FROM THE MIGHTY INTERNET VIA JAY
[Open quote] Subject: FW: Bush Administration: change a light bulb
Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2005 10:49 AM
Q. How many members of the Bush Administration are needed to change a light bulb?
One to deny that a light bulb needs to be changed.
One to attack the patriotism of anyone who says the light bulb needs
to be changed.
One to decide that, yeah, it IS dark in here.
One to blame Clinton for burning out the light bulb.
One to tell the nations of the world that they are either for
changing the light bulb or for darkness.
One to give a billion dollar no-bid contract to Haliburton for the
new light bulb.
One to arrange a photograph of Bush, dressed as a janitor, standing
on a step ladder under the banner: "Light Bulb Change Accomplished."
One administration insider to resign and write a book documenting in
detail how Bush was literally in the dark.
One to viciously smear the book writer.
One surrogate to campaign on TV and at rallies on how George Bush
has had a strong light-bulb-changing policy all along.
And finally, one to confuse Americans about the difference between
screwing a light bulb and screwing the country. [Close quote]
NO WONDER BUSH WOULDN'T SIGN IT
It's a common historical principle that winners write the history. In their writing of history, the truth gets often distorted and the loser becomes the bad guy while Mr. Winner gets to call himself the good guy. The South's distortion of the Civil War in their high schools is one case where the exception slipped in. However, a recent near-occurence in Britain serves notice on those who would rewrite history to their own purposes.
Seems that an Israeli general Almog was almost arrested by British authorities to be tried as a war criminal. British police were waiting when his plane arrived and only the intervention by Israeli diplomats stopped the proceedings. General Almog's pilots were warned and so he didn't leave his plane, turned around and headed back to Israel. According to NEWSWEEK (Oct. 17, 2005, p. 8): ". . . officials there [in Israel] worry hundreds of officers will be liable for arrest in European states that embrace 'international jurisdiction,' which allows nations to prosecute other nations' alleged war criminals."
Man, how good it would be to see Mr. Bush not be able to leave the country because his illegal invasion of Iraq makes him a war criminal. Frankly, I don't like harboring a war criminal in the Oval Office, do you?
"It is no wonder that people are so horrible when they start life as children." —Kingsley Amis