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Saturday, September 01, 2007

Surprise - Bush Bubble Bobbled to Iraq

Note - I haven't been blogging much this last week due to a family emergency/crisis. I am not at liberty to discuss the details on line, but it will probably be some time before things will return to normal. I may not be at my blogging post as often while the crisis is ongoing and my attention is needed.
Photo credit - CBS News

Yesterday, he fed on Marines.

Tired, leaned against the walls, or sitting with head in hands, they waited for hours for the third coming. Finally, on stadium raisers, they stood and served their country as a stage backdrop for George W. Bush's pre-Petraeus, photo op surprise visit.

Surprise! The marines cheered for Condi Rice who entered like the "Queen of the Catwalk". Surprise! Look, it's Donald Rumsfeld's replacement. Surprise again! My g
osh, how unexpected. Is it really him, the American Presider, the imperial liar, the man who has murdered one million Iraqis and soon will murder thousands of Iranians? It is! Cheer, applaud - that's an order.

The Australian reported Bush's third unannounced visit to our troops in Iraq as a "detour on his way to Australia" or maybe, Air Force One turned left because the pilot was drunk? Actually, Steven Hadley planned Bush's six hour "boots on the ground" fact-finding sojourn over a month ago.

Despite the danger of combat fatigue, an entire quarter of one day was set aside as an opportunity for the president, "to meet with his commanders on the ground
, to look Prime Minister Maliki in the eye, to hear from people directly involved, to make his own assessments", and to pose for numerous snap shots with the Marines.

A prestigious entourage accompanied the American Commander-in-Chief on this, his most ambitious foray in country, to date. Secretary of State Rice, Secretary of Defense Gates, national security adviser Hadley, Iraq war adviser General Lute, and General Peter Pace, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff all descended, along with their leader, upon the Anbar Province in western Iraq. There, safely ensconced within the confines of the Al-Asad Air Base, our war weary cowboy king summoned Iraq's elected leaders to attend.

"When you stand on the ground here in Anbar and hear from the people who live here, you can see what the future of Iraq looks like", heralded Bush from his heavily fortified bubble.

Would the president's bubble pop if he were to visit actual Iraqis - the regular folks who are trying to survive the colonial democracy imposed on them by Bush neoconservatism?

Perhaps he should brave the streets of Baghdad to speak with this family. Maybe he "could look them in the eye" and explain that one million dead Iraqis is the price they must pay for a democracy they never asked for. Maybe he could help them find their loved one's body, you know, for closure. Americans insist on having closure, perhaps Iraqis need closure, too.

The Baghdad morgue is the first place to look after the river. Forget it he, won't look.
He will remain cocooned in his bubble where alternative reality is piped in daily. George W. Bush, who has never looked the carnage of war in the eye, smelled blood, or vomited fear already knows "what the future of Iraq looks like" without having ever talked to every day Iraqis.

It will look like this...

And this... because Americans have built enduring megabases in Iraq. The term enduring used here employs the newly coined, propagandized Bush definition meaning "permanent or forever".

The staging of military troops as a backdrop was used quite successfully by another leader who knew what was best for everyone and sought to establish a paternalistic, hegemonic global empire. Picture scores of indoctrinated, obedient soldiers loyally hanging on every word spoken by their venerated leader (fuhrer). The reverent silence of such assembled masses of warriors is enthusiastically broken only when responses of Sieg Heil or Uh Rah are called for.

Such framing of a leader while he or she is speaking gives the psychological impression of unquestioned support, power, and dominance. Given the fact that George W. Bush's grandfather Prescott Bush and great grandfather George Herbert Walker, were staunch supporters of both Hitler and Mussolini in their fascist endeavors, it is not surprising that the current president would exploit the military in the same manner. Just what kind of future does George W. Bush envision for us all?

For more on the staging of military might and additional photos see my previous post entitled, "You and What Army", click here and scroll down to the second to last post.

The news of Bush's surprise visit to Iraq came to me via Kyra Phillips, the pseudo patriotic newsgirl who anchors on daytime CNN. I did a double take when I heard her lead in to the Bush surprise story. Whether she wrote it herself or it was suggested by the White House, I found her reference to "the killing fields of Anbar" to be far fetched and propagandistic. Perhaps she wanted to emphasize the extreme danger to which our brave war president had exposed himself to pull off his surprise? Was she maybe trying to link Bush's references to the
Cambodian "killing fields" during his Vietnam speech last month to his six hour pit stop and pep rally in Anbar? Or could it be that Kyra Phillips is so misinformed that she thinks the death toll in just one province of Iraq eclipses the 1.7 to 3 million deaths that occurred during the " Killing Fields genocide" carried out by Pol Pot and the Kymer Rouge in Cambodia during the 1970's? Me thinks she should fact check, curb her tendency to lure viewers with overly dramatic prefaces, and ignore White House talking points.
Let's pop the boy king's bubble!
.....Kitchen Window Woman......

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Blogger Mary said...

Bravo! Excellent post.

(Sending some good vibes and wishes your way.)

4:52 PM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

curb her tendency to lure viewers with overly dramatic prefaces, and ignore White House talking points.
I doubt teleprompter reading bobble heads write their own headlines. Most can barely read them off a teleprompter. They are chosen for other journalistic qualities instead: pretty, cute, sexy....

I rarely watch the Christian News Network (or any other, for that matter). I consider them as much of a propaganda source as Faux News. Therein lies much of our problem, I believe. In addition to stories being "spun", "paid for", "ghost written", many networks rely almost entirely on "wire feeds" for their "news." How many times have you heard, "This just in over the AP wire....?"

I don't like being so distrustful, but it's a fact of modern day life. "Who, What, When, Where, and Why" used to be the sacred tenets of Journalism. No more. I doubt there's a hundred true journalists working for all the networks now. At the very best, I view any news on TV as "Infotainment", because above all else, they are slave to the master Dollar.

I've long said, that if it would sell more "x's", they would showing toilets flushing...24 hours a day.:)

10:01 PM  
Blogger WeezieLou said...

"the boy king". i love it. and there's always 'the madness of king george'.

i hope all heals well in your family.

5:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always remember to stop taking someone's argument seriously when they roll in Hitler, like a crazy old uncle at a garden party.

You simply took a bad argument and turned it into an unhinged rant, sort of like Olbermann when he was on ESPN.

8:34 AM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

Great post and very well said. I cannot see how we allowed this President to lead us, play us, fool us and lie to us, as if we are children or people scared to move in fear of retaliation.

For the past six (6), years this man has spent money from our taxes to make his corporations, companies, pharmaceutical, and the rich even richer.

He has done this by cutting taxes for the rich during a time of war, awarding no bid contracts to certain companies, Giving the senors a medical package, that even fooled AARP, and cutting all and any projects that help the people of this country in every way.

Now during our Labor day, he decides to sneak into Iraq, while our troops were standing in the sun until his arrival to give him his photo ops and a speech that meant nothing for the troops sake.

He went their to enable his argument to continue the surge and convince his 29% of followers and the Republican party to buy in on another lie.

This is just madness and we seem held captured only to watch and die as this madness continue.

6:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a nut....

6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're all a bunch of nuts....

6:50 PM  
Blogger Anon-Paranoid said...

Were under a Dictatorship and the American People better wake up and accept it as fact.

Otherwise there will be mushroom clouds over our cities and it will be sooner than you think.

Here's some links to watch.

Heil Bush.

Fuhrer Bush's 9\11.

Be sure to read the closed caption on the second link.

God Bless.

6:56 PM  
Blogger Anon-Paranoid said...

I forgot too add that many of the same words have been used by the decider and most of the RFN's running for the 2008 Presidential slot.

It is truly same shit just a different asshole.

And to the anonymous poster go lick your masters boots you fascist nazi dog.

God Bless everyone else but anonymous.

8:10 PM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

Thanks for those two sites Anon-Paranoid. I cannot understand why our MSM did not report the truth about the visit this President made to Iraq.

He went their to find out for himself, how the surge was going. How could this man find out such a thing, when he never left the base?

This phony liar has not even told us that the reason he has plans to bomb Iran is because if he does not do it. Israel will most surely take on that task and cause a whole lot of mess in the Middle East.

11:59 PM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

CORRECTION: Sorry for callintg the two (2), YouTube Videos sites Anon-Paranoid.

12:04 AM  
Blogger moderate said...

superb and to the point...as always, Sis...

...good on ya...

4:18 AM  
Anonymous JollyRoger said...

But Chimpy and Condoliesalot had a little time to explore their "jackbooted lady in the bourqa" fantasies while Chimpy was there...

11:31 AM  
Blogger Kitchen Window Woman said...

I haven't been on line a lot so will post replies to comments as I am able depending on time available.

Thanks and thank you for the vibes and wishes - I've put them to use and sent some to you, too.

The Future Was Yesterday...
I don't care for the Barbie and Ken Doll broadcasters that masquerade as journalists, either.

And, like you, I have no respect for CNN. I have also long thought of them on a propaganda par with FOX.

Sadly, there is little source variety in the American news media.
I was in Europe several years ago and was amazed at the multiple different news sources and the calibre and depth of the information available to the public. Europeans are better informed than Americans and better read by far. European teenagers are more knowledgeable about politics local and global, economics, the environment and history than most American adults.

I remember well the five W's! They made sure we knew them along with that sixth journalistic question, "how". For instance, how can members of the American public even hope to make informed decisions on a steady diet of radio and television "Infotainment"?

It's too bad that so many Americans are intellectually lazy and addicted to ignorance.

Just curious - who are your favorite journalists?

Let's see, "the madness of King Boy George"? And thanks, I'm sure all of us here will feel better when the situation is finally resolved. How are you doing?

I feel that you are at a disadvantage. People study history so that it will not be repeated - that is why comparisons are made and certain behaviors are monitored.

I have good news for you, there are some very good recent books and films on Hitler's rise to power, fascism, and the use of propaganda.

"What We Knew - Terror, Mass Murder, and Everyday Life in Nazi Germany" by Eric A. Johnson and Karl Heinz Rueband, and "ON Hitler's Mountain: Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood" by Irmgard A. Hunt.

A very interesting DVD entitled "The Goebbels Experiment - Propaganda Minister of the Third Reich" (2004) He was a very effeminate, narcissistic and cruel little man. This film is taken from his diaries. "War Made Easy- How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death" featuring Norman Solomon is another recent DVD that chronicles the same pattern of propaganda the Nazi Germans used herd the general population into almost complete compliance with Hitlers fascist plans.

Hey, get back to me after your journey through history, I love really good discussions. Oh, don't forget to Google Prescott Bush's WWII business activities for a real eye opener.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Kitchen Window Woman said...

Let's Talk...
Well said - all of what you've pointed out. It is madness and will continue until we stop it! I do not see any one of us turning on our Constitution, our country, or our families.

It is not "over there" that we have to fight "them" - "them" are right here lying to us, stealing our money, and killing our kids, and all those folks over there. They/Them and their followers are getting richer by the day in OUR White House!

It is time for every American to stand for their country - granted, some may have to spend some time at the library or the bookstore, but heck reading a book isn't much to ask of a patriot, is it?

We just have to be patient and help them catch up!

Anonymous and Anony again...
Would that you've had the week I've had! It seems you are the same nameless person that commented previously.

Do you have a website or blog? Do you have a blogging name? Please introduce yourself and your blog. There are many dedicated, caring folks who visit here - we would all be sure to visit and read what you have written as well. You know, freedom of speech, dialog, discussion, brainstorming, and above all, problem solving - you in?

5:03 PM  
Blogger Anon-Paranoid said...

People like anonymous don't read, however they do drink of the kool aide.

How did you like the to youtube links I left?

Keep up the good work and ...

God Bless.

6:51 PM  
Blogger Kitchen Window Woman said...

Thanks - I finally got to view the two links that you included in your comment. I also read the caption.

I was going to post this reply yesterday but Google was down all day and I could not get into Blogger.

The similarities between the methods used then and being used now (right down to the very words) are chilling. Of course such methods have been used since the beginning of civilization but became more effective during Hitler's time due to the invention of radio and film.

The Bush regime has used television very effectively with photo op/sound bite blitzes and has actively been seeking control of the internet.

We need to educate Americans - a democratic society requires that its participants be educated and well informed.

Thanks. It really set me off when I saw Bush standing in front of those Marines! Maybe it would have played better if he had shown up with his plastic turkey - then he could have gone for laughs.

Tee hee. I couldn't figure out why Condoliesalot was there. Do you think six hours was long enough?

10:47 AM  
Blogger Carol Gee said...

KWW, thanks for the post, and thanks for your comments, as well. You have a way with replies that is excellent, my friend.
My thoughts are with you as you and those you love navigate this rough passage.

4:33 AM  
Blogger deuddersun said...

First, Excellent Post KWW. Now on to other things, there are some good reporters left in the msm. Jack McCaferty and Lou Dobbs on CNN and my fav, Keith Olbermann on MSNBC.

Anonymous, you are a coward. You post here with no name, no site of your own, only your stupid little Bushisms. You know, I've tried many times to see things from the "Right's" point of view, but I just can't get my head that far up my ass. So either stand up for your misguided bullshit by signing with a name or stfu and go away.


6:47 AM  
Blogger Kitchen Window Woman said...

Carol Gee...
Thanks for your thoughts. This rough passage sure has required all of the navigation skills we have.

I agree with you, Keith Olbermann is a favorite in our house - an American hero of considerable note!

I also like Robert Fisk, Seymour Hersh, and Jeremy Skahill

3:02 PM  
Blogger deuddersun said...

Correction: Jack Cafferty, (I think). Haven't had coffee yet, lol. anyway, he will be hosting a 1 hour special on CNN next Wednesday promoting his book. Definitely worth a look. Check your local listings for times.


6:09 AM  
Anonymous imsmall said...


In Vietnam when we made war,
Upon TV home-viewers saw
The consequences, bloody raw,
Nor could they close their eyes before.

Today, engaged in sundry theater
The military unexposed
To scrutiny, therefore has posed
Than previous wars these wars as sweeter.

The journalists are called "in bed,"
And carefully gets edited
All shots of killing, wounded, dead:
Propagandists they are instead.

11:18 AM  

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