BUSH DOUBLE-THINK REVERSED

BUSH DOUBLE-THINK REVERSED

A News Satire
By Peter Fredson

March 6, 2005

Part of my daily routine is to go to GOOGLE for its excellent news service. Today I read another of George Bush’s incessant belligerent war rumblings. The news item from Reuters said basically:

“Syria would start pulling back its forces in Lebanon Monday. The United States warned it would accept no half measures and wants the Syrians gone before May elections. The United States is wary of Assad’s plans. The White House said that, with its allies, it would not stand by as Assad takes “half measures” in Lebanon, promising to step up pressure for a complete and immediate withdrawal.”

“The international community is not going to stand by and let Assad continue these kind of half measures,” White House counselor Dan Bartlett said. He said a withdrawal timetable could be worked out if Assad commits to removing all troops and secret services and indicated this must be done before elections expected in Lebanon in May.”

“I don’t think there could be a scenario in which there could be a real, truly free and fair election with a Syrian presence continuing to have an intimidation factor in Lebanon,” Bartlett said. Syrian secret services and intelligence officials in Lebanon “really keep the clamp of fear in the Lebanese people,” he said.”

Well, that made me wonder if Assad could reverse the belligerent Bush talk, so that the news item might read as follows:

“The United States will start pulling back its forces in Iraq Monday, and we warned the United States that we would accept no half measures. We want the Yanqui terrorists gone before May elections.”

“Under intense international pressure, Bush announced plans Saturday for a complete withdrawal of troops from Iraq but said Washington would play a role in its neighbor’s affairs. He also said that all his corporations would stay in Iraq to help the country extract its oil.”

“The pullback would start immediately after a meeting in Damascus between leaders of both countries to approve Bush’s plan for a swift two-phased withdrawal.”

Syria has long been wary of Bush’s aggressive war-mongering plans.  It said Sunday that, with its allies, it would not stand by as Bush takes “half measures” in Iraq, promising to step up pressure for a complete and immediate withdrawal.”

“The international community is not going to stand by and let Bush continue to have these kinds of half measures,” a Syrian Mullah commented.”

“He said a withdrawal timetable could be worked out if Bush commits to removing all troops and secret services and indicated this must be done before elections expected in Lebanon in May”.

“I don’t think there could be a scenario in which there could be a real, truly free and fair election with an American invasion presence continuing to have a truly terrorizing and intimidation factor in Iraq.” the Mullah said..
“American secret services, contractors, rampaging soldiers, missionaries and intelligence officials in Iraq “really keep the clamp of fear in the Iraqi people,” he said.”

“President Assad is considering new unilateral sanctions, including freezing American assets, Syrian officials say, and is discussing “next steps” with Muslim and European allies.”

Wouldn’t it be nice if all the American press printed both sides of an issue, and that FOX NEWS hired some real reporters instead of sycophants?

And, wouldn’t it be very nice if Bush refrained from making warlike pronouncements and instead concentrated on keeping America a democracy instead of letting his Far Right sponsors turn it into a theocracy?  Perhaps it is too much to ask that Bush refrain from his attacks on Social Security, Medicare, Gays, and the Environment to concentrate on getting factories and jobs back in the United States. He seems to prefer to spend his time waving flags, holding up crosses, trash talking, and smirking.

7 thoughts on “BUSH DOUBLE-THINK REVERSED

  1. I found through Reuters that Bush also said the following:

    “We want democracy in Lebanon to succeed. And we know it cannot succeed so long as she is occupied by a foreign power.

  2. I think you are leaving out some very important points here.  You are making it sound like Bush in the lone voice in all this.  One difference from Iraq in this situation is true international support.  Bush is hardly calling for a war, he is simply helping lay on the pressure as is much of the international community. The floodgates have openeded, we just need to help keep the momentum going.

    Pulled From
    http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7831846

    “Pro-Syrian protesters will take to the streets of Beirut on Tuesday in a show of strength highlighting deep divisions in Lebanon over Syria’s role in the country.”

    “President Bush’s administration warned Syrian leaders it would “hold their feet to the fire,” and Britain, Germany and Lebanon’s former colonial power France also put pressure on Damascus.”

    “Bush and French President Jacques Chirac confirmed in phone talks they were determined to obtain the full application of a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for all foreign forces to leave Lebanon, French officials said.”

  3. John said: ”  Bush is hardly calling for a war, he is simply helping lay on the pressure as is much of the international community.”

    If John would look backwards 4 years, he would find the Bush arrogance in issuing ultimatums, and beating the war drums, was uncannily similar to his rhetoric today. He switched from trying to find Bin Laden to finding EVIL in Iraq and he sent his sycophants to the U.N. to bribe or bully other nations into supporting his pretension as a Neo-con to rule the world. When Bush fails, as with his tax cuts, he does the same thing over again. His belligerency is partly a distraction for people to avoid criticism for his mind-numbing attacks on education, the environment, social security, democracy, etc. etc. His anti-gay rhetoric seems to have won his reelection, to the horrified amazement of half of the nation.  If you think the name of BUSH causes admiration in foreign nations, just read some of their newspaper comments on his reign.

  4. Peter I will not disagree with you (well actually I do but it would do no good so I won’t.)  I am simply saying that truly the international community has demanded Syria pull back.  In fact the first voices to make these demands were Lebanese protesters.  This is a great force of change and as soon as the United States joins in to add to the pressure the Bush haters come out of the woodwork.  I do not pretend to be wise in these matters (just a college boy from Montana) but I think I could say with confidence that Syria pulling out of Lebanon is a good thing for the sovereignty of their nation.  OK, so you hate Bush, but come on, do you REALLY think we are going to invade Syria?  I think that is highly doubtful.  Now I would completely agree with you if we were talking about Iran, which is an entirely different story.  The type of rhetoric coming out of the White House aimed at Iran is disturbingly similar to what we had when leading to the war with Iraq.  The issue with “possible Nuclear Weapons” in Iran and a much more hostile history makes for a more explosive situation.

  5. John: I’m glad we agree on the need to tone down the rhetoric and turn to normal diplomacy, which was rejected in favor of bullying, bribing, spying, and swaggering while rejecting diplomacy. “Hate” may be too strong a word for my approach to Bush.  “Contempt” is more like it for his arrogance, paranoid secrecy, and thinking he is somehow above the law, so that he can change the Constitution every time Jerry Falwell thumps the Bible.  Most days I am “annoyed” to the point of exasperation, with his ploys to distract our attention from his domestic failures. And with his smirking.

  6. Actually for awhile there it did seem like Syria was lining up to be the next target in Bush’s cross-hairs, but with Iran’s continuing push into nuclear research coming center stage it definitely seems that Bush and friends are shifting their sights.

  7. Good day all.  I’m new here, so here’s the vital info. 
    I’m a 19 year old, french canadian poli-sci student from western canada and a member of the NDP (canada’s main left party)
    And despite being an Atheist, I’m convinced that Condi Rice is the reincarnation of Satan.
    by the way, its really refreshing to see this kind of website on the internet.  Especially in the face of all the partisan bullshit that’s been flying around in the media for the last little while.

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