Ungodly Politics

"Announcing your plans is a good way to hear god laugh." - Al Swearingen

Monday, September 27, 2004  
George Bush: Seagull President

I'm going to have read the Colonel on a regular basis now.

MilitaryWeek.com: Karen Kwiatkowski: Without Reservation: "An absence of leadership qualities in our military leaders gives rise to terms like 'Seagull' Colonels and Generals, a species known to swoop in, make a lot of noise, crap all over everything, and then fly away. But our seagulls had an advantage over Bush and Cheney. Regardless of the mistakes made and not remedied, regardless of the illogic, stupidity and sheer idiocy of our present unit's existence under a seagull commander, at least we could be 100% sure they wouldn't be around for long.
High level incompetence seems to be the natural sea-state of our militarized foreign policy, launching forth with the proud Guardsman George W. Bush at the helm and Dick 'Other Priorities' Cheney as navigator.
This track record of sheer stupidity, hubris and other seagull qualities is marred only by the existence of rare officers, like retired Marine General Tony Zinni, who knew their job, led their men and women, and spoke the truth to power about the inanity of the plan to invade Iraq early on. Looking further for aberrations to the rule, we find retired Army General William Odom, conservative through and through, who speaks the truth about Bush's fantasy adventure in Iraq, politely but publicly calling it 'a strategic error.'"
That's our President. He loves to "swoop in, make a lot of noise, crap all over everything, and then fly away."

posted by lazarus | 23:30 | |
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