November 13, 2006

What a strange thing for Bush to say:
"One freedom that defines our way of life is the freedom to choose our leaders at the ballot box. We saw that freedom earlier this week, when millions of Americans went to the polls to cast their votes for a new Congress. Whatever your opinion of the outcome, all Americans can take pride in the example our democracy sets for the world by holding elections even in a time of war."
From the comments at Daou Report:
That was really a scary comment. Did they actually think of canceling the election because of Iraq?

Why would he say such an inflammatory thing if the thought never crossed his mind?
Did they seriously consider cancelling these elections, or is that the back-up plan for 2008?

As the following quotes indicate, this is all just part and parcel of Bush's selfish bully mindset:
A dictatorship would be a lot easier... So long as I'm the dictator. (1998)

There ought to be limits to freedom. (1999)

If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier... [Bush chuckles, audience laughs] ...just so long as I'm the dictator [more laughter]. (2000)

A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it. (2001)
Bush is an elite who rules for the elites. You wonder how he can be so shameless: it's because he just doesn't care about ordinary folk in New Orleans, about dead Iraqis and wounded soldiers and grieving families.

He doesn't care about the rule of law, the US Constitution is just a damned piece of paper that keeps getting in his way, and elections are no better (unless you can win them, or steal them).

5 comments:

Michael said...

When, exactly, did CONGRESS declare war to make him a war president? As far as I recall, they authorized use of force but didn't declare war.

Anonymous said...

Unless I am mistaken, the war declared for gulf war 1 was never officially ended. So, we were already in a declared war against Iraq at the time of his invasion. I'm not defending the war, but I'm pretty sure Bush did not need congress to 'declare' war again to resume the hostilities. unfortunately.

Michael said...

Congress has declared war 11 times, and Iraq isn't any of them.

War of 1812 (UK), Mexican-American War (Mexico), Spanish-American War (Spain), WWI (Germany & Austria-Hungary), WWII (Japan, Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania)

Michael said...

Congress has declared war 11 times, and Iraq isn't any of them.

War of 1812 (UK), Mexican-American War (Mexico), Spanish-American War (Spain), WWI (Germany & Austria-Hungary), WWII (Japan, Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania)

gandhi said...

Bush's USA is at war with itself.

What you gotta ask yourself is, how did this fool ever get elected?

And how come so many other US politicians are just as bad, or worse?

As one marketing guru said of Tom Delay:

"When Tom and his bunch first ran, they campaigned against the cesspool in Washington. After a while they looked around and said, 'Hey, this isn't a cesspool, it's a hot tub.' "

That's YOUR MONEY these people are swimming around in, America - what are YOU going to do about it?

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