Sunday, February 18, 2007

Bush's Baghdad Address

Four swore and seven implied that Iraq would bring forth on this continent, a new mushroom cloud, conceived in Baghdad, and dedicated to the proposition that all cities can be destroyed equally.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, er…I mean War on Terror testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to drill for oil on a portion of that field, as a final testament that our place on the planet is above all others and knows no boundaries when it comes to shame. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men and women, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what I said here, but it can never forget what we did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished task of raping the Middle East of its resources and to decimate its populations to the point they can never unify against us to create a coherent nation that would stand against us. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – no, they died in Iraq. This nation, under a Christian God, shall have a new birth of Capitalist ideology -- and that government of the corporations, by the corporations, for the corporations, shall not perish from the earth.

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