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Monday, August 29, 2005

The Straight Story

I'd like to see all the fightin' keyboarders and bumper-sticker tough guys talk to (and about) this guy the way they have to Cindy Sheehan:

U.S. Army Specialist Tomas Young has some questions for George W. Bush. He's never met with the Commander-in-Chief who sent him into Sadr City, Iraq in a canvass covered truck during a massive uprising in that city on April 4, 2004. The same city on the same day that Cindy Sheehan's son Casey was killed.

Tomas was lucky. He was only paralyzed from the chest down. Amongst other things he'd like to ask of Bush, is why he won't allow funding for stem cell research which might eventually restore the spine that he lost in Bush's War. A spine, as Tomas explained to us yesterday on The BRAD SHOW, which apparently Bush has never had.

Tomas and his new wife Bree (also pictured), came to Crawford from Kansas City on their honeymoon to "stand" in support of Cindy Sheehan.


Suddenly all those cheap bromides about how Sheehan has been undermining troop morale and all sort of pale a bit more, don't they? Look, that argument was always a non-starter anyway -- if morale is so fragile that a grieving mother could ruin it, what got them to that tenuous point in the first place? Having to "Mad Max" their Humvees because Rumsfeld still hasn't gotten them the uparmored vehicles he promised them? Having a ringside seat to a civil war that could destabilize the region even more than it already is?

I would think that a great deal of morale loss might be contingent on having a so-called commander-in-chief who can't keep his spin straight from one day to the next:

Bush on Saturday : "What is important is that Iraqis are now addressing these issues through debate and discussion -- not at the barrel of a gun."

Bush on Sunday : "The negotiators and drafters of this document braved the intimidation of terrorists and they mourn the cowardly assassination of friends and colleagues involved in the process of drafting the constitution."


I think many of us, who are not exactly temperamentally disinclined to fight, would have second thoughts about fighting for such a man. All the purple prose and boilerplate freedom praise for medieval theocrats cannot disguise that the leadership of this country hasn't got a clue about what they're doing, and people die while they fucking figure it out.

Even the famed purple-finger lady showcased at the State of the Union speech has given up on him. Perhaps the Fightin' Keyboarders want to cast her as a Jew-baiter too -- or maybe, just maybe, they can consider the possibility that she knows something that they don't know, and that Dear Leader doesn't want to know.

3 comments:

Happenstance said...

Wait for it:

"There are people who have expressed concerns about this man's service. They have suggested that he may have paralyzed himself to get out of combat."
--Michelin Malky

Heywood J. said...

Oh yeah. That'll definitely happen before either Maglalang or Bush ever admit that they might have been wrong about anything.

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