Thursday, September 1, 2005


I was reading an article at Spiegel Online similar to the Molly Ivins piece posted below, only with more depth. The last line made me blow up another blood pressure monitor. Good thing I get 'em by the case.

On the day the levees burst in New Orleans, Bush delivered a speech in Colorado comparing the Iraq war to World War II and himself to Franklin D. Roosevelt: "And he knew that the best way to bring peace and stability to the region was by bringing freedom to Japan." Bush had boarded his very own "Streetcar Named Desire."

In his deranged attempt to compare himself to FDR, a man who actually did some good for the nation and the world, by calling WWII an attempt to "bring freedom to Japan", he has once again showed his contempt for facts and history, and, by extension, for all of us. On the one hand, he likens himself to one of our great Presidents, while on the other he is trying to undo everything Roosevelt did for the American people and the rest of the world.

By the way, even as a Machiavellian politician, the Chimp ain't a pimple on FDR's ass.

I hope the son of a bitch lives long enough to hear what history has to say about him. It won't be too long in coming. Then we can hang him.

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