More demented ramblings from my sick bed as the world drifts into madness
I am still somewhat sick. Which means I am just going to babble rudely about whatever comes to mind. Possibly the past few weeks of bed rest have damaged my brain. I taught my cats sudoku to relieve the boredom, but they’re not very good at it. On the plus side I turned on the TV today just in time to see how to open a Champagne bottle with a sword. Now that’s a handy skill to have, and swords should be easy to get once all those crazed Islamic terrorists get to my neighbourhood. Heck, I should just ask my Muslim neighbours downstairs to borrow their sword, according to Ann Coulter all Muslims keep swords in their homes, right? I’d say that was over the line, but I’m getting really tired of the anti Islamic rhetoric seeping out of the media like the so much recycled “better dead than red” crap it is.
Speaking of the above reported threat that insurgents in Iraq may have planned attacks inside the United Sates. “Conservative” bloggers are already ranting how this “proves” they are out to get us. Let me see if I understand this, the war that was supposed to prevent terrorist attacks on the USA (according to Bush and every pro war sycophant he had,) instead caused the creation of Al-Qaeda in Iraq and said plans to attack the USA, exactly as the antiwar crowd and me predicted. And this is somehow proof that the pro-war crowd was right? Give me a break. No, it’s more evidence that the people (like me) who said the invasion of Iraq would cause terrorism are right.
Or maybe it’s the ever increasing gap between reality and the White House is driving me mad. (I know, I know, someday Bush will be gone and I won’t have anything to blog about anymore. Heck, millions of bloggers will be unemployed when that dark day comes.) In last week’s interview for PBS Newshour, host Jim Lehrer asked Bush why he has not asked more Americans.. “to sacrifice something” for the war in Iraq.
The President replied: “I think a lot of people are in this fight. I mean, they sacrifice peace of mind when they see the terrible images of violence on TV every night.”
OK, maybe it is a sacrifice to watch the MSM, but still, the president’s idea of sacrifice is watching war coverage on TV? Hundreds of thousand of people are dead and maimed, including tens of thousand of Americans, and we are supposed to sacrifice by watching more TV? I’m pretty sure watching more TV will not win the war in Iraq, but at least Bush gets points for creativity.
Then of course the imminent illegal attack on Iran for doing what it is legally allowed to do under international law also has a way of weighing on one’s mind. Just as I start to feel better, Bush and Israel are planning to start a nuclear war. If two of the world’s most powerful nuclear armed nations using nuclear weapons on a nation that cannot possibly defend itself can be called war. Patriot missiles to the Gulf States, another carrier group to the Persian Gulf. Bush’s movie version of a showdown at high noon sure looks like it is in the offing. I guess he didn’t like how his movie in Iraq was turning out, and now he wants to change the channel?
If I’m lucky it will all turn out to be a fever dream.
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