Apr 19, 2006

Rummy & Coke For the Captain of the Titanic

Bush's in Charge of a Ship of Fools
What’s all this talk about the Secy of War resigning? Rummy should stay on. So, what if he’s incompetent? He’s not the only one in the White House since BushCo took office in 2001. It’s a ship of fools, and changing a crew member won’t do much good. For once, I agree with Brush Lintbowl that changing the gunner would reflect bad on the captain, who’s adamant about staying the course. What iceberg ahead? This Titanic of a mess has already torn open its bowels and nothing will prevent it from sinking; a few cosmetic changes here and there won't do any good. As long as we have the same captain—who, by the way, hand-picked the crew—nothing will change for the better. He’s stubbornly wants to “stay the course” and refuses to admit mistakes. His political wife, Condie, tells us that the few mistakes committed were “tactical,” not strategic, meaning that there was a sound policy but those who implemented it on the ground “may have made some mistakes.” Yeah, right, whatever.
<-Napping in all positions


The generals are coming out asking for Rummy’s resignation. Why now? OK, I can buy the argument that they now speak as concerned citizens. Every American has the right, indeed the duty, to speak out on all important matters that affect the nation. Better late than never, I guess, but where’s the bravery, men? Rummy was your boss, but how about his boss, the commander-in-chief? Why don't you talk about him too? He not only strongly advocated the Iraq war, he was the liar-in-chief in trying to sell it to us. Why don’t you explain to all of us how the decisions were made to go to war, and what information was available to those in charge? Why don’t they tell us how open was Bush to the policy analysts & other experts who advised against going into Iraq, and, whether this administration did any serious planning on the occupation/reconstruction of Iraq. What was the role of the commander-in-chief? Huh?
All Loyalists Get Promotions & Medals

If Bush were to fire Rummy he would have to tell us why. Rummy, Dickey, Condie, Wolfie, et al, wouldn't utter a word if Shrubie didn't approve. OK, we've often heard that the phrase, “to spend more time with his family,” has been used frequently to mask the real reasons behind a firing/resignation. There are ways of sending Rummie back to the military-industrial complex to make more money. The problem is that Bush is so incapable of admitting a mistake and changing policy, so clearly it doesn’t really matter who’s the Secretary of War. It’s not likely that Bush would hire anyone who’d give good & honest advice. We’ve seen that this president doesn’t like people who disagree with him, doesn’t read the papers or any serious books, or anything that would broaden his horizons. This is in line with his theocratic, apocalyptic vision. Stay the course, don’t let Satan distract you, he probably mumbles to himself. Actually, I do appreciate his lunacy, because it makes it easier for Americans to pin the disastrous policies on the person who's ultimately responsible. So, let Dickey, Rummy, Condie, Rover, Nuts&Bolts, Molten, Gonzo, and the other incompetent cohorts of his imperial court stay on. Let them think that by re-arranging the chairs on their Titanic will help them from drowning.


10 comments:

Rumbux said...

Rummy is keeping the same tune by talking to the ditto heads. On Limbaugh's harldy-amusing show, Rumsfeld said that he finds it "amusing" that people think there's something wrong with the war in Iraq! Wow! They either live in a different universe, or, they think that by repeating the same nonsense over and over again people will believe them.

Andrew said...

Don't be so amused! I find it disheartening that even 35% of Americans still support this adminstration! That's truly embarrassing.

Ridle said...

Well, the "decider" (as Bush calls himself now) has ..decided to keep Rummy. Tim Russert said that if Bush fired Rumsfeld it'd be like firing himself. Check this

Anonymous said...

This most secretive White House that has made a mocery of informing the public, is changing the puppet. McClellan is leaving as press secretary, after being congratulated by Bush but ashamed even by this timid press corps.

The PS is not there to provide any useful info to the media or the public but to mindlessly repeat the daily message. Of course, when the President lies anyone appears as a jackass. Scotty, the obedient dog, was no exception. If he had any integrity he should have resigned long ago. But, all of them, like the perks, the money, and future jobs...

sean said...

The problem with the Titanic is that many innocent people have drowned or will drown because of the incompetent captain.

Samantha said...

OK, the captain hand-picked his crew, but who hand-picked the captain???!!! [at least he was re-hired in 2004]

I see those who voted for Bush as part of the problem. We're all in this together so our collective decisions impact all of us. Smarter politics? I don't know if this is possible with the political IQ of so many Americans in single digits.

Jess said...

We'll see what happens this Fall, when 1/3 of the Senate and the whole House is up for re-election. I doubt that there will be a big change. So, at least another 2 years of Repugs controlling Congress and further sinking the country.

elizabeth said...

McClellan out and Fox news in. Have I entered an alternate universe?

Andros said...

Hope it's true for these reasons:
1. Reporters can holler,"Snowblower" justifiably at him
2. One clown out, one clown in--maintains balance in the alternative-relatity universe
3. Fox TV becomes a little less unbearable
4. The expression "snowjob" will be more widely used, even in the summer!
5. He's already memorized the phrase, "I can't comment on an ongoing investigation."

elizabeth said...

Dickey, Rummy, Condie, and Snowey... you're right it has a nice "Welcome to Bushland" ring to it.