Thursday, November 23, 2006

Giving thanks

While Americans regale themselves with food, football and the "giving of thanks," the misery and destruction in Iraq continues.
A wave of car bomb and mortar blasts in the Shia Sadr City area of the Iraqi capital has caused heavy loss of life.

Officials said at least 115 people had been killed, while some reports put the number of dead at more than 140. A curfew is now being imposed on Baghdad.

The attacks, among the bloodiest since the US-led invasion in 2003, hit crowded markets in Sadr City which are regular targets for Sunni insurgents.
Dick Cheney told us that the stepped up violence was just the insurgents and evil doers trying to influence the election. With the elections over, one wonders what on earth these bombings mean now. Perhaps Dick thinks that the insurgents are celebrating the Democratic majority. Yes, I'm sure that's it.

Or maybe they're trying to make America's celebration of Thanksgiving appear a tad out of touch with what is going on in the world. This, too, is a tenable idea in Dick Cheney's world view.

Because, you see, it's all about us.

So, be thankful for your blessings, America. Thank George Bush and the god he talks to that your accident of birthplace happened to land you here and not some place to which America decided to deliver "democracy." Gorge yourselves sick. Ignore the blight and death and destitution that has been wrought in your name. Like always.

2 Comments:

Anonymous hotpotatomash said...

well, in cheney's defense, there is an election coming up somewhere. i'm thinking the stepped up violence post election is merely the insurgents sending a warning sign to nancy pelosi not to bring her radical left agenda to her role as speaker. the insurgents have been following this american first closely and are said to highly irritated. they are also annoyed with K-fed for not putting Britney in her place as she emboldens women everywhere.

seriously bhc, you pinned the tail on the donkey here. because to realize the truth is to admit culpability in massive death and destruction. thankfully we are told and believe that we have morality on our side and need not concern ourselves with such nonsense. our president often gets all worked up and offended by any questions about our actions and that of the insurgents/ terrorists/evildoer/jihadist (which is usually followed by a defense of our troops who had nothing to do with the question).

and even with his low approval ratings, i'm sure most americans agree with the president on this one. drinking our double mocha lattes in the morning would not be quite so enjoyable with such a burden hanging over our shoulders. thankfully, the media is there to reinforce the implausible story lines making it easier to swallow the b.s. and live the lie.

8:34 PM  
Blogger theBhc said...

Yep. Besides, Bush pardoned not one, but two freaking turkeys this year. I mean, how much more humane can one person be?

9:31 PM  

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