Maher: Tell Bush what he wants to hear

September 7, 2007 | By | 4 Replies More

The idea of Bill Maher’s post is that we should just tell President Bush that his wildest fantasies are, indeed, coming true. Will Bush ever find out that we’re lying to him?  Are you kidding?  He just told Australia’s Prime Minister that we’re “kicking ass” in Iraq.  That’s the way it is when your reality is not based on evidence.

According to Maher, here’s why we need to implement the Bush Bubble immediately: 

According to the Times of London, the Air Force has drawn up plans for massive strikes against 1,200 targets in Iran. The plan doesn’t just call for eliminating Iran’s nuclear program, but for taking out its entire military in one blow. Can Bush destroy another country’s whole army? Why not? He did it to ours.

We’ll get Condi to slip him a note. “Mr. President, Iran is free!” And he’ll scribble some garbled bullshit on it, like “let freedom Purple Rain” and that will be that.


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Jason Rayl says:

    C'mon, Erich—we are "kicking ass" in Iraq. That's about all we're doing, though. Not fixing much. Peace doesn't look like it's about to break out all over. Haven't got much better handle on the sectarian vioplence. But, boy, do we know how kick ass!

  2. Erich Vieth says:

    Jason: I didn't realize that Bush was so clever at intentionally saying essentially nothing when he spoke. This opens up new possibilities for future conversations regarding Iraq.

    Maybe next time he's asked about Iraq, he can say one of these things:

    It's amazing!

    It's exciting!

    We're really working at it!

    God is blessing us for our efforts in Iraq.

    It's phenomenal!

  3. Edgar Montrose says:

    I agree with Jason Rayl. Given that the US has the most powerful military in the world (certainly the most expensive), if the "surge" is NOT working then I definitely want some answers as to why. But the fact that the increased military presence is "working" is not the issue. The fact that political action is NOT working (and, in fact, is essentially nonexistent) is the issue.

  4. grumpypilgrim says:

    Bush's "we're kicking ass" comment reminds me of all the spectators who come out of sports stadia yelling, "we won," when, in fact, the spectators were just sitting on their fat asses while the *players* won. The only reason Bush believes he is "kicking ass" in Iraq is because he keeps his ass well out of harm's way.

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