10 September 2011

An evening with George W.

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TV Host: Mr. Bush, what were your reactions when you heard about the attack on America?

Bush: (Looking very sincere and emotional). I went back to the Whitehouse, sat in the Oval Office and started reading my Beginners Guide To Terrorism, flicking through the pages trying to find out who the hell this guy Al Keeda was, I turned to Laura, and we just stared at each other for a while. I asked her, "Honey, do you know what this means? 'Tell me George' she replied"
TV Host: Please continue

Bush: (grinning broadly) I slapped my knee and said "Honey - we're gonna have us a war! Hot diggity dawg"

TV Host: Mr. Bush, do you realize how many people have died in the aftermath of 9/11? How many innocent people have needlessly lost their lives in a so called war on terror - a war you started under false pretences?

Bush: (pausing for a moment before continuing, "Anyway, first I phoned Don, then Dick, then Tony, and finally that Aussie guy with the funny eyebrows and the pushy wife, and we all agreed - we're gonna have us a war, and boy was it a doozie.

TV Host: It still is a war Mr. Bush. People are still dying needlessly in Iraq and Afghanistan. How do you explain that Mr. Bush?

Bush: (standing up) If you're gonna sit there making trivial comments, I'm off. I have a peace prize to collect you know. It's my turn this year, Tony's turn next year. Makes me kind of proud. (Bush exits singing "America, America)

Meanwhile in Iraq and in Afghanistan, another mother, another wife, another father, another husband, sing songs of heartache and grief. Only their voices are not heard, they are not interviewed on endless TV Specials or "Anniversary Events". Their views, opinions and feelings are not considered as important as those of the men of peace. Men such as George Bush, Don Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Tony Blair or John Howard.

The people of Iraq and Afghanistan do not pick up Peace Prizes or Liberty Medals - they just pick up the pieces of their shattered, broken lives.

Wherever you may be - be safe
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