Friday, March 3, 2017
G. W. Bushki lied the country into war with Iraq. Being a consummate politico and skilled fabricator, he convinced several people that Saddam Hussein was hiding WMDs. That lie led to over 4,000 American deaths, many more thousand American casualties, hundreds of thousands Iraqi dead, the brutal destruction of the country, an American economic collapse, and the rise of ISIS among other things.
Bushki wore the gear of a combat pilot and didn't he look good, all decked out like a real warrior? In fact, he was a pilot with the Texas National Guard back in his younger days. The problem he faced then, though, was the ongoing war in Vietnam. Bushki didn't like the idea of having to actually put his military training to use for the good of the country; he might get hurt or even killed and he was a "Bush" so that wouldn't be a good thing and also being a coward of sorts he went to his daddy and daddy arranged for him to hide out in the service of a Republican politician and avoid Vietnam.
I'll give him credit for getting through flight training. It was tough because he was spending a lot of time at night diving for young women in the local bars. But he got his wings and that says something.
Da Trumpf, on the other hand, did everything he could to avoid military service. He wanted to make money and if the country needed his help, well screw the country. So, he never put on any uniform ... except for those he wore on certain nightly trysts in his tower of Trump.
Now that he somehow became president, he doth love the military. He loves it so much he wants to make it bigger...with more people to send to die in the sands of the Middle East or the icy roads of Siberia...more planes to bomb Islamists into little sandy bits...more ships to frighten China, North Korea, Iran and other countries who might be recalcitrant to do his bidding.
So, he makes announcements on aircraft carriers, those yuuge war machines who would take up half of Lake Michigan if they could be berthed in Chicago. And he dresses hisself in the cap and jacket of a Navy admiral, thereby insulting every single person who wore a real uniform and served in a real capacity.
See, the thing is, Trump is a coward with little girly hands. But he's also a bully. You remember those guys from the school yard. They'd beat up on the smaller kids, and threaten others who protested but on occasion when someone stood up to them they turned and ran.
That's Trump. And now that he's Commander in Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces (that's got to be the scariest thought ever to enter your mind) he thinks he can bully any country into doing his bidding; especially if he pours billions of bucks into a military build-up.
And he's going to be especially impressive wearing his admiral's jacket and cap while piling up the nuclear weapons.
And the peoples of the world laugh so hard they cry. "Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha."
Posted by Lowell at 9:45 AM