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Wednesday, April 28, 2004  

Oh, the Things we Do in Bushworld!

Maureen Dowd describes Bush's reality. Some things that happen in Bushworld:

It's their reality. We just live and die in it.
--> In Bushworld, our troops go to war and get killed, but you never see the bodies coming home...
--> In Bushworld, flag-draped remains of the fallen are important to revere and show the nation, but only in political ads hawking the president's leadership against terror...
--> In Bushworld, we can create an exciting Iraqi democracy as long as it doesn't control its own military, pass any laws or have any power...
--> In Bushworld, we can win over Falluja by bulldozing it...
--> In Bushworld, it's fine to take $700 million that Congress provided for the war in Afghanistan and 9/11 recovery and divert it to the war in Iraq that you're insisting you're not planning...
--> In Bushworld, you don't consult your father, the expert in being president during a war with Iraq, but you do talk to your Higher Father, who can't talk back to warn you to get an exit strategy or chide you for using Him for political purposes...
--> In Bushworld, you can reign as the antiterror president even after hearing an intelligence report about Al Qaeda's plans to attack America and then stepping outside to clear brush...
--> In Bushworld, you can claim to be the environmental president on Earth Day while being the industry president every other day...
--> In Bushworld, the C.I.A. says it can't find out whether there are W.M.D. in Iraq unless we invade on the grounds that there are W.M.D. ...
--> In Bushworld, it's perfectly natural for the president and vice president to appear before the 9/11 commission like the Olsen twins...

posted by Anjali Taneja | 4/28/2004 10:08:00 AM | |


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