I nearly gagged on my recycled spork when I saw a clip of Laura Bush on a “Today Show” interview, when she claimed nobody suffered more about the Iraq War than she and George. I strongly recommend putting down any eating utensils (including your bloody hands, Dick) before watching this video.
OMG! Like, gag me with a silver spoon, Laura. Did you just say nobody suffers more than you? OMG! Are you for real?
Even as a US Army veteran of the Cold War, I have better sense than to equate any or all of my suffering to someone who's serving in the Iraq War, let alone their family members who've been left behind.
Jim Hightower served up one of my favorite lines about President Bush when he said, “George Bush was born on third base, and thought he’d hit a triple.” Using this as a litmus test, I try imagining who, in their Christian Right mind, would marry someone who is completely oblivious.
And this leads me to one of my favorite Obi-wan Kenobi lines (from Star Wars IV: A New Hope and motif-in-progress for the ’08 Presidential Election): “Who's the more foolish: The fool, or the fool who follows him?” But before I begin pigeonholing our First Stepford Lady, maybe I should see if her projected compassion merits any truth.
Michelle Barish, whose brother is serving in Iraq
Rose Forrest, who is about to be redeployed
Lindzi Bittinger-Baird, whose husband is being redeployed after serving the last 2.5 years in the Inactive Reserves
We can only pray to God (and I'm not talking about the God-fearing God, who stumbled upon George W. when he was stuck in Right field) that Laura’s doesn’t signal her hubby to steal home (code/mixed metaphor for attacking Iran).
*All videos are courtesy of the VideoVets Project. To learn more about the "VideoVets: Bring Our Troops Home" project and/or vote which video should be made into a commercial by Vietnam Veteran, Oliver Stone, go to the videovets site at MoveOn.org.
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