Monday, April 09, 2007

An unhappy fourth

Preferring to ignore the debacle in Iraq, where "tens of thousands" of Shiites marched in protest of the American occupation on the fourth anniversary of the fall of Baghdad, George Bush bugged out of DC and headed down to the border states, no doubt looking to drum up a little distraction from the not so friendly masses (right).
Demonstrators ripped apart American flags and tromped across a Stars and Stripes rug flung on the road between the two holy cities for the huge march, ordered up by radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr as a show of strength not only to Washington but to Iraq's establishment Shiite ayatollahs as well.
On the fourth anniversary of the Saddam-tipping photo-op, suddenly Bush is consumed by immigration issues. Again.
Look, I'm tellin ya, Iraq is a done deal; things are goin' great. So, please, look here see, we got Mexicans we gotta deal with now.
Indeed, it seems amazing that the man for whom it was imagined, at one neo-con moment long ago, Iraqis would be naming "some grand square in Baghdad," Bush can barely be given toward acknowledging the debacle that has culminated from a cynical admixture of imperialism, lies, hubris, cronyism, ignorance, storm-tropper mentality, rank corruption, galling intransigence and bald-faced incompetence. It is a heady gruel that has been frothing for sometime now, only to come to a head today. More is expected.

And there is no grand square with Bush's name on it in sight. But, please, let's worry about the Mexicans again.


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