely between Numbers and Deuteronomy" "Brady, Brady, Brady, Almighty" Substitute Bush for Brady and forget about Weapons of Mass Destruction and cast a cold clear gaze on this Weapon of Self Delusion.
At the time I found it so difficult to believe that Ge0rge would say that GOD told him to attack Iraq in June 2003 I sent an e-mail to Arnon Regular about the quote in his story for HAARETZ
This is his reply via e-mail:
The protocols are the official protocols of meetings held last week between mr. Abbas and the Palestinian fractions in Gaza. Mr. Abbas speech on GWB was his statement on GWB. no more and no less. its not a proof that Mr. Bush said it but its definite proof that Mr. Abbas said that he said it because the protocols are confirmed from his side and the fractions side. There is no question about what Mr. Abbas said and I have not seen any denial by Bush or his people.
Arnon Regular HAARETZ
There is little doubt that Ge0rge made the statement to Abbas that he was carrying out the will of GOD as he was told.
So with all of the power of the American Military, and all of the power of $529,224,913,119 and operating under direct instructions as personally delivered by Almighty GOD, we find ourselves in worse shape than we were five years ago. Osama Bin Laden is still at large. There are some 140,000 troops still in Iraq. And because the money for the war is being borrowed, interest payments could add another $615 billion. A heavily depleted military will have to be rebuilt at a cost of $280 billion. Disability benefits and health care for Iraq war veterans, many of them severely injured, could add another half-trillion dollars over their lifetime.
Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz and Harvard University public finance Professor Laura Bilmes, both of whom served in the Clinton administration, have included those calculations in a new study of the war's long-term costs. Their estimate of the war's price tag: $3 trillion.
5 years later we find that the world's most powerful military and 3 Trillion dollars along with direct instructions from God Almighty have failed - an EPIC FAILURE if ever one existed. Now we know that John McCain wants to continue with risking the lives of thousands of our young people for 100 years if required and billions more of our dollars. Thus far we haven't heard if this is the will of GOD as expressed to John McCain
But John seems to be the annointed relief for the man who speaks directly to the Deity.
Obama has his Reverend Wright but J0hn has a close relationship to the guy who has a direct line. I'm sure God must have told Ge0rge to tell Jeb and Kathryn Harris to purge those 20,000 mostly African American voters from the Florida voting lists using the premise that it's better to deny a few thousand voters their rights than to risk a vote by a felon. No doubt HE instructed Ge0rge insure his re-election through control of black box Diebold voting computers in 2004. Five years later we may be facing another act of God on behalf of J0hn McSame.
We must remain extremely cautious this year with the full realization that our opponents feel they have some holy right to the "throne". These are not honorable rational political foes my friends. The Evil powers behind Bush and McSame may be piping voices directly into Bush's brain. The rich and powerful have control of the entire alphabet soup of agencies and virtually unlimited funding and spying technology. They stole one election for certain and possibly a second. Why should they stop? Nobody seems to have the will required to try any of them for their many crimes.
We should have Hunter Thompson to put this bizarre weirdness in some kind of context and since he is missing we have no choice but to mine the archives of his work for clues to what he might say:
"We are all wired into a survival trip now. No more of the speed that fueled that 60's. That was the fatal flaw in Tim Leary's trip. He crashed around America selling "consciousness expansion" without ever giving a thought to the grim meat-hook realities that were lying in wait for all the people who took him seriously... All those pathetically eager acid freaks who thought they could buy Peace and Understanding for three bucks a hit. But their loss and failure is ours too. What Leary took down with him was the central illusion of a whole life-style that he helped create... a generation of permanent cripples, failed seekers, who never understood the essential old-mystic fallacy of the Acid Culture: the desperate assumption that somebody... or at least some force - is tending the light at the end of the tunnel."
Seems like Ge0rge has cornered the market on the somebody or some force tending the light and all we can hope for there is some time tripper dropping a 100 hits of Mr. Natural Blotters in the punch at a Skull and Bones initiation ceremony.
Maybe this is closer:
You can't make this stuff up. Living the past eight years in the horror of this Bush political reality has made us all jaded and numb. Without the slice and dice journalism of Dr. Gonzo we are ill equipped to put our outrage into words.
We have become a Nazi monster in the eyes of the whole world--a nation of bullies and bastards who would rather kill than live peacefully. We are not just Whores for power and oil, but killer whores with hate and fear in our hearts. We are human scum, and that is how history will judge us...No redeeming social value. Just whores. Get out of our way, or we'll kill you. Who does vote for these dishonest shitheads? Who among us can be happy and proud of having this innocent blood on our hands? Who are these swine? These flag-sucking half-wits who get fleeced and fooled by stupid rich kids like George Bush?
They are the same ones who wanted to have Muhammad Ali locked up for refusing to kill gooks. They speak for all that is cruel and stupid and vicious in the American character. They are the racists and hate mongers among us--they are the Ku Klux Klan. I piss down the throats of these Nazis. And I am too old to worry about whether they like it or not. Fuck them
"It is hard to ignore the prima facie dumbness that got us bogged down in this nasty war in the first place. This is not going to be like Daddy's War, old sport. He actually won, and he still got run out of the White House nine months later.. . The whole thing sucks. It was wrong from the start, and it is getting wronger by the hour. Love in a Time of War, March 31, 2003
Jesus! Where will it end? How low do you have to stoop in this country to be President? -- Fear and Loathing On the Campaign Trail, 1973
Please give us your best HST quote or one of your own in the style of the good Doctor. I can understand why he chose to blow his mind out three years ago facing 4 more years of a Bush pResicency. Who can blame him. But we remain and some of us must go on so "Call on God, but row away from the rocks." and together we might get through the next five months and emerge from darkness into a light at the end of the tunnel that isn't a troop train.
In the meantime give us a quote to help us make it through the long dark nights between now and November. The forces of EVIL amassed against us behind the black gates of our American Modor are rich and powerful. They have already gutted the Constitution and they have shown the will to do whatever is required to maintain their power. We must refuse to be terrorized or afraid if we are to have any hope of taking our country back from the forces of darkness and evil.