The Randomness Continues

Thursday, June 30, 2005


On Tuesday, in a televised address to the nation, President Bush announced he wants to take the war in a new direction. In his speech, Bush claimed that the original reason for going into Iraq wasn't to get rid of Weapons of Mass Destruction (Wait, what? Was that before or after we found out there weren't any?), but instead to eliminate the "Terrorist Haven" that Saddam Hussein set up in Iraq. And now, over two years after we shock and awed the crap out of Saddam's regime, our President said that because of the war, Iraq has become even more of a center for terrorism.

Wait.. he's for this war that he started, isn't he? He is?!? Ok, just making sure. I was kind of confused there, because he had a really good point (albeit for the opposite side of the issue he's arguing--but hey, we'll cut him some slack, the fact that he had a good idea is shocking). Why is it that our President, the one who fully supported and pushed the war from the very beginning, is saying that in more than two years we haven't just been unsuccesful in accomplishing our goal, but in fact have lost ground?? That doesn't make me want to skip down the street going, "Oh goody! Hooray for war!"

If the war has gotten us no further to accomplishing this "original goal", then why are we:
a) still there
b) still doing the same thing
c) claiming we're winning
d) not firing the people who made this mistake?

If I was in charge of a big Corporation (as we, the people, supposedly are
in charge of this country), and my managers had done nothing to stimulate any success at all in a project for over two years, they would have been fired a long time ago.

According to The Rasmussen Reports, President Bush's approval rating is currently sitting at 48%. That's interesting, because that essentially means as of today 48% of the country thinks he's doing a good job. Which leaves....... 52%!!!

The question that brings up is, if a majority of the country thinks he's doing a poor job, why was he also re-elected by a majority? I believe the final results of the 2004 Election went something like this:

George W. Bush

John Kerry

Not only does a majority of the country think he's doing a bad job, a majority of the country also thinks he's doing good enough of a job to serve a second term. Hmm.... does that not make sense to anyone else?

Don't worry, I promise to stop ranting.

Nearing the end of his address on Tuesday night, President Bush outlined his plan for a new way to handle the war: "Well I was thinkin' about this, ya know, last night while Dick and I were playin' Candy Land, I said to Dick, I said, 'Dick, I got a new idea for a way we can win this war. D'you remember how before, when we were playin' Risk, you were beatin' me so badly that I gave up and ran away cryin'? That's what the Iraqis should do!' I think that would make this war a heck of a lot easier to win, you know, if we weren't fightin' anyone. I think maybe our army could handle that."


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