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23 October 2006

What Would Bush & Blair Know About War?

Daily Mirror columnist, Tony Parsons, is a person we've periodically panned in the past. Since sometimes when he pontificates just a tad too much he can come across as a prize-sized pain in the arse.

But he does have some good great days; thank God.

Today was one of his best.

Talk about on top form.

How's this for openers?


23 October 2006

GEORGE Dubya Bush says that Iraq is just like Vietnam - but how would he know?

When he had a chance to fight for his country in Vietnam he chose to lay on the floor of a bar in Dallas sucking on a bottle of tequila instead. It was a long way from Saigon.

Bush was the right age for Vietnam, but he ducked the call to arms by signing on for the soft option of the stay-at-home National Guard. Or was it the Mouseketeers?

We are cursed by a generation of leaders who have never heard a shot fired in anger. And that, more than anything, has made Iraq possible.

Would Bush have been so gung-ho about invading Iraq if he had, seen the reality of war in Vietnam, instead of the unreality of happy hour in downtown Houston?

Would Tony Blair have been so keen on sending other people's sons off to fight if he had actually seen a man die?

Wow. We wish we'd written that.

And this.

But what do we expect? Unlike John F Kennedy, or Churchill, or indeed my old man, they have no idea of the reality of war.

Bush the drunk, Blair the lawyer - what do these pampered men know about anything apart from their own privileged little worlds?

This too.

But how can a spoilt baby boomer like Blair make decisions about when to go to war? Little wonder he can't even look the loved ones of our dead soldiers in the eye.

And Bush is even worse. The leader of the western world had a chance to fight for his country and chose to crawl into a bottle.

Now head on over here, to see some more of the same.



Blogger DoctorBoogaloo said...

That, as they say, is right on the money.

And speaking as a Canadian, you can add Stephen Harper to the Bush/Blair 'Decider' club.

12:15 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Them all, in a nutshell.

Forward, men! Everyone's right behind you.

(Yeah, sure. Way, way, way, right behind.)

12:47 am  
Anonymous bert said...

My own thoughts exactly. And of most of my friends, who are all ~ shall we say ~ 'elderly' like me. And have worn 'proper' uniforms ~ unlike our 'pretend' leaders.

God help us ~ and God forgive them.

1:27 am  
Anonymous gordo said...

I'm definitely stealing that Vietnam graphic.

10:47 am  
Anonymous Griffon said...

GlobalResearch has a lot of topical stuff at the moment including th e mystery of the Camp Falcon attack here and here

This list of casualties (some 300) comes via TBR News. I have no idea how credible they are,though.
And some pictures Of the aftermath via

1:12 pm  
Blogger Sophia said...

This is funny. The article is indeed excellent. Thanks Richard.

4:19 pm  
Anonymous rita said...

Kudos to Tony Parsons. (On his good days, eh, Old Brit?)

Reading this made my day btw, thanks for sharing.

6:07 pm  
Anonymous Griffon said...

I think this deserves a caption contest, Richard!

5:32 am  

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