Monday, June 2, 2008

Jon Stewart Bait

via Carpetbagger
“Kick ass!” he quotes the president as saying. “If somebody tries to stop the march to democracy, we will seek them out and kill them! We must be tougher than hell! This Vietnam stuff, this is not even close. It is a mind-set. We can’t send that message. It’s an excuse to prepare us for withdrawal.”

“There is a series of moments and this is one of them. Our will is being tested, but we are resolute. We have a better way. Stay strong! Stay the course! Kill them! Be confident! Prevail! We are going to wipe them out! We are not blinking!”

Every time I get close to thinking the Bush caricature, that gets so much play on the Daily Show or other comedy programs, might be a bit over the top, something like this pep talk to his generals comes out and it seems they may have severely underestimated his absurdity. I guess when a country elects the candidate they most want to have a beer with, they can't be surprised by chest bumps and General Zod rhetoric.