It's time to do some House Training, Pooper Scooping and Flushing Bush and His Lock-Step Congress
If my dog poops on your lawn, it's my responsibility to clean up. If I don't, then I'm being a bad neighbor. If my kid takes out the dog, then it's either his responsibility or mine. Even when I walk my dog on my own property, I want to clean up after her. Otherwise it starts to stink, and I don't even enjoy my own place.
When our president shits all over the planet and leaves a mess, I guess it's our job as the people of the nation to clean up after him. But with dogs, we can put them on a leash and decide where they roam. That minimizes the offense to neighbors and makes it easier to clean up the messes we expect them to make, normally, as dogs do.
But George Bush has a unique ability to turn just about every thing he touches into sh*t. That means he ought to be on a short leash. Certainly in our own country he's making a huge mess just about everywhere he goes. And this dog does not clean up after himself. He just expects the people he shits on to live with it.
There's only so much that can be done about this since his mindless republican minions (except for a growing handful of courageous patriots who have stood up as independents, like John McCain and on rarer occasions, Arlen Spector) control the congress. But the Democrats in congress should be doing much more to rein Bush and his goofy neocon policy theoreticians in. They've been allowed, by Bush and his team of partisan policy driven advisors, to do experiments on America-- multibillion dollar experiments with their neocon theories of empire and middle east hegemony and militarism.
So we don't just have Bush leaving stinking piles of sh*t wherever he goes. We have his loser, egghead, neocon intellectuals, brazenly doing brain surgery and transplants and gene splices on huge chunks of US policy and infrastructure, particularly the military.
Not surprisingly, just as genetic tampering raises risks in the biosphere, all the neocon tampering has led to a situation in which we have a bunch of freakish Frankensteins running around the planet now. Wild, more deadly and hateful terrorism than ever before has expanded and grown far beyond its previous reach and activity levels. We have our troops spread out so thin they have to use their own hard earned funds for basic supplies. An administration that is working and using the military harder than ever is cutting funds for veterans, cutting programs for military families and their children. Our allies find our calls for help laughable or repugnant. This is a freak show-- the Bush / Neocon freak show.
The art of diplomacy has been relegated to the toilet-- where Bush's policies should actually be. Without diplomacy, the US, which could really use help from its old, reliable allies, is finding itself all alone. And thus it should be. Why should old allies who have been so badly treated come around to help the Bush administration? Right wingers might accuse me of siding against the US by my stating that we don't deserve help. But if my child misbehaves or doesn't make the grade in school or with an athletic team, then I realistically, as a parent, must face the facts that he doesn't deserve the position or class. And that's the reality in the world now.
For the US to get help from the world community, we're probably going to have to wait until the voters of the US flush the toilet on the Bush team. Hopefully, many of those lock-step republicans who have utterly failed to "house-train" their president, will also find themselves flushed down the toilet by voters who realize that it takes courage and independence to be an elected representative.
Rob Kall firstname.lastname@example.org is publisher of progressive news and opinion website www.opednews.com and organizer of cutting edge meetings that bring together world leaders, such as the Winter Brain Meeting and the StoryCon Summit Meeting on the Art, Science and Application of Story This article is copyright by Rob Kall, but permission is granted for reprint in print, email, blog, or web media so long as this entire credit paragraph is attached