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George, You're No George

It has become maddening to watch the Bushies fall all over themselves to try to come up with new ways to justify their continued warmongering and lawlessness. First we were told that the war on terror was to be the ideological struggle of the 21st century, like nothing this country had ever faced before. Or maybe we had, since it was then supposed to be like the Cold War, a decades long struggle to stop the spread of Islamofascism. After that it was like WWII and Korea, a struggle to stop Islamists from toppling regime after regime in a domino effect that would eventually find its way to our shores. Now its like the Revolutionary War. We are suppose to believe that the threat of terrorism is such that it can literally end liberty and freedom in this country.

Of course to compare our circumstances to those faced by George Washington and our founders is so disingenuous as to be repugnant. But that is how Bush sees himself. Fighting to maintain liberty and freedom just like the first George W. did. Too bad the current one has done more to tarnish the image of our nation as one founded on the rule of law and respect for human rights. And given we know how Washington felt about such matters, I doubt he would take kindly to his image being used to burnish the current fuckup-in-chief's misadventures.

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