Sunday, April 29, 2007

Will the Shrub go NOW?

The Preznit has, in the past, gone to Ft. Bragg for Photo Ops, making sure that he gets on the news with the troops and their families carefully spread out behind him. (and they are the really photogenic ones too!) Now that a truly horrendous week for the 82nd has happened, 9 troops killed and at least 15 wounded in one attack, will he go for any memorial service? I really doubt it. He babbles a great deal, tells everyone that only he and those like him support the troops. The rest of us, the ones who question, who don't blindly believe everything he says, are suspect, they don't come out directly and call us traitors, but the implications are there. Actually, Deadeye deferment Dickie isn't that circumspect...he'll tell us that we are!

All of them on Capitol Hill, Dem or Repub need to quit playing politics with us. The spending bill needs to be stripped of the pork, the non binding resolution needs to be explained to Preznit (non binding means we feel strongly about it, but it's not THE LAW!) and get the thing passed. No one's political career is more important than funding the troops, funding your latest silly self aggrandizing project is NOT more important, nor is your stubborn, (5 year old throwing temper tantrum) arrogant "cause I's the Prezint" refusal to deal with Congress. I suppose I am being ridiculous, hoping that Congress and the administration, the two parties, and everyone else will stop for a moment, and think about the troops and not themselves. Yeah.. I'm sure I am.

LAW

5 comments:

Dizzy Dezzi said...

It's like I always say (and I find I have been saying it a lot over the last 4 years...), "A gal can dream, can't she?"

Sigh...

Sis B said...

No, he won't be at Bragg. But he did spend Easter at Ft. Hood. I felt very honored. :|

Then again, if you listen to his wife, NO one suffers more than the two of them about this war. No one.

http://rawstory.com/news/2007/Laura_Bush_No_one_suffers_more_0425.html

Laura said...

He won't attend and he will veto the bill. He's said he would veto it so many times now that he has to do so just to save face. At least with those that still think he's "great." A good bit of the pork was stripped out of the final bill. What's left is pork that provides funding for veterans and victims of Katrina. I'm not that surprised the the press didn't bother to let people know about the pork that was stripped out, though.

What really bugs me is that the fool could have just done what he's always done. Signed the damn bill and then write out a signing statement that says "only I can decide when we start leaving." If anyone is making a political show of this it's Bush.

Army Mom Times Three said...

I don't think Bush is great -- he seems rather silly some times; but he's our President and he AND CONGRESS sent our sons and daughters into a war to accomplish a mission and the soldiers need the support and funding to get the job done. No more Mr.NiceGuy. Git 'r Done and bring my boys HOME!

mismysailor said...

I think the very last face at my husbands funeral I would want to see would be his. I can understand why he wouldn't go unless the bases were holding a big ceremony, the amount of insanity a Presidential visit causes is insane and that's the last thing those families want/need to deal with. As far as his threat to Veto the bill, it's time that Bush accepts that the majority of the American people want us out of Iraq and start to figure out how to get us out with the least amount of harm done to all parties involved. I believe we were lied to about why we were going to Iraq but we have destabalized a country, I'm not minimalizing what happened in VA Tech but imagine living in a country where that happens everyday...sometimes more than once. We don't belong there in the capacity that we're serving now but we've made a huge mess and if we don't clean it up it'll be another Afghanistan filled with terrorists waiting for their chance at another 9/11. My Dad faught in the first Gulf War my husband in the current one and I don't want my son over there in 10 yrs.