[OKAY, OKAY …. I DID IT MYSELF — WAY BACK IN THE LATE ’60’s – BUT THAT WAS DIFFERENT – I HAD A COCAINE HABIT & BESIDES — I HAD TO WORK ON MY DAD’S , FRIEND’S ELECTION CAMPAIGN – MAYBE THAT’S WHERE I STARTED SNORTING & TIPPING A FEW WHISKIES – FREELOADING ON PARTIES – PICKING UP BROADS, ETC., ETC., ETC.]
George, you’re nothing but “Toe-Jam” as Rhea Perlman used to say as wasp-tongued waitress Carla Tortelli on “Cheers”. You’re just diseased and you infect everything you touch or handle. God what a monster your mother brought into the world. Speaking of Monsters, how is that old battle ax managing to stay upright these days – with those humongous, 1920 granny platform shoes. And, of course, her famous Katrina quote – those folks in the Super Dome never had it so good!
Comparing Vietnam to Iraq just puts the crowning touch on your “French Algiers” dilemma. Iraq is no Vietnam. Vietnam is certainly no Iraq.
Vietnam saw a regular, professional Army – the North Vietnamese/Viet Cong attacking the South. They did use proxies but the war was – from start to finish – a North Vietnam Regular Army Production.
Iraq, on the other hand, is just a pell–mell, free-for-all, open-ended Civil War, pitting religious tribe and/or ethnic group against religious tribe and/or ethnic group. Besides, these “feuds” are hundreds, if not, thousands of years old. Short of the reappearance of the Prophet Mohammad, Iraq is like a jar filled with several poisonous spiders. You get the picture.
Bush made his remarks in front of the safest of safe audiences – the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Before long, not even these folks will continue to provide him with a venue to spew forth his blather – aka – Linda Blair in “The Exorcist” (1973). Instead, he’ll have to hunt down the “back-to-the-land” white Supremacists tribes in remote Idaho to continue his speechifying antics.
Major General Paul Eaton/Retired made his views on Bush’s comparison of Iraq to Vietnam well known this past week.
Eaton: “My father’s name is engraved on the Viet Nam War Memorial. Killed in action after – missing in action for 38 years. I thought it was a bad idea to start going down this uh – this slink to Viet Nam during this speech. It was – it did not serve the country well, it does not serve the American fighting man and woman in Iraq well, and it certainly doesn’t serve the veterans well.”
Even Republican Senator John Warner/Virginia – Secretary of the Navy under Nixon – said – of Bush’s remarks on the Iraq/Vietnam comparison:
“I read it very carefully,” said Mr Warner. “I feel that there are no parallels, really. It’s a different type of situation.”
However you slice it or dice it, Mr. Bush is fast becoming what Joseph Stalin became just prior to his death. A doddering, disembodied, disconnected old ghost of a shadow. Mr. Bush needs to “Come to Jesus” like the good Christian he professes to be, fall down on his knees and ask the Good Lord for Forgiveness and Absolution.
Then have the decency to leave the White House [like Nixon] & fly back to Crawford, Texas and finally fix that damn white, paint-peeling shed we always see in the background! T for Texas – is now – T for “Toe-Jam”.