Friday, June 30, 2006

Bush Accuses Democrats Of "Waving The White Flag Of Surrender." Does He Think The Same Of Casey?

Speaking at a June 28 fundraiser, President Bush attacked congressional Democrats, accusing the opposition of "waving the white flag of surrender" in Iraq.

"There's a group in the opposition party who are willing to retreat before the mission is done," he said. "They're willing to wave the white flag of surrender. And if they succeed, the United States will be worse off, and the world will be worse off."

According to the Washington Post, Bush has been using the "white flag of surrender" at fundraisers throughout the month, "adopting the more cutting approach of his senior political adviser, Karl Rove."

The applause line is red meat for conservative-friendly audiences willing to pledge millions for re-election campaigns. But it's out of date -- a point the Post fails to mention.

Bush, of course, was briefed on Friday by the top American commander in Iraq, Gen. George Casey, on his plan to reduce U.S. troops in Iraq, with the first cuts perhaps coming by September, and much deeper cuts coming in 2007. The plan is conceptually similar to one offered by Sens. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Jack Reed (D-RI) -- a plan that was lambasted by conservatives as a "cut and run" policy, and ultimately rejected by the Senate.

Bush won't admit that the top American commander is proposing something akin to what his party snidely called "cut and run." It would ruin a good applause line, and hurt fund raising.

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Here's a suggestion: Instead of lying about Democrats to raise money, maybe Bush could repeat his March, 2004, stand-up routine on not being able to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq! That would bring home the big bucks, right?

Remember that laugh riot? With some 500 U.S. troops dead in Iraq, Bush stood before the 60th annual Radio and Television Correspondents Association dinner and showed "candid" images of him looking behind drapes, under his desk, and elsewhere in the White House, offering applause lines like: "Those weapons of mass destruction have got to be somewhere."

Or here's a better idea: Maybe Bush could just tell the truth -- that a majority of Americans want troop redeployment, the Iraqi leadership wants troop redeployment, and his own top general believes it's time for troop redeployment. It may not get as many applause lines, but it would give Bush a chance to be an actual leader for the entire U.S.

17 Comments:

Blogger thewaronterrible said...

"They're willing to wave the white flag of surrender. And if they succeed, the United States will be worse off, and the world will be worse off."
Whenever Bush spews such propaganda, just where are the inquiring journalists?
Just where is the resounding demand from the mainstream media -- or from the Democrats for that matter -- for absolutely any proof from the Bush Administration that the effort to prop up a Democracy in Iraq is doing anything, or would do anything, to make the U.S. or the world any safer from terrorism?
????
Here's the reality.
There exists no such proof outside of Bush-Administration-Progress for-A-New-American-Century" neocon fantasies.
Period.
This is all we have stringing we Americans along in a war taking a massive toll on human lives and U.S. finances being carried out in our name.

It's time to repeat some infamous quotes.
Joseph Goebbels: "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."
Hermann Goering:
"Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy.
All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Gen. Patton said...

"Thewaronterrible!"- You didn't just compare the President of the United States to a couple of Nazi scumbags!?!! That's treason, boy. Remember, if Goebbels and Goering had won their War you'd be a bar of soap right now or maybe a Lamp shade. You lefties never cease to amaze the General with your assanine rhetoric. You don't know what the hell your talking about. Hell, your side has been waving the white flag since 1966 and America been losing ever since.

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gen. Patton, of course you had the same reaction when Rick Santorum compared liberals and Nazis, or when Jeff Sessions compared stem cell researchers with Nazi doctors, on the Senate floor, right?

No?

12:14 PM  
Anonymous MookieWilson said...

I thought he was a 'uniter'? He has no shame.

12:15 PM  
Anonymous rob of wilmington, del. said...

he's united about 66% of the country against him

12:15 PM  
Anonymous Skidmore said...

Pardon my French, but eff * and the horse he was afraid to ride in on. I'm so sick of the pompous ass. The most fighting he ever did was in bar brawls and he probably passed out before they came to an end. I so detest this little weasal. Weasal. Weasal. Weasal. He's no flip-flopper but a sneaky weasal.

Stopping back by to add effin' coward. Jerk. Massive mound of chicken doodo. Evil snake in the grass. And in the words, my son when he thought he had figured out cursing when he was about 5, perverted watermelon. (*$(#JJDUFEIR*(*#($&@*&*@)$III_%_%_ %)#*$(@8$

12:15 PM  
Anonymous Hubert Flottz said...

Bush is the deserter!

12:16 PM  
Anonymous madrchsod said...

i thought his puppet in iraq told us to get the fuck out of his country...but i guess that was yesterday and today they want us to stay forever...

12:16 PM  
Anonymous acmejack said...

Bush wasn't even there to surrender. The coward. I am so tired of that COWARD smearing the people who did the actual fighting that people like him profited from. I am going to start calling a COWARD a chickenhawk when I have the opportunity from here on out.

12:16 PM  
Anonymous BOSSHOG said...

This from a man who cut and run from a mandatory drug test whose vice president got deferments to go to college and when the deferments were about to run out he got his wife pregnant to get another deferment and whose brain got deferments to avoid military service to attend college and then never got a college degree. Yes george you and your band of pirates sure are patriots.

12:17 PM  
Anonymous KingFlorez said...

What about the dung you're waving? "Stay the course, stay the course!"

12:17 PM  
Anonymous nancyr said...

etc, etc, etc
I am so deathly sick of hearing this tired old record from that buffoon. I feel like I'm stuck in a nightmare.

12:18 PM  
Anonymous AndyA said...

The flag Bush waves should be a red one. Colored with the blood of the dead people killed by his war. And as he waves it at his Kool Aid drinking audience, splatters of fresh blood should be flung on their faces. They are equally responsible for the bloodshed due to their support of this man.

If the King had a party and no one showed up, there wouldn't be much of a Kingdom, would there?

12:18 PM  
Anonymous rock said...

Exactly

12:18 PM  
Anonymous gratuitous said...

When you can't argue on the merits make up an argument for your opponent and refute that.

It's an old lawyer dodge: When the facts are against you, pound the law. When the law is against you, pound the facts. When the facts and the law are against you, pound the table. Little George is whomping the Formica for all he's worth.

12:19 PM  
Blogger thewaronterrible said...

Note to Gen. Patton:
I was making a comparison between the Bush regime and Nazi scumbags only to the extent that Bush/Rove is applying the very same techniques to manipulate the thinking of the masses, which appear to work for trolls like yourself, just as they had for the German population.
All Bush has to do is scream "War on Terror" and conservative sheep bow their heads in unquestioning obedience.
That is the only "treason" here Gen. Patton.
The high court decision in the Guantanamo case yesterday should serve as a wake up call.
A true leader would direct hatred and retaliation ONLY to the enemy that has actually harmed us, Al Quada, instead of extending that angst to other borders and using it as a tool to trample upon our long-established freedoms.
It's all about an extremist right-wing power grab. It has nothing to do with fighting terrorism.

1:33 PM  
Anonymous whoop4467 said...

This is to Gen Patton--- Can you answer this question. If more than 59,000,000 voted for Bush in 2004, why have have so few of those enlisted in the military( like maybe none) to show their boastfull support of the war in Iraq and to show their boastfull rhetoric about their patriotism is not a cowards way of hiding their fear? If only a measly 1% of the over 59,000,000 were to enlist that would have have been over 590,000 new recruits. Do not think for a minute that the "terrorist' have not noticed that you Repuks scream and shout about your bravery and patriotism but do nothing about it. So you tell me who is waving the "white flag" or living by the motto "Cut and hide behind a desk all the while calling others cowards"? In case you question my patriotism, I served in the Army from Jan 1969 to Jan 1971 while many like you were hding behind excuses and hiding using Daddy's money.

6:54 PM  

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