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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

George W. Bush: “Won't Somebody Please Come Out and Play with Me??”

Wanted: We are now accepting applicants for the exciting new position of War Czar. Just think of the opportunity — YOU could be in charge of our ongoing military adventures in Iraq and Afghanistan. Come on, there's light at the end of the tunnel. The insurgency is on its last legs.

The Bush Administration created this position several weeks ago, with no publicity. They were hoping they could quietly fill the position and then Bush could hold a big ceremony where he would announce the new position and who would be filling it. The best laid plans…

So far, three retired generals have been offered this position — and they’ve turned it down. These generals include retired Marine General John J. Sheehan, a former NATO commander. He said "The very fundamental issue is, they don't know where the hell they're going." He said that pragmatists who want to find a way out of Iraq are overpowered in the White House by the Cheney philosophy of stay and stay and stay until either we win or Hell freezes over. "So rather than go over there, develop an ulcer and eventually leave, I said, 'No, thanks.' "

Who could possibly turn down an opportunity like this? What kind of job could be more challenging? Let’s see: how about being the last-minute replacement skipper on the Titanic. Or Tom DeLay might be looking for a new Public Relations manager.

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16 Comments:

Blogger Candace said...

Gonzalez may be looking for a new job soon...

April 11, 2007 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Candace: Hey, there you go. Bush has a position he can't fill, and Gonzales will soon be in need of a job. Perfect match.

April 11, 2007 at 3:24 PM  
Blogger Political Realm said...

Maybe the idea of working with someone so insulated from reality just doesn't sound as appealing as it once did.

April 11, 2007 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Political Realm: I think working for the Bush Administration is losing its appeal in general. Usually, working for the White House is a huge status symbol; a ticket upward. But the Bush White House is such a disaster, I think working for them is more like a black mark on somebody's resume.

April 11, 2007 at 3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All War Talk aside,

I thought being a Republican Conservative was about smaller government yet Reagan/Bush(es) have made government so much larger, adding cabinet post and the like.

Another Job, Another Bureaucracy

Erik

April 11, 2007 at 10:10 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

So, a new position is being created and is being referred to as "War Czar"? That's something that needs to be nipped in the bud, quick. The idea that there is a need for such a position, particularly if it is to be a permanent position, assumes that the U.S. will permanently be at war, from now on, until Kingdom Comes. Or cums. Or whatever.

Bush is so deluded. He is like a little boy playing with armies of plastic toy soldiers. The game is made up as it goes along, and a short attention span usually leads to the game suddenly ending with a giant "kapow!" before it is then resumed, soon, with new imaginary armies fighting against more imaginary enemies.

Bush might as well just eliminate all other government leadership positions, including that of president, and just call HIMSELF "Czar". Period. He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, and he will never understand that 99% of the rest of Americans weren't.

April 11, 2007 at 10:42 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: Yup, that's much more contradictory than most Republicans would admit. "War Czar" and "limited government" don't exactly go hand in hand, but try telling that to a Republican.

Snave: I think this idea will nip itself in the bud when Bush isn't able to fill the position of War Czar. Or, he'll eventually fill the position, with his 9th choice.

You're right, Bush is exactly like a kid playing with toy soldiers. He (and Cheney/Wolfowitz et al.) has absolutely no grasp of the simple fact that every casualty in Iraq or Afghanistan means a family is grieving. Intelligence and empathy are two qualities we need in whoever replaces Bush (and hopefully that'll be soon).

April 11, 2007 at 11:27 PM  
Blogger LETS TALK said...

George is having trouble enlisting or going by this post the right way.

Just you wait, he'll have one of his fellow friends of a friend, who worked on a project for a friend of a friend, who has no military knowledge, take this job and yes, no matter how much he lacks in knowledge, George will tell you that his czar is doing one heck of a job.

April 12, 2007 at 9:20 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Let's Talk: I think that's exactly what will happen. Some cronie, or a friend of a friend's college roommate that Bush owes a favor to. Heckuva Job Brownie might be the perfect candidate.

April 12, 2007 at 9:59 AM  
Anonymous JollyRoger said...

Poor Chimpy. Even the people who came up with the stupid strategeries of his Great Patriotic War on Iraq won't take the job.

They apparently know that it is a chump'e position designed to give the Boy Blunder another layer of blame. I guess Chimpy's finding fewer and fewer people ready to put their heads on the chopping block for him. That's what happens when everybody around you winds up on the block.

April 12, 2007 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger LETS TALK said...

That same thought came to my mind when I first read your post!

April 12, 2007 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jolly Roger: Yup, I'm afraid the Boy Blunder has used up all of that political capital he was bragging about, and now he's so far in debt nobody will come near him.

Let's Talk: Yeah, it'll be interesting to see who ends up taking this job.

April 12, 2007 at 4:50 PM  
Blogger PoliShifter said...

Bush needs someone to kick around....doesn't look like anyone is volunteering.

April 12, 2007 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

PoliShifter: Yup, I think Bush is gonna have more and more trouble finding volunteers to get kicked around.

April 12, 2007 at 9:46 PM  
Blogger Candace said...

Rut roh. It may be that Wolfowitz will be looking for a new job soon.
Ooh! And Rummy's not doing anything, is he?

April 13, 2007 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Candace: Yup, Wolfowitz and Rumsfeld -- two more possible candidates.

April 13, 2007 at 11:00 PM  

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