Dear Mr. Bush,

I was just wondering, since the war
in iraq is such a noble effort and
clearly you believe firmly in this
cause and the reason that thousands
of our men and women and innocent
iraqui citizens have died, and also
since clearly there is a troop
shortage (that you have denied
by the way), why don't you get
the twins to sign up for a tour of duty?
If, according to you, things are going
so well, shouldn't you make the same
sacrifice that our citizens are making
by sending their sons and daughters off
to fight in a war that you lied about
to initiate? You say you want to lead by
example, the lead by example. Prove
that you really believe in what my
friends and family are fighting and
dying for.


Sounds like a very good idea, Angie. Besides, Bush's daughter might come handy in providing much needed entertainment for the troops.... pyramids and all
1/18/2005 12:31:00 am  
Har har har... nice post angie, nice to meet you as well. Wouldn't it be nice if Bush put up as much as everyone else is? I guess one of the advantages to being in his position is being able to shape the rules however he sees fit. Ahh, the not-so-fresh smell of power abuse.
1/18/2005 12:39:00 am  
I've always felt Mr. Bush would re-enact the draft if it was necessary for the success of his plans. At the same time I think, maybe because he has 2 daughters he might not. But, I imagine he could find some safe, cozy place for them if it became necessary.
1/18/2005 08:28:00 am  
well said... VERY well said!

visiting bwo B.E.
1/18/2005 08:49:00 am  
Dianne, it's important to note that the Democrats put the draft back on the Congress floor. I guess they did this so they could push to enact it to end the war (there'd be so much uprising against a draft). Right now it's not necessary anyway... but according to some journalists, we're planning for "Operation Irani Freedom--New American Century, Phase 2".
1/18/2005 09:50:00 am  
Starchbean said: "Dianne, it's important to note that the Democrats put the draft back on the Congress floor."

I guess I missed this. I can't keep up with all that's going on in US politics. Trying to keep up with US, French and EU politics is daunting to say the least.

I have to say here, the Democrats seem to have lost their balance. They no longer seem to know what they stand for. I'm not a Democrat and this last Presidential election was hard for me. I had to vote against Bush but Kerry wasn't my candidate of choice although I did feel he would make a better President than Bush. The US badly needs change in it's electoral process. US citizens need to hear from all parties. There are many great ideas out there that need to come to the forefront.
1/18/2005 10:26:00 am  
To Starchybean:

"we're planning for "Operation Irani Freedom--New American Century, Phase 2".

Yes. Amazing, ain't it? Let me quote something a right-winger posted only 2 days ago under the neat title of:

"Iraq, Check; Iran, Next!"

Pretty good appetizer, isn't it? But now comes the main course - quoted text again:

"Well if this is true it may mean that our next campain in the middle east will be Iran."

Hell, why not indeed, eh? I guess it that fails again, the US can keep going country after country. They're sure to find WMDs somewhere. Hey by the time they get here to France, they'll be ecstatic - plenty of them here. And if they keep doing the round of the globe, they'll eventually come across the biggest stockpile of WMDs, i.e. in the US. Wonder if cluey Bush will suddenly declare war on the US. At least it should cut down on the war costs.

Wow, don't know about you but the irrefutable logic of the argument feels to me like an AK-47 shoved up my ass. You just can't help but bow in agreement.

Here's the link to the blog of this grand master of humanitarian ceremonies, tBlog "A100WWE" genius:

1/18/2005 01:44:00 pm  
to dianne:
i agree. the dems don't know where they are headed. kerry wasn't my choice either (dean was my man but didn't make the cut) but i felt that a vote for any one else was a vote for bush as it took away a vote for kerry, and kerry was the only one with a shot a beating him.
1/18/2005 01:49:00 pm  
silly Angie... Bush do something approaching noble? Besides, I have a feeling those two acorns didn't fall far from the tree.
1/18/2005 02:53:00 pm  
Surrogate: "silly Angie... Bush do something approaching noble? Besides, I have a feeling those two acorns didn't fall far from the tree."

Yes, I agree with you... looks like the little ol' Skull and Bones were unstoppable last election. I particularly enjoyed it when Kerry conceded without so much as a complaint. Not to mention his weak, gutless campaign.

My number one pick of the Democrats was Wesley Clark (I liked what he was saying, although I had to dig really deep anywhere to find it--I guess I was primarily in love with the idea that a general could be opposed to the Iraq War), my second choice was Kucinich, and my third Dean (that whole yell was such a joke, to this day I think it's idiotic it cost him the election). But of course my first choice was the Green David Cobb, who actually was arrested with the Libertarian candidate while trying to get into one of the debates. That was my proudest moment of the election season.

Angie and Dianne, I think we can see the Democrats moving right for the sake of winning more votes. This is the beginning of the end to our little republic, which although suffers from negatives as any nation will completely undergo a change to totalitarian facism. While this may sound crazy, the reason is this: Democracy thrives on conflict. It's possibly the least efficient form of government because of this. Democracy is inherently incapable of facilitating a Holocaust--or other such fast moving event like it--because to survive it requires debate, discussion and argument. Thus democracy should never be able to make forward movement without taking a step back too. Don't kid yourselves, when we find ourselves in an ultra-efficient government (like we're leaning towards today... three invasions in three years?! Wow, how WW2 Germany of us--they thought they were doing the right thing too!) it is not a democracy, at best it's a republic with very controlling elites.
1/18/2005 07:06:00 pm  
lets all band together and form a new party!!!
1/18/2005 07:21:00 pm  
"Let's start a new party!"

That's the cry I've heard after all but three of the last ten presidential elections here in the U.S. "We're not getting the real message out because we accept them dilluting it...."


Look. We can start a new party.
We can get farther left, which would be a lot more fun...
We can get a little further right, maybe tighten things up a tad...
and we're still not going to win any elections, because, especially these days, to win in big time presidential politics, what it takes - more than message, more than money, more than a slick candidate - is the will to do ANYTHING to beat your opponent into submission.

And we're shitty at that.

Always have been.
1/18/2005 09:36:00 pm  
"Let's start a new party!"

How about a Trotskyist one? Che Guevara? He's cute. Plus you can get t-shirts of him all over Europe.
1/18/2005 10:24:00 pm  
to surrogate:
that's because they didn't have me on the campaign ;-)
1/18/2005 11:56:00 pm  



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