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April 12, 2006

Cripes Almighty

I've been reading Assassins' Gate, the book by George "Why Aren't Nice People Like ME Running The War?" Packer. And I just came across something that's apparently old news to many. But it wasn't old news to me:

On May 12, Bremer arrived in Baghdad wearing a dark suit...Three weeks later, Jay Garner...quietly went home. He was taken by Rumsfeld to the White House for a farewell conversation with the president...

The conversation lasted forty-five minutes...yet the president did not take the chance to ask Garner what it was really like in Iraq...

"You want to do Iran for the next one?" the president joshed as the meeting came to an end.

"No, sir, me and the boys are holding out for Cuba."

Bush laughed and promised Garner and the boys Cuba. And that was it...

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Let no one say the people running the world don't have a FANTASTIC sense of humor!

Cue the humorless left to tell us it's not "politically correct" for the most powerful people on earth to joke about slaughtering others by the thousands.

ALSO: I'm not sure which is more horrifying; that they tell these kinds of "jokes," or that they don't understand that telling the "jokes" doesn't make them look so great, and hence were willing to tell George Packer about it.

Posted at April 12, 2006 05:28 PM | TrackBack

"So who we honorin' here?"

Man; man, oh, man.

I wrote this post specifically to say that I'm speechless.

Posted by: Aaron Datesman at April 12, 2006 06:13 PM

The most horrifying thing is really that those in the Oval Office are really children. If anything this self-absorbed preoccupation without regard for the consequences of one's actions is the hallmark of childhood at its worst...

Posted by: En Ming Hee at April 12, 2006 08:52 PM

Hannah Arendt didn't miss the mark by much when she tried to focus our attention upon the 'thoughtlessness' and 'banality' of 'evil'--did she?

Posted by: Mike at April 12, 2006 09:26 PM

FELLOW TAXPAYERS, we are definately wasting our money supporting these people.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at April 13, 2006 01:33 AM

I often refer to Bushco as stupid or as idiots. It's very kind of them to provide constant evidence that they are.

Posted by: spiiderweb at April 13, 2006 03:39 AM

Follis quondam et futurus.

Adapted from my collection of favorite epitaphs.

Posted by: Jesus B. Ochoa at April 13, 2006 06:30 PM

what someone thinks funny is a good diagnostic for values and intelligence - this locker room
humor ain't worth spit

Posted by: Lieutenant Breakfast at April 14, 2006 04:15 PM

After these 8 years, there is going to be alot of cleaning up to do, and Dems only want to "ride the wave" back into congress. Que the requiem for America.

Posted by: sdlvx at April 16, 2006 12:30 PM