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It’s 2007…Now what, Mr. President??

Posted by Daniel on Tuesday, January 2, 2007

One year ended and has now gone into the history books, while another begins. Typically, we think of the New Year as a joyous celebration of ringing out the old and bringing in the new. But what does that really mean in the grand scheme of things?

This morning, through my daily parusing through the vast online left-wing media, I happened to catch a headline that, to me, seemed laughable simply because of the fact that a major news media printed it only today.

“U.S. Attention May Turn To Bin Laden.” — January 2, 2007 – CNN

WTF??

It’s been nearly 5 1/2 years and this headline is just now being leaked to the media? Well, I suppose it shouldn’t come as any surprise, really.

Given the Whitehouse’s hatred for the left-wing media elite and the fact that that media loves to benchmark casualty numbers, it’s only natural Bush’s team would want to drown out the REAL headline for today…

“U.S. Deaths In Iraq Reach 3000.”

Now, given the fact that Bush decided to invade Iraq back at the tail end of his being Governor of Texas, I wonder how his henchmen helped him justify such possible casualty numbers. Surely they told him this could be a possibility. Or were they, like he, so arrogant and stupid as to be blinded by their own ambitions? Sure, they told us repeatedly that it would be a breeze. They slung so many convincing talking points at us such as, “Slam Dunk”, “We’ll be met as liberators with flowers and kisses.”, “WMD”, etc. How could we not believe them. After all, they seemed to think we, like they, were still mentally stuck in the days after WWII and “I Like Ike”.

We begin the year 2007 with 3003 confirmed U.S. Military deaths, and more than 22,000 U.S. casualties to date…and now we are to understand that Washington and most especially this sitting President and his administration, are only now thinking of finding the man who – as we were told by a blowhard with a bullhorn standing atop the burial mound of some 3000 other U.S. casualties – started all of this madness??

Now we get the news that Mr. President has plans for a massive “surge” into Iraq to quell the insurgency. I asked myself, “With who? What troop reserve has he NOT dipped into already that isn’t near tapped out.”

Then comes the news I only imagined several times could happen. Never in my wildest dreams did I think they’d be so arrogant and stupid as to even dare try…

The Army general who was Joint Chiefs chairman when the Pentagon adopted its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays says he no longer opposes allowing them to serve openly.

John Shalikashvili, who retired in 1997 after four years as the nation’s top military officer, had argued that allowing homosexuals to serve openly would hurt troop morale and recruitment and undermine the cohesion of combat units. He said he has changed his mind after meeting with gay servicemen.

“These conversations showed me just how much the military has changed, and that gays and lesbians can be accepted by their peers,” Shalikashvili wrote in an opinion piece in today’s New York Times.

His view could carry weight at a time when advocates of lifting the restriction on gay service members argue that the military — under the strain of fighting two wars — can ill-afford to exclude any qualified volunteers.

It’s not clear, however, how much enthusiasm Congress will have for pressing the matter. While many Democrats have denounced the policy as discriminatory, many Republicans have supported it, and members may be reluctant to revisit such a divisive issue. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, a possible presidential contender in 2008, recently called the military policy “very effective.”

Sure. But now that Bush needs more troops, it wouldn’t surprise me at all that even McCain changes his tune. After all, what is the point of fighting a war if you don’t have enough souls to trow into it?

Make no mistake, this issue being brought up is hitting the media at the same time as the announcement of Bush’s “surge” plans for a reason. It’s no coincidence that these two news headlines are hitting at the same time. The military is strained beyond hope right now. They can’t recruit (honestly) and they can’t simply extend tours of duty without end. They need fresh meat.

And it looks like they want us to believe they have, only NOW, rethought the DADT policy as pure coincidence.

This is how I see it played out…

  • Bush: “You know, you and your people might not be going to heaven, but I think you’re still alright folks.”
  • Gay: “Thank you, Mr. President. But why are you now calling me back into service?”
  • Bush: “Well, even though I still think the normal (I’m sure he means straight) soldiers will need to protect themselves from your natural urge to rape, I think we’ll just have to live with that. I know how much your people (he says it like gays are a different species) want to serve in our fine military. Well, here’s your chance.”
  • Gay: “With all due respect, Mr. President, you’ve got some nerve. First we’re too “sick and weak-minded” to serve in the military. You and people just like you, including ex-presidents, drummed thousands of more-than-qualified soldiers out of the military just because they were gay. You all ruined so many lives with DADT. Now that you can’t find anyone else, you expect us to just “forgive and forget”??
  • Bush: “Oh, c’mon. Where’s your sense of humor? Didn’t you know that was all just a little joke? We was only kiddin’. I thought being gay meant you were all a happier people.”
  • Gay: “Shame on you, sir. I will not be cannon fodder for you and your lies. You all had your chance to let us serve with dignity. But you chose to conduct witch hunts and throw us out and call us perverts. You are nuts if you think we’d want to serve YOU and in a war YOU invented.”
  • Bush: “I’ll even throw in pink unifirms for you.”
  • Gay: “Tell you what, Mr. President…I’ll step up to the front lines if YOU do.”
  • Bush: “Mission Accomplished.”

Just how much farther can this president and his administration push their imaginations? Can they truly think so very little of the American intelligence (as a whole) as to assume we are all so blind? Do they think even their conservative base is so stupid that they’ll just saddle up to his idiotic never-ending brain farts?

“While we hate gays and everything they stand for – like rape, incest, beastiality, baby-killing, etc. – as well as their satanic agenda, we understand our Presidents’ plight and moral compass. We know that God, through Mr. Bush, wills us to allow the gays back into the military because at least maybe that will help eradicte some of them in Iraq. All hail our Lord, George Bush.”

It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if Osama bin Laden were just sitting back in his bedrock cave Barc-O-Lounger, pointing his finger at the TV screen and laughing his head off.

Happy New Year, Mr. President.

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