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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

 

The Bush Presidency - Cracks in the Armor


Thank you, Stephen Colbert * How many more Nathaniel DeTample ?


What a difference ! Remember Bush and the Republicans after the second inaugural ? They were the new centurions. Arrogant, invincible. They claimed they had a mandate. It felt as if they had. Things look different now. Applause for Stephen Colbert who exposed the president and his warts in public at the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner on April 29th. Dan Froomkin in the Post: "Colbert was merciless, reserving his most potent zingers for the people in spitting distance: The president who took the nation to war on false pretenses and the press corps that let him do it."
The full transcript of Colbert's speech is avilable at the DailyKos.Here are a few excerpts.
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"Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind."
---Bob Dylan


On August 13, 2005, I wrote about a 19-year old soldier, Nathaniel DeTample who died in Iraq on August 9th of that year. Since then 31 soldiers under the age of 20 have lost their lives in Iraq. Think about them. The total now is 2406; think about all of them and ask what did they die for.
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