Friday, December 29, 2006

Musings 190--Dropping Saddam through the floor.

According to news reports (see Link) Saddam Hussein will be hanged by the neck until dead sometime before Saturday. Well, at least the Iraqi's have the swift justice part correct in their constitution.

I kind of hate to see the "Butcher of Baghdad" swing. I mean, what can we do when there is no Saddam to kick around anymore.

I suppose that the new democratic Iraqi government wants him dead in a hurry. There are still Saddam loyalist out there somewhere, and I'll bet they are plotting...something.

Down deep the Iraqi's figure that the covert Saddam paratroop regiment will come to his rescue at the lat minute. And, who knows they might. All of those former henchmen have to be somewhere.

It sort of reminds me of that old Johnny Cash song "10 more minutes to go." So...there he gooooooooooooooes....whack! I wonder what those virgins look like in hell? Oh, wait...that's in bad.

So lift your glasses to Saddam tonight. If it wasn't for him, George Bush might have had a successful presidency. See there really is good in all things.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Musings 189--The insanity of George W. Bush

The only thing that Bush jr. had going for him was his mantra that he would do what the generals on the ground in Iraq told him was the right thing to do. Well, that is now gone.

New Defense Secretary Robert Gates found this the case during his recent trip to the Green Zone in Iraq. (See link.)

For those of us who have been awake the last four years, it is not hard for us to believe that Bush jr. has always been a liar when he said he accepts advice from anyone. What Bush jr. really means when he says that he will accept advice is that he only accepts advice that agrees with him. When the generals running the war say that more troops are not the answer, Bush jr. flip-flops and never mentions them again. Bush wants more troops. He doesn't care what the commanders say. He never did. However, up until they disagreed with him, he could use the, "I'm listening to the commanders on the ground." It sounded good to the American public.

George W. Bush listens to no one. He is, as MSNBC's Mike Barnacle said, "delusional." He is scary crazy because he thinks he can see farther down the road than all of the great minds of the day. In two more years George W. Bush will be more insane than Richard Nixon during his final days in office. For Bush jr. it was a short trip anyway.

The ones paying the price are the ones that have given Bush jr. the most love--the troops. They die and he hangs on to his view of reshaping the middle east.

The insanity of George W. Bush is quite a legacy, and it has not played out yet. Running an empire just ain't what he thought it would be.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Musings 188--Bush bashing ain't fun no more.

Taking cheap shots at Bushie jr. is just not as much fun as it used to be. Now it is kind of liking kicking your dog. He just comes back for more the next day.

Jr. looks pained a good portion of the time these days. He is probably thinking that his legacy is going to have him go down as one of the worst president's of all time.

The pundits say that Bush jr. wants to change his policies in Iraq. Well, after watching him turn up his nose at the Iraq Study Group report, I think that he still intends to try for a military victory. He will probably deploy 30,000 to 50,000 more troops in an effort to give the wobbling Iraqi government one last chance to survive. Your guess is a good as mine as to where those troops will come from. We are spread thin as it is. I suppose that he could rob peter to pay paul throughout the world. I'm told that we have about 200,000 elsewhere in the world.

Of course, in the end it won't make much of a difference, and more soldier's lives will be lost. It seems that Bush jr. and his inner circle want democracy in Iraq more than the Iraqi's. Wow, there is a flash.

Here are some editorial cartoons to make you shake your head.


And that about sums it up.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Musings 187.1--Things to ponder

Ponder these things while you wander through the endless obstacles of life. more for your consideration:

It's time to take your medicine, Georgie.

Musings 187--And so it goes...

I'm finally back in the saddle paraphrase an old Gene Autry song.

Barbara's older sister in Roanoke, VA passed away the day after Thanksgiving. We spent the last week there. It was a bittersweet time. It was good to see the family and friends, but for the wrong reason. These days, it seems that funerals are the only way we get to see family.

I will try to have a post up within the next day or two. It seems that there are all kinds of things going on that needs commenting on.

More later.

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