Friday, February 18, 2005

Perle of Wisdom

"I will be surprised if we do not see a square in Baghdad named after this president." --Richard Perle, ex-Pentagon advisor

[ ] <-- G.W. Bush Square

I can see it now. A beautiful cobbled open space in the heart of downtown. Surrounded by cafes, souveneir shops, perhaps a McDonalds.

But I've got a better name for the square. 1,644 Soldiers Square.

These are the people that deserve a square named after them. Not GW. All GW did was throw our troops into battle without body armor. Our troops are the heroes. Not Bush, who sleeps every night on silk sheets next to his wife, while our soldiers write letters home while lying on their standard issue cots.

1,644 have died so far. And lets not forget who put them in harms way, with inadequate armor, planning and support.

The same way we don't honor the British commanders that sent Austrailian troops to their deaths at Gallipoli, we shouldn't honor Bush for rushing to war, and in the process, overlooking things that could have saved lives.

Someone threw a shoe at Perle when he made his speech. Yeah, I know, "who throws a shoe, honestly," but I applaud the shoe assailant, even though he missed worse than the guys who tried to face-pie Ann Coocher. After all, it made a great point.

Not even a sweaty shoe stinks worse than the Bush party rhetoric.

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