"I will not withdraw [from Iraq], even if Laura and Barney are the only ones supporting me." George W. Bush. According to Bob Woodward. CBS
Ummm... what about the officers on the ground, that you supposedly keep talking to?
I often wonder what happened to the GOP that used to fear big government, that thought an individual's rights were inviolate, that believed in the rule of law. Regardless, that party is gone. And what we're left with is a amoral group of hacks, terrified of their own shadow, unable to distinguish between the good of their political party and the good of the country.
To paraphrase a president from a time when Democrats had a direction; The Republican Party is so afraid of being murdered, that they commit suicide to avoid assassination.
It's fairly clear that the Iraqi concept of freedom (which is, after all, universal according to the White House), involves freedom from us.
Seventy-one percent of Iraqis responding to a new survey favor a commitment by U.S.-led forces in Iraq to withdraw in a year.
majority of respondents to the University of Maryland poll said that
"they would like the Iraqi government to ask for U.S.-led forces to be
withdrawn from Iraq within a year or less," according to the survey's
"Given four options, 37 percent take the position that
they would like U.S.-led forces withdrawn 'within six months,' while
another 34 percent opt for 'gradually withdraw(ing) U.S.-led forces
according to a one-year timeline.'
percent favor a two-year timeline and just 9 percent favor 'only
reduc(ing) U.S.-led forces as the security situation improves in Iraq.'"
91% of Iraqis want us out within two years. I suggest we leave some of those McDonald's stores there, so we don't have to invade again.
A wife was making a breakfast of fried eggs for her
husband. Suddenly, her husband burst into the kitchen.
"Careful," he said, "CAREFUL! Put in some more butter! Oh my GOD! You're cooking too many at once. TOO MANY! Turn them! TURN THEM NOW! We need more butter. Oh my GOD! WHERE are we
going to get MORE BUTTER? They're going to STICK! Careful.
CAREFUL! I said be CAREFUL! You NEVER listen to me when you're cooking! Never! Turn them! Hurry up! Are you CRAZY? Have you LOST your mind? Don't forget to salt them. You know you always forget to salt them. Use the salt. USE THE SALT! THE
The wife stared at him. "What in the world is wrong with you? You think I don't know how to fry a couple of eggs?"
The husband calmly replied, "I just wanted to show you what
it feels like when I'm driving."
"Out of the blue God knocked up the whole bang lot.... God said 'let's have some light' and bingo - light appeared."
[...] a "ripping yarn about Jesus of Nazareth" in which
Mary was "a pretty special sheila," Jesus was "God's toddler," and the
Three Wise Men were "eggheads from out east."
"There was this sheila who came across a
snake-in-the-grass with all the cunning of a con man. The snake asked
her why she didn't just grab lunch off the tree in her garden.
"God, she said, had told her she'd be dead meat if her
fruit salad came from that tree, but the snake told her she wouldn't
die. So she took a good squiz [look] and then a bite and passed the
fruit on to her bloke.
"Right then and there, they'd realized what they'd done
and felt starkers [naked]" - so begins Richards' account of the
temptation in the Garden of Eden.