Monday, November 06, 2006

Milestones

Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death this weekend and Bush calls it a "milestone". I wasn't so sure yesterday what exactly he is referring to. I guess no one really expected that Saddam Hussein would be found innocent. I think it would have been a milestone to catch Osama Bin Laden. But Hussein?

The only thing that is crystal clear after this weekend: Karl Rove and his friends have made their homework again. The verdict comes just 2 days before the mid term elections – 3 years after they pulled Mr. Hussein out of a hole. The timing of the verdict seems to be at least questionable. Not so for the president. A New York Times headline makes that clear today: "Bush Trumpets Iraq Verdict to Rally Support: Some polls suggest the Republicans might be making gains in the final hours of the campaign."

Even though Rove and his GOP-buddies apparently worked well, it will hopefully be too late this time. Just in case the president has forgotten what a lot of voters in America might also remember from the last couple of days, I would like to assist him by providing my personal "milestones" from last weekend:

1. A Republican authorized website published details that are suitable for making a nuclear device.

2. Key publications of the U.S. Army ask for Donald Rumsfeld to resign.

3. Reverend Ted Haggard the president of the National Association of Evangelicals, a Republican adviser and supporter of the anti-gay marriage movement, admits meeting with a call boy and buying crystal meth.

That Bush doesn't mention any of this in his last minute speeches is clear. He also forgets to mention that last October was the 4th deadliest month for American troops in Iraq since the beginning of the war. I guess also Bush has to acknowledge at some point that there comes a time when you cannot cover hard facts, scandals, and hypocrisy with “milestones” any more…

3 Comments:

Blogger Patrick Armstrong said...

(in primarily Muslim countries, isn't the Holy Day of the week Friday?)

11/06/2006 9:54 PM  
Blogger knasselhoff said...

I guess you have a point there...

11/07/2006 11:47 AM  
Blogger Huevos McGringo said...

you do, but i still don't believe that the sentence coming two days before the election is coincidence. fuckers.

11/07/2006 2:20 PM  

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