Who Hijacked Our Country

Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Cakewalk: Year Six

And the party just never ends. How could we leave? Soldiers being greeted as liberators. Throngs of grateful Iraqis showering their conquering heroes with ice cream and flowers. The entire world cheering wildly as we overthrew a dictator who was “worse than Hitler” and brought democracy and tranquility to the Middle East.

(BTW, how come Godwin's Law never got invoked when drooling warmongers kept comparing Saddam Hussein to Adolph Hitler? Just wondering.)

And just think, if John McCain gets elected we might continue this crazy funfest for ninety-five more years (or was that 995?).

Not to quibble, but, uhh…this party is getting just a bit, well, expensive. How will we continue to pay for it? Ah Hell, let the moonbats whine about trivia like that.


Blogger Ken Albin said...

Spot on! When a war lasts longer than the participation of the US in World War 2 you have to begin looking at what we are doing there, no matter what your beliefs. Even the hawks are beginning to take a long, hard look at our Iraq policy.

March 20, 2008 at 12:41 PM  
Blogger PoliShifter said...

Whatever happend to Donald "6 days, 6 weeks, I doubt 6 months" or Paul "The oil will pay for the war and more" Wolfowitz?

Just where are them WMD's and where in the world is Dead or Alive Smoke'em Out Bin Laden?

No Weapons of Mass Destruction here (ha ha ha) No weaposn of mass destruction under there (ha ha ha)

March 20, 2008 at 1:04 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Ken: So true. Whatever our original reasons were for going over there, it was supposed to be short and to the point ("shock and awe" etc.). Something sure went horribly wrong.

PoliShifter: Yup, "less than 6 months," "bin Laden wanted dead or alive," Weapons of Mass Destruction -- we've been had.

March 20, 2008 at 1:25 PM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

The war will pay for itself with all that sweet, sweet oil! Yum!

March 20, 2008 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Apparently, I just stole poli's comment. Sorry, man!

March 20, 2008 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Randal: Yes, that was great how the oil revenues paid for the war and then some. Our economy is now better than ever.

Comment thief :)

March 20, 2008 at 3:47 PM  
Blogger Anajo/Anijo/JoAnn said...

When I think of all of the money and energy being spent by the Obama and Clinton camps attacking one another and think that all of this effort could be used towards defeating John McCain, it just causes me to feel so damed disheartened..

March 21, 2008 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

When you say the "party" is getting expensive, do you mean the Iraq occupation party, or the Republican party? Both, probably.

The thought of McCain in office, keeping this crap going, is almost enough to make me freak out. We need to rid ourselves of the PNAC school of thought, that is, we need some kind of perceived threat to justify our military being the size it is. McCain may not be thought of as that type of neocon, but when it comes to the war, he fits right in with that group.

And just like Randal says, that oil sure is sweet! I think I will go have some as a sundae topper right now!

March 21, 2008 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Anajo/Anijo/Joann: Good point. I hope whichever Democrat gets the nomination, the other one will throw all of his/her weight and influence behind the winner. And like you said, it would be nice if they'd quit slamming each other and slam McCain instead.

Snave: I think the Iraq Occupation Party and the Republican Party are one and the same. And they were the party that kept campaigning against "nation-building" in 2000. Talk about flipflopping.

The Republican Party needs to be out of power for awhile, until they rid themselves of the neocon/PNAC goons that hijacked the party. I don't know how these assholes can keep a straight face, talking about "limited government" and supporting the Patriot Act and Protect America Act at the same time.

March 21, 2008 at 2:40 PM  
Blogger Lew Scannon said...

Once this party ends, they'll just move it across the street, especially if McCain wins.

March 21, 2008 at 7:36 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Lew: Yup, if McCain wins there won't be much of a change, unless a lot of new Democrats get elected to Congress. So far this Democratic Congress is pretty disappointing, but maybe if we get more of them...

March 21, 2008 at 7:51 PM  
Anonymous Kvatch said...

How will we continue to pay for it? Ah Hell, let the moonbats whine about trivia like that.

Indeed! How many more generations' futures can we mortgage?

March 22, 2008 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Kvatch: Hell yeah, let our children's children's children worry about it. The important thing is to keep those tax cuts in place, so that the CEOs who are making a fortune from this war won't have to help pay for it.

March 22, 2008 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

Not only has the GOP been hijacked by the neocons, it has also been hijacked for even longer by the evangelicals. I think the GOP should just make like an amoeba, and split off into two more cohesive parties. One would be a socially-moderate fiscal conservative party with few if any jingoist tendencies... basically kind of a cutthroat bunch who would perpetuate bad economic policies here at home and who might, under dire enough economic circumstances, consider war as an option. I think they would attract about a third of our voting population.

The other party would be the anti-Roe v Wade, anti-gay, party of belligerent fundamentalist Christian reconstructivists who want to keep Middle East wars going in order to facilitate the "end times". That party might make up 15% of the voting population, if it was lucky.

March 23, 2008 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: Yup, the Libertarian free marketers and the medieval Bible thumpers -- I don't know how they've managed to co-exist in the same party all these years. I sure wish they'd split up into 2 smaller parties. I've always thought that if the Democrats had anybody as shrewd as Karl Rove, they could figure out a way to drive a wedge between those 2 groups. It's insane that they've stayed together this long.

March 23, 2008 at 10:28 PM  
Blogger Mentarch said...

There is also "The Cakewalk: Year Seven" ...



April 2, 2008 at 6:31 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Mentarch: Ah yes, the other cakewalk.

April 2, 2008 at 6:35 PM  

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