Friday, December 29, 2006

You Can't Make This Stuff Up ...

When people were asked in an Associated Press-AOL News poll to name the villains and heroes of the year, Bush topped both lists, in a sign of these polarized times.

Bush won the villain sweepstakes by a landslide, with one in four respondents putting him at the top of that bad-guy list. When people were asked to name the candidate for villain that first came to mind, Bush far outdistanced even Osama bin Laden, the terrorist leader in hiding; and former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, who is scheduled for execution.

The president was picked as hero of the year by a much smaller margin. In the poll, 13 percent named him as their favorite while 6 percent cited the troops in Iraq.

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Perhaps one reason people don't like Bush -- beyond the failures in Iraq, the bungling of Hurricane Katrina, etc. -- is that the man just doesn't seem to work very hard, even in the face of catastrophes.

As the Associated Press noted yesterday: President Bush worked nearly three hours at his Texas ranch on Thursday to design a new U.S. policy in Iraq."

Three hours. Phew. Guess he had to make time for those photo-ops clearing brush.

It reminds me of the image of Bush flying over the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina -- spending far too little time on the problems at hand. This was before he was given a DVD briefing him on the situation, and long before he had his photo-op showing off how much he cared.

18 Comments:

Anonymous Erika said...

So much for W's legacy

He will be the most despised and hated president in U.S. history. Not only did he misuse our troops, he also killed thousand upon thousands of innocent Iraqis.

1:23 AM  
Blogger thewaronterrible said...

Bush is indeed the worst president of all time.
And we haven't even yet fully grasped the troubling issues brought forward by the Padilla case.
But Bush is also the product of the LARGEST MASS MARKETING FRAUD ever to have been perpetrated upon a people in history. Well, that is, perhaps after the Nazi and Communist propaganda campaigns.
It's time for the people who reelected Bush in 2004 to take a hard look at themselves.
They need to examine how they had allowed themselves to have been blindsided and duped by the Repuke's bogus, post-9-11 fear campaign, assisted by the MSM, to put this already demonstrated failure of a president in office to continue to fail on the US' behalf for at least another four years.

The best that can be salvaged from the Bush years is a valuable history lesson.

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A bunch of those Bush voters from 2004 voted Democrat in 2006.

2:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah the Bush/Nazi comparison. Its getting a little stale. Makes you sound more and more like a twat.

And Erika, here is a little news for you. Most people dont care if they are hated when they know in their heart they are doing the right thing.

Did all you libs hate Clinton when he was killing "innocent" civilians?

2:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, another impossible to grasp comment from anonymous.

Whatever, anonymous. Be among the 30% who still think everything is a-ok, and that Bush has never made a mistake. And enjoy the flying pigs and the chocolate raindrops and whatever else is in your universe.

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Cromwell said...

Get over yourselves libs.

The real villian Saddam is dead.

Justice was done for the 100,000 Iraqis he murdered, raped, tortured.

10:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ding dong, the dic(tator) is dead,
the wicked dic,
the wicked dic,
Ding dong, the wicked dic is dead...

Oh yeah, and it's all Bush's fault!!!

11:15 PM  
Anonymous rob of wilmington, del. said...

No one on the left is upset that Saddam Hussein is dead, you morons.

The questions are and always have been:

-- Was it better to attack Iraq, or did it make more sense to dismantle Al Qaeda and bring Osama Bin Laden to justice?

-- Why did the Bush Administration, specifically Vice President Cheney, insist on saying there were ties between Saddam and Al Qaeda, when all objective sources say no such ties existed?

-- Why has the Bush Administration refused all diplomatic channels, even as Iran has grown stronger, and Israel has come under attack?

-- Why has the Bush Administration refused to listen to generals on the ground, to advisors past and present, regarding how to win the war?

-- Why has the Bush Administration not made more of an effort to catch Bin Laden -- even to the point of discounting Bin Laden's importance in the "war on terror"?

Only simpletons think the left is rooting for the bad guys, or is sad that Saddam Hussein has been brought to justice. But only simpletons think that Saddam Hussein's execution equates victory in Iraq, or that it alone makes the U.S. safer in the "war on terror."

These are tough questions, and they require actual thought. Not name calling. Not empty catch phrases. But real actual critical thought.

Are you up to the task, anonymouses? Or are you just going to spout a bunch of anti-liberal rhetoric and call it a day?

12:52 AM  
Blogger thewaronterrible said...

The simpleton conservatives do not appear concerned that we are near 3,000 U.S. troops deaths in Iraq, and some 600,000 deaths of Iraqi citizens.
These simpleton sheep don't care that many more will die as Bush continues to ponder over a plan, while no one bothers to ask the question: where the hell was his plan two or three years ago other than "we will be greeted as liberators" and "stay the course?"
All that matters: Baaaaa Sadaam is dead. Bush is good. Baaaaa...

Are the simpletons going to answer Rob's questions, or will they scurry away like cockroaches upon the opening of the cellar door?

10:35 AM  
Blogger thewaronterrible said...

"Most people dont care if they are hated when they know in their heart they are doing the right thing"

The same could be said about SADAAM, Ahmadinejad, Mussolini, Tse-Tung, Bin Laden, etc.

"A bunch of those Bush voters from 2004 voted Democrat in 2006"
That's exactly the point. They've finally wisened up. Too bad it was about two years too late.

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Cromwell said...

Twotksy, we do care that 3,000 of our American civilians were murdered on US soil by the Islamo-Nazis on 9/11.

We do care that 3,000 US soldiers gave their lives to protect us from the Islamo-Nazis.

We do care that there were a few innocent people killed in Iraq.

But we are grateful to the US military for the nearly 600,000 (your own numbers) of Islamo-Nazi attackers who have been put down.

And we dont care for your CAIR bosum buddies.

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT? This blog is supported by CAIR? That would not surprise me. Along with the communist chinese and cubans as well...

6:07 PM  
Blogger thewaronterrible said...

"Twotksy, we do care that 3,000 of our American civilians were murdered on US soil by the Islamo-Nazis on 9/11.
We do care that 3,000 US soldiers gave their lives to protect us from the Islamo-Nazis."
What ignorance.
Cromwell, why don't you get your facts from other sources besides Levin and Liebaugh. Your info is simply baseless, Bushie apologist, right-wing spin, completely unsupported by any facts, while only being the stuff of neocon pipe dreams.

All available evidences, including the report of the 9-11 Commission Report, shows NO CONNECTION EXISTED between Iraq, Sadaam and 9-11 and that Sadaam was even adamantely opposed to Osama Bin Laden.

There is little evidence the Iraq invasion and occupation have done anything to prevent Islamic terrorism, BUT LOTS OF EVIDENCES from the State Department, the National Intelligence Estimate, the International Institute of Strategic Studies and other objective sources that the U.S. involvement in Iraq under Dubya has actually ACCELERATED global Islamic terrorism as demonstrated by the Al Queda attacks in Spain and Great Britain.

The troops in Iraq are giving up their lives to continue to prop up the neocons failed, oil-related Mid-East domination schemes, enrich the Republican-controlled military contractors at tax payer's expense, as well as to allow Bush at least temporarilly save face in the wake of his administration's catastrophic failures.

9:01 PM  
Blogger thewaronterrible said...

And Iraq, which has been more than proven to have never been an imminent threat to the U.S. at all relevant times, has diverted the U.S. focus away from Afghanistan, the country which actually attacked us, and from the actual nuclear threats of Iran and North Korea, while simultaneously weakening and exhausing our military resources to go after these other countries.

And still no responses to Rob's questions above, Cromwell and anonymous?

9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's CAIR?

1:04 AM  
Anonymous whoop4467 said...

Anonymous said...
Ah the Bush/Nazi comparison. Its getting a little stale. Makes you sound more and more like a twat.

And Erika, here is a little news for you. Most people dont care if they are hated when they know in their heart they are doing the right thing.

Did all you libs hate Clinton when he was killing "innocent" civilians?

Hey anonymous if you do any reading I recommend you read "Hegemony or Survival" by Noam Chomsky.

2:54 AM  
Blogger thewaronterrible said...

CAIR is The Council on American-Islamic Relations.
It figures that conservatives would be opposed to any
organization actually promoting understanding and peace of a
people, rather than blowing them up.
For these conservatives, CAIR stands for Conservatives Are Ignorant
Radicals. (or Retards, whatever).

9:14 AM  
Anonymous Incredulous said...

Mr. Cromwell? I will not argue numbers with you because we all have access to the internet- a coherent picture is available to anyone who cares to learn the truth.
The truth is, you don't seem to realize that justice exists for everyone, or else it is not justice. You cannot claim to care about justice (or truth) if you can say:
"The real villian Saddam is dead. Justice was done for the 100,000 Iraqis he murdered, raped, tortured."
and then later say: "We do care that there were a few innocent people killed in Iraq."
It is not "a few". It is, in fact, more than 100,000 , and they have also been murdered, raped, and tortured.
I grieve, because I see how many people are willing to argue dishonestly- which prolongs the inability to know how to make it stop. Meanwhile, misery. Real misery, for real people.
If it was your home in ruins, your friends murdered, your wounds and your pain, you would be incredulous that people felt self-righteous about punishing "the real villian". You would know that the only thing that matters about being murdered, raped, tortured, and terrorized is that it stops.
Meanwhile, it continues.
Please care about making it stop.

10:22 AM  

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