Wednesday, March 01, 2006

What's it gonna take?


A simple question, how far will the Iraq debacle disintegrate before all the pro war drum beaters start to shut up and listen to the people who haven't been wrong about nearly everything for the last 6 years?

As the death toll rolls on past 350 for this week, Bush will be visiting India to try and sell a nuclear power deal. In doing so, I find myself wondering if he'll have a chance to get a glimpse at the more impoverished areas of India. The kind of unfathomable poverty that us westerners simply do not understand or register as existing in a civilized country. The funny thing is that India's going through a supposed economic boom, fuelled by tech industries and outsourcing, but the income disparity is brutal; the same kind of vast divide that is widening in America as we speak.

I wonder if he'll see one of the families that live their entire life in a garbage dump, collecting scraps of material to sell for the ten dollars or less a week they live on, only minutes after passing a few of India's new economic winners. I also wonder if Bush will ask himself if his 250 billion dollar war in Iraq could have been money well spent elsewhere, especially now as his poll numbers waver into the low thirties and his war of choice degenerates further.

I'm a realist, so I doubt it. I don't even really think Bush makes those connections anymore. If he ever did...

4 Comments:

Blogger teh l4m3 said...

Those people don't count. Just ask Thomas Friedman.

8:01 AM, March 02, 2006  
Blogger AssParrot said...

Bush'll roll through the wider avenues of Delhi in a motorcade, with imposing Sikh soldiers stationed along the route. He'll journey from ornate, perfumed suite to gilded ministry to splenderous ballroom and back to Air Force One. He won't see shit, he can't see shit, he couldn't see shit if someone pried his eyes open with toothpicks and smashed his face in it.

He may - may - notice India "smells kinda funny" if his handlers somehow allow a pungent odor to waft into his presence. He cut his teeth in Operation Ignore Poverty in Mexico, and while India is Mexico times 100, Bush is practiced enough at the art of self-deception that it won't matter.

I'll grant him this, though - he'll "get" India enough to make racist jokes about it to his frat boy buddies later.

9:12 PM, March 02, 2006  
Blogger Butchieboy said...

That poor little Iraqi boy doesn't even have a credit card to cut up that 8 ball. He has to use that pre-owned dildo that Scott Stapp so generously donated when he bought a much larger one. (for his ass)

1:33 AM, March 03, 2006  
Blogger Timmah420 said...

Forgive me for nitpicking, but wouldn't that technically be a buttplug?

Loved that thread on Jury of peers by the way, made my whole morning.

1:19 PM, March 03, 2006  

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