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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:27 AM
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A peak into the Bush mindset: Soldiers' deaths irrelevant
This is sick.

"Why should we hear about body bags and deaths and how many, what day it's gonna happen? It's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?" George W. Bush's mother Barbara on ABC/Good Morning America, March 18, 2003

ARticle is entitled "Humanity is first casualty of war"
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename...

Duckie
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Duckiesplaything Donating Member (98 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:30 AM
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1. Well now what do you think
He can't be bothered with such insignificant things as deaths in a war that he started now can he?....I mean really he's got much more important things to think about like, where he's gonna send them to die next.
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:30 AM
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2. Oh God, can I throw up now?? How putrid. Hide your head in the sand,
Babs, go ahead. I am sure it is far too painful to face the reality of what your little 'man' has accomplished.
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Sticky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:33 AM
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3. Antonia Zerbisias
is one of my favourites! She pulls no punches when it comes to bushco.

Here is the archive of recent articles:
http://tinyurl.com/3ajxh

It's a good read.
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lectrobyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:42 AM
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4. I always have trouble with quotes like this, and want to call "BS"...

because though they may think it, in this case, part of my mind says that they can't be that arrogant to come out and just say it... But then again, I go back to the Lewis Black bit about at least the Democrats make you work to uncover their corruption, while the Republicans just rub your nose it (Cheney and Halliburton).
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:29 PM
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9. She said it on TV for millions to hear
It was one of those live morning quasi-news shows.

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fryguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:42 AM
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5. Increased hostile activity a mark of success
In keeping with this brilliant linkage made earlier in the occupation by the Bush League, I think John Stewart's recommended is a great one - the phrase 'came under attack' be replaced with 'had their success confirmed.' For example: "The 101st Airborne Division had its success confirmed in Faluja this morning. Three were killed and ten wounded."
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rangerfan Donating Member (176 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:49 AM
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6. Why is this important?
Since it was over 13 months ago, before the war? Seems to be out of context.
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:51 PM
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10. Someone has a typo, either here, or in the story being quoted...
Babs said that just over a month ago on Larry King.

:)
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starroute Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:23 PM
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8. "I told the family how much we appreciated his sacrifice"
"I just met with Specialist Chris Hill's family from North Carolina," Bush said. "You know, I told the family how much we appreciated his sacrifice -- he was killed in Iraq -- and assured him that we would stay the course, that a free Iraq was very important for peace in the world, long-term peace, and that we're being challenged in Iraq because there are people there that hate freedom. But the family was pleased to hear that we -- its son would not have died in vain. And that's an important message that I wanted to share with you today."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A54460-20...


It's not quite as blatant, but this one struck me as really creepy. Words like "appreciated his sacrifice" and "pleased to hear" might be appropriate ways to speak about tireless supporters or financial contributors. They are totally out of keeping when applied to the death of a human being.

Bush seems to live in a world where the death of soldiers is a *good* thing, and that is even worse than his mother's indifference.
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