It’s A George W. Thing…

6 comments February 19th, 2007at 01:53pm Posted by Eli

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Yes, they are exactly the same…

President Bush honored the 275th birthday of the nation’s first president on Monday, likening George Washington’s long struggle that gave birth to a nation to the war on global terrorism.

“Today, we’re fighting a new war to defend our liberty and our people and our way of life,” said Bush, standing in front of Washington’s home and above a mostly frozen Potomac River.

“And as we work to advance the cause of freedom around the world, we remember that the father of our country believed that the freedoms we secured in our revolution were not meant for Americans alone.”

Apparently they’re meant for everyone but Americans.

“I feel right at home here. After all, this is the home of the first George W. I thank President Washington for welcoming us today. He doesn’t look a day over 275 years old,” Bush said to laughter.

Please just shoot me. Right about now, Washington’s ghost is thinking that maybe death isn’t so bad after all.

“On the field of battle, Washington’s forces were facing a mighty empire, and the odds against them were overwhelming. The ragged Continental Army lost more battles than it won, suffered waves of desertions, and stood on the brink of disaster many times. Yet George Washington’s calm hand and determination kept the cause of independence and the principles of our Declaration alive,” Bush said on a clear but frigid day, speaking to several hundred people.

Okay, so if we’re comparing the American Revolution to Iraq or the War On Terror… tell me again which side is supposed to be us?

“In the end, General Washington understood that the Revolutionary War was a test of wills, and his will was unbreakable,” said Bush. “After winning the war, Washington did what victorious leaders rarely did at the time. He voluntarily gave up power.”

Um, does this make anyone else uneasy?

“Over the centuries, America has succeeded because we have always tried to maintain the decency and the honor of our first president,” Bush said.

…Until now.

So, just let me make sure that I have this straight: Dubya compared our Endless Campaign To Blow Up Everyone We Don’t Like War On Terror to the American Revolution – you know, the one where a weak, fledgling nation successfully defeated a superpower that potentially could have destroyed it? And compared himself to George Washington – you know, the modest, humble, martially competent man who did not crave unlimited personal power?


Entry Filed under: Bush,Iraq,Politics,Wankers,War


  • 1. Glenn  |  February 19th, 2007 at 3:37 pm

    Help. I laughed so hard, I’m choking.

  • 2. elmo  |  February 19th, 2007 at 11:19 pm

    If I wrote the words to respond to this…this…well, I’d have to ban myself. Nuff said…

  • 3. elmo  |  February 19th, 2007 at 11:26 pm


  • 4. shoephone  |  February 19th, 2007 at 11:37 pm

    The truly unnerving thing is that Bush never talks about what kind of PRESIDENT Washington was. It’s like honoring Eisenhower’s presidency by only talking about D-Day. Bush is all about war, and nothing about governing. (Pardon me while I wretch, silently.) I’ll have to assume that Bush is not aware of Washington’s otherwise well-known opinions on unchecked executive power.

    It’s days like this when I really miss Molly Ivins. She’d know exactly how to make a great joke of it.

  • 5. Eli  |  February 20th, 2007 at 12:05 am

    The funny thing is, I just watched a Masters Of Horror episode on Showtime which was all about how Washington was a vicious cannibal who particularly liked to eat children and virgins.

    Now, *that* George W. would have gotten along great with this one. The real one… not so much.

  • 6. blog&hellip  |  August 1st, 2007 at 8:53 am



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