"9/11 has changed everything... I am protecting America's civil rights by taking them away, so the terrorists can't have them.... because 9/11 changed everything. Mission accomplished! Cripples and children are voting in Iraq! 9/11 changed everything! Democracy has its jack-boots on and is on the march! 9/11 changed everything! We must continue to sacrifice our troops, so the troops whop made the ultimate sacrifice won't have died in vain. because 9/11 changed everything. Terror! 9/11! War! Terror! 9/11!"
AMC is broadcasting Born On The 4th Of July right now. Bravo for life's little ironies.
Everytime I think of Cheney's "I had other priorities" during Vietnam statement and remembering my family holding their breath when they got a telegram when my dad was overseas, I feel the same anger I'm feeling right now.
I can never watch the president. He says anything, and is therefore super-boring. I don't understand how anyone could be convinced of anything by this scared douchebag. I watched two minutes, he seriously looked weak and scared. Barely able to pronounce the words prepared for him.
see here's the thing: there's all this talk about the rhetoric of this war, and how 'clever' this president is, politically, for managing to stake the claim on the 'victory' line. how he's always insisting on american victory. how we won't leave without a decisive victory. how important a victory is. so many commentators in the last two weeks or so have been pointing out his acumen in making himself the one person with a claim on pushing for victory, so that everyone who disagrees with him can be labelled as defeatist. and this whole argument has left me so incredibly sad.
because i don't give a shit about victory. i don't want us to 'win.'