Monday, December 12, 2005

TWENTY-ONE WHITE FLAGS

This was a Buzz Flash reader contribution that I found today. It's kind of long, but it's a good read. I think the writer nailed it.
It’s Not Our White Flag Mr. Bush

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by A BuzzFlash Reader
An American Still Fighting for His Country

It’s yours. It’s your war. You decided to start it, we didn’t. You decided to lie to congress and the American people to get your war. We are not surrendering Mr. Bush, you are:

You surrendered the claim that there were WMD in Iraq. Perhaps you’d like to resurrect it? After all, it is how you “justified” all of this.

You surrendered your claim that the revenue from oil would pay for the reconstruction. Perhaps you’d like to return several hundred billions of dollars back into the United States treasury? No? Now you’ve waved two white flags in front of the world. But there is more. A lot more.

You surrendered your claim that there was a link between Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein. You admitted there wasn’t, before you continued making the claim through your proxies. What do we call someone who waves a white flag and then has someone else start shooting again? Three white flags.

You surrendered your administration’s claims that we’d “probably be out of Iraq in 12 weeks.” Three months has turned into three years. The price has been the lives of more than two thousand two hundred of our children; the ones you lied to. Four white flags, yet the bodies of our children still stack up every week like grotesque firewood on the kindling of your lies.

You surrendered our economy; you surrendered a multi-trillion dollar surplus to the communist government of China, whom you’ve placed the American people in debt to for trillions more. Five white flags.

You surrendered the honor of the fallen in Iraq; refusing to let the American people see their sacrifice, choosing to hide their funerals from our sight. This is the shame of any murderer. This is now six white flags Mr. Bush.

You surrendered in Afghanistan; you withdrew 80 percent of our forces when they had not achieved victory by your own definition; Bin Laden was not captured or killed, and YOU quit the mission. Seven white flags Mr. Bush.

You surrendered America’s reputation as a decent nation to the entire world Mr. Bush. You were repeatedly warned, and you valued your diabolical blood lust and messianic delusions of grandeur more than the United States' good name. Eight white flags Mr. Bush.

You surrendered our constitution and Bill of Rights to the 9-11 hijackers after September 11th. Nine white flags Mr. Bush.

Speaking of 9-11, you surrendered New York City immediately, choosing to spend your time after you knew we were under attack, sitting in a kindergarten room reading “My Pet Goat.” 3,000 US citizens died horrible deaths on international television as you did…..NOTHING. Ten white flags Mr. Bush.

You did it all again when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and Mississippi. Maybe you were trying to be consistent; You sat on your useless a$$ on vacation after you were warned, and again, our people died. And even their daily deaths did not move you to take command until the damage was complete; Like New York. Like Iraq. Eleven white flags now Mr. Bush.

You surrendered the Geneva Convention Mr. Bush; saying “we do not torture.” After you tortured, again and again, and were caught. This you said as you said you’d veto any bill banning … torture. A dozen white flags for what you have surrendered Mr. Bush.

You surrendered America’s war on poverty. You actually cut funding to pay for school lunches for poverty stricken children too poor to actually eat properly. You surrendered this to less than one fifth of one percent of the people; billionaires. Thirteen white flags Mr. Bush.

You surrendered our borders after 9-11; you even went so far as to attempt to grant amnesty to foreign nationals who’d committed the crime of breaching our borders. This you did after you claimed you were going to make us safer. I guess shredding the Bill of Rights was your preference Mr. Bush. Fourteen white flags.

You surrendered every American’s right to privacy. In its place you put a slogan with the word “patriot” in it. Fifteen white flags Mr. Bush.

You surrendered a chance to build an actual coalition to deal with the supposed “threat” presented by Saddam Hussein. Oh you called it a “coalition of the willing.” You even claimed it was “bigger than your [sic] father’s.” Of course it wasn’t. You went so far as to list Micronesia as a member. I suggest that the reality is that compared to your father, it is tragically “micro” Mr. Bush. Perhaps this has been the problem all along? Has America been held hostage to little George’s personal shower trauma from childhood? Sixteen. white flags Mr. Bush.

You surrendered you own opportunity to actually fight for your country; You argued that Vietnam was "just” and that the United States “had to win.” Then you had your Dad get you into a unit of the Texas Air National Guard which insured you’d never have to see combat. Maybe we should have started with this one; it’s one of your first white flags as a so-called man. But we’ll call it number seventeen here; seventeen white flags of surrender you’ve waved Mr. Bush.

You’ve surrendered America’s war on pollution. You’ve chosen to supposedly believe that “global warming” is “a myth”, and to let industry dump millions of tons of toxic waste into our precious rivers and air. Eighteen white flags Mr. Bush.

You surrendered our public education system; You created a law called “No child left behind” which demands students test higher or teachers would be penalized, and then you provided no funding for the phony mandate. It appears that you loath the people who teach our children. I wonder why. Nineteen white flags Mr. Bush.

You surrendered in Saudi Arabia. Usama Bin Laden demanded that “American infidels leave the Holy Soil of Medina and Mecca”; you pulled the troops out. You surrendered to Bin Laden’s demands that Saddam Hussein be removed as Iraq’s ruler, and that Iraq become an Islamic State; You did just as he asked, and now alcohol, “western music,” and unveiled women are gone from Iraq, its formerly secular government replaced by one based on Sharia; Islamic law. That is Twenty white flags Mr. Bush.

As for the twenty-first white flag, this one you refuse to finally wave; You get to avoid waving it, so long as our children continue to die by the dozens for nothing; our own children are now “presented” in death as “flags”; you call it “honor.” We call it a disgrace to all that is decent, a crime against the military, a crime against everything this nation once stood for, the principles of which you’ve surrendered again and again and again.

Let me be clear with you Mr. Bush: This is not our white flag. We are not surrendering to our enemy. Not in the least. What you have failed to understand is who the enemy is; It’s you. You are our enemy. You are the enemy of America. We have not surrendered to you Mr. Bush. We are intent upon driving you and your kind from our midst. We’re sick of the surrendering of our country by the likes of you. The twenty-first flag will be waved by you Mr. Bush. I have it on twenty to one odds.

Sincerely,

A BuzzFlash Reader
An American Still Fighting for His Country

5 comments:

Tina said...

Grandpa Eddie: That was most excellent... and didja see the response my post "Ode to Bush" (that I dedicated in your honor) received from my psycho Repuke stalker? Helen says he is now bothering her, too... sigh...

Grandpa Eddie said...

Tina,
Yeah, I did see that post you put up...and thanks for the dedication, that's much appreciated. I didn't read the comments, though. I'll have to go back and read them. I have seen some of the other comments "Opus" has left...got your dad fired up. Opus is a Dopus!

Sorry to hear that Helen is having problems with him...but she's a ballsey lady and I'm sure she'll handle him as well as she did with the chimpanzee.

Gordon said...

Most excellent.

Fixer said...

What Gord said.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Gordon & Fixer,
Thanks guys. When I found this I just had to post it. The writer made very good points.