Wednesday, December 20, 2006

For Mr. Bush..."The War Prayer"

After just six minutes of Bush’s news conference this morning, I was ready to drop the mistletoe and tinsel, throw back a shot of Jack Daniels, hoist my Glock 19, and crank up MC5’s classic “Kick out the Jams” on the stereo. (I actually prefer Rage Against The Machine’s cover of the song, but my MC5 albums are closer to hand.)

Almost four years and some 2,900 dead troops (and God knows how many Iraqis) later, Bush concedes that, well, uh, the U.S. isn’t “absolutely winning” in Iraq. In fact, he finally admits, the U.S. is neither winning nor losing. So we need a larger military. Of course. As the late Peter Boyle used to say each week on TV, “Holy crap!”

Let me recommend that everyone visit Uncle Warren’s Attic, the greatest “feel good” podcast in the whole goddamn podioverse, and listen to a wonderful reading of Mark Twain’s "The War Prayer." You’ll find it right here. It’s good for the spirit...and the nerves.


At 2:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kick out the jams, m----r f----r. ;-)

Bob Wallace

At 6:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You took the words right out of my mouth!


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