George Bush has devised a plan to combat bird flu: A pre-emptive strike on the Canary Islands.
President Bush wanted to use a local church group for a photoopportunity. Bush's advance person said to the Pastor, "We will make a $10,000 contribution to your church, if during your introduction of the President, you say he is a saint."
The Pastor agreed to do this & accepted the $10,000 contribution.
When the Pastor introduced the President before a nationally televised audience, the Pastor said:- "George Bush is petty, a self-absorbed hypocrite, and a nitwit. He stole the 2000 election. He has polarised the country. He has politicised science. He lied about his military record. He invaded a country for oil and had the gall to land on an aircraft carrier & pose before a banner stating: 'MISSION ACCOMPLISHED'. He continues to blur the line between church and state. Cronyism & corruption are rampant in his administration. He is the worst example of a Christian I have ever known.
BUT, compared to Dick Chaney, George Bush is a saint."
(with thanks to Bernd)
While over at Salon today depressing statements from Bush about the possibility of civil war in Iraq. He seems to be advancing the preposterous proposition that this is purely an Iraqi matter:
"As new waves of sectarian violence seem to push Iraq closer and closer to civil war, George W. Bush delivered a message to Iraqi citizens today: You're on your own.
In an interview with ABC News, the president was asked if U.S. troops will "step in more actively to stop" sectarian violence in Iraq. "No," Bush said. "The troops are chasing down terrorists. They're protecting themselves and protecting the people, and - but a major function is to train the Iraqis so they can do the work. I mean the ultimate success in Iraq - and I believe we're going to be successful - is for the Iraqi citizens to continue to demand unity."