Thursday, March 29, 2007

There he goes again, pt. 250

Did you catch the President's speech at the Cattleman's Association meeting yesterday? He worked himself up into high dudgeon over the naysayers(nattering nabobs of negativism?) responsible for imposing a timeline on his war in Iraq, asking the crowd to imagine Dwight Eisenhower having to put up with miserable micromanaging nonentities in the Congress as he planned the Normandy invasion. That's a very literate and thoughtful group, the Cattlemen, and they were clearly appreciative of this interpretation of current events.

So let's once again review the abuses of history that this President is responsible for thus far: Iraq is the Revolutionary War/Bush George Washington, Iraq is the American Civil War with Bush as Abraham Lincoln, Iraq is World War II, with Bush as FDR and/or Winston Churchill, Iraq is postwar Japan or Germany(hey, reconstruction takes time!), with Bush as MacArthur(!?). Now the "troop surge" is the Normandy Invasion, with Bush in the role of Dwight D. Eisenhower. How one could make any comparison between the Normandy invasion and the "troop surge" in Iraq is completely beyond me, but never mind.

What's next? Maybe we ought to have a contest in which readers draw up additional flattering scenarios from American history into which Bush could project himself in explaining this war. Bush as Theodore Roosevelt at San Juan Hill? Bush as Patton, pushing on to Berlin despite unreleting criticism of his tactics and behavior? Bush as General Pershing, rebuffing allies who want to command our troops? I'm afraid he's looking more and more like Nixon and/or General Westmoreland, but I doubt he would accept either of those roles.

Bush as King Hal before Agincourt maybe? "We few, we happy few?"

5 Comments:

Blogger TomCat said...

Hiya Buck. He's clueless. He just doesn't get it. The nation has seen through his BS, and he will not get what he wants. The only question is, how much more damage will he do?

5:11 PM  
Blogger LaPopessa said...

Apparently since God speaks directly to him, Bush gets to make his own rules in all things.

8:00 PM  
Blogger buckarooskidoo said...

there is some logic to that God stuff...remember the old line from cheech and chong? "First, I was all messed up on drugs. Now I'm all messed up on the Lord."

The President used to be quite a drinker...

10:27 PM  
Blogger jodmeister said...

Maybe Czar Nicky II would be a better analogy...it's his God-given right to be president of the world. Seems just like Nicky, every one of Bushies decisions have been bad. If there's a success, I'd sure like to hear it.

10:36 PM  
Blogger moville said...

I actually had the same thought last night--Bush is our Nicholas II. I've also thought of him as the Kaiser, back when he launched the Iraq adventure, declared the Geneva conventions "quaint," deliberately provoked and antagonized those who tried to point out another solution...

11:04 PM  

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