Hey Bush! How Stupid Do You Think We Are?

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Dear Mr. President, just how stupid do you think we are? Who do you think you are fooling?

Folks are catching on. Here’s how it goes. "Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." That phrase, if you recall, was beyond your simplistic brain and home spun elocution… if you can call it that.

We are fed up. The World has had enough of your attempts to pull the wool over its eyes. No longer does Karl Rove’s rhetoric fool global ears. We are wising up.

And yet, you still have total disdain for the intelligence of the people whom you represent. You still think you can get away with anything. Outside of Podunk, USA, you couldn’t sell a Martini to an alcoholic, a pair of shoes to Imelda Marcos or give Jimi Hendrix’s favorite guitar away.

Oh sure, it was great fun to pretend you were Ronald Reagan with your tax cuts. The middle-class got a token refund while the big breaks went to the corporations and special interests, which repaid the GOP with huge campaign donations.

It was great fun to pretend you were FDR. Posing as a "war president," you had yourself filmed on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln before a banner proclaiming "Mission Accomplished." That was three years ago: since then the number of US military dead, as of September 22, 2006 is 3,031. The number of US dead in Iraq alone now exceeds the number of those who perished on September 11, 2000. Some sources state that the "collateral damage" has reached as many as 250,000 Iraqi civilian deaths. The bill for the carnage in Iraq is an alarming $316,576,027,229 tax dollars at work… last time I checked. It is mushrooming at an alarming rate.

Don’t pretend you are Tom Cruise. That mission was not accomplished in May of 2003 nor will it ever be under your inept leadership. The fact is you want to expand the mission into Syria and Iran.

With the hard truth is staring you straight in the face; you persist in "staying the course." What course? The course of Armageddon?

So, who are you pretending to be now? General Jack D. Ripper?

With your latest speech at the United Nations, you have outdone even yourself.

Before the UN General Assembly, on September 19, you said this:

"Freedom, by its nature, cannot be imposed. It must be chosen."

Say What?! How dare you of all people say this to the United Nations, an organization you have dishonored with lies and disgraced with your ambassador, the thug John Bolton. The UN no longer believes a word you say.

How about that "Coalition of the Willing?" Those who could not be duped or bribed to sign up had to be threatened. Recall Richard Armitage’s sweet talk to the Pakistanis — "We’ll bomb you to the Stone Age."

Excuse me! "Freedom, by its nature, cannot be imposed. It must be chosen." By whom? YOU? In that case it’s OK for you to impose freedom at the drop of a bomb or a thousand? Who do you think you are kidding?!

You may have fooled everyone when you took advantage of worldwide horror in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 tragedy. But today, much of the world sees through your charade.

"Freedom, by its nature, cannot be imposed. It must be chosen."

Well, what do you think you are doing in Iraq? You are imposing!

What do you think the so-called Iraqi insurgents are doing? They are trying to liberate their country from you. They are choosing! What about the Lebanese and Palestinians? They are choosing not to be occupied by Israel.

Once again, Mr. President, you got your words all mixed up. What you meant to say was: "My will, by its nature, would not be chosen. It must be imposed."

George W. Bush, the world has chosen to no longer believe you. You are an imposition… a very deadly imposition. The day will come when the world chooses to impose its will on you.

Elizabeth Gyllensvard edited and contributed to this article.

Tom Chartier [send him mail] played lead guitar in legendary Los Angeles punk band The Rotters for 26 years until their final appearance in January of 2004. He has lived in Tokyo and Los Angeles. Currently he resides somewhere in the Caribbean.

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