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"Out Of The Blue"

(This column appeared in THE LONE STAR ICONOCLAST, Crawford, Texas, and at the week of September 11, 2006.)

In what was an eerily appropriate coincidence, King George XLIII held the fourth rally of his "Frighten the Electorate Into Voting Republican-2006" tour on September 7, 2006 - the 66th anniversary of the onset of Nazi Germany's Blitz upon London.

It's also the day the English news services reported the bombardment of Tony Blair's political career and party, thanks in large part to his playing "Deputy" to George W. Bush's "Town Marshall."

The morbid irony is one that I'm certain went sailing right past our dear befuddled Fearless Leader completely unnoticed.

His Majesty's first rally took place eight days earlier at the American Legion Convention, following lead-ins by Condoleezza Rice and Donny Rumsfeld, which I wrote about here last week.

Now, in the days leading up to the Fifth Anniversary of the Attacks on America, does King George use the time to honor the fallen?

Is there any true remembrance of the heroism that took place in those first 24 hours or so?

Does he make an effort to bring fractured American sentiments together, repair some of the divisiveness the Regime has been responsible for creating?

In a thinking, caring person - a leader - those thoughts might have come to the fore.

However, in a shallow, callous rich frat boy cheerleader who's only concern is keeping Republican asses in Congressional seats, making more money for himself and his peers, and keeping his position of absolute power absolutely, there is nothing to be thought about.

The events of September 11, 2001 are simply there to be used as tools of propaganda, just as Herr Oberst Karl Rove has directed.

Be sure to mention the "nearly 3,000 dead" once per speech, in passing, without any show of emotion. Allude to the brave first responders who ran into the buildings, many of whom never came out - again, once per appearance, no more.

Most importantly, do not say one word about the families left behind, unless addressing the few of them who would actually attend a "closed-audience" event and buy the Party-approved horse manure.

This week, I've been treated to three hours of mind-numbing blather from our chickenhawk ersatz Commander in Cheese. Only someone whose never seen military service outside the Continental United States would be as focused on neverending war as George.

Tuesday, September 5 found Fearless Leader as the guest of the Military Officers Association of America. These are the most hardcore of the lifers, not necessarily in terms of combat tough but more along the lines of political aggressiveness. Why else would they be found congregating at the Capitol Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C?

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An erstwhile Philosopher and sometime Educator, Jerry Tenuto is a veteran of seven years service in the U.S. Army. He holds a BS and MA in Broadcast Communications from Southern (more...)
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