SOTU : SO WHY WASN'T THERE SILENCE ?
Of all the G.W. Bush 2007 SOTU address related pieces we've read during the last 24 hours, here's the one we most wish we had written ourselves. Since it mirrors most closely our own innermost sentiments. And we mean that most sincerely.
But before we go further, here's a huge public hat-tip to our regular reader/commentator Tom V. for the original heads-up on this excellent article. Thanks a million, Tom. Keep 'em coming.
Now, here's the header plus opening para(s).
There Should Have Been Silence…..We could not agree more;our own feelings exactly.
Tonight, George W. Bush was cheered and applauded by members of Congress as he approached the dais to present his sixth SOTU address.
He was applauded regularly throughout his address to the nation. That response was an unforgivable, yet predictable disgrace.
The members of Congress applauded the words of their failed and incompetent leader.
They applauded when there should have been total silence.
There should have been silence for the thousands of dead American and coalition troops, and for the maimed and blinded and limbless soldiers who have been sacrificed for nothing more than greed and hubris.(snip)
There should have been silence for the hundreds of thousands of dead and wounded Iraqis whose nation will never recover from its wounds.
There should have been silence for the victims of Katrina whose plight has been ignored and forgotten in Louisiana and Mississippi, and who know first hand that their President is a professional liar who cares nothing at all for their continued suffering.
And, last but not least, there should have been silence for the Constitution of the United States that is now on its deathbed. There should have been total silence, and yet, there was applause.
In my private scenario, I would have placed a photo of a dead soldier or marine to be held aloft by every honorable and enraged member of Congress.Here at 'TV News Lies' you should read the whole heartfelt piece.