He Is Risen

Bush Administration, Iraq War

See Glenn Greenwald, especially the updates:

Our country’s authoritarians are glorifying the Leader today like it’s 2003, all for his very brave (and covert) sneaking into Iraq. Jules Crittenden (cousin of David Frum) uses language typically reserved for Jesus to describe Bush’s every movement:

    NPR reporting he’s landed, enroute to an econmic summit in Australia. Web reports now coming in.

    AP: He’s in Anbar, landed at Al-Asad. . . . he’s expected to meet with al-Maliki and Sunni tribal leaders who’ve joined the United States and the Iraqi government against al-Qaeda.

He is risen. This is the same Jules Crittenden who, back in January on the day of the President’s speech unveiling the Surge, began his post this way: “George Bush will address us tonight, and show us the way forward.” He will show us the way forward.

Similarly, Blue Texan notes that Glenn Reynolds — in addition to linking to the Crittenden post above — also linked to a post which began this way: “Unlike the last Commander-in-chief, is there any doubt that the men and women who serve our country love President Bush.” Finally, Fred Kagan, writing in National Review, declared that Bush’s trip “should be recognized as at least the Gettysburg of this war” — at least — and that the Leader’s Glorious Visit “could well mark a key turning point in the war in Iraq and the war on terror.”

He is Jesus. He is Lincoln. He is beloved by Our Troops. He “shows us the way forward.” He is Our Leader.

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  1. ken melvin  •  Sep 3, 2007 @10:45 pm

    The rapture is at hand, at hand I tell you,. And, who would have ever thought that Jesus would return as this goofy bastard from Texas?

  2. janek51  •  Sep 3, 2007 @11:24 pm

    Did the troops really hate Clinton? I heard something similar outta Schmucker Carlson, so I tend to believe it’s BS. Well, at least under Clinton, the National Guard were guarding the “provinces” of our own country and the soldiers knew when there tours of duty were going to be up.

  3. Swami  •  Sep 4, 2007 @12:26 am

    Give ’em Watts, boys!

    Let them enjoy their fantasies..it won’t change the final reality that Bush lost his bid for glory by his foolish invasion of Iraq. There is a scripture that speaks to the genesis of Bush’s folly and ultimate defeat in Iraq that he should have heeded..” seek not the counsel of the ungodly”

    When I was a child I used to fantasize that I was Nathan Hale, so I don’t think it strange that Bush should fantasize that he’s a great leader and warrior. It’s a normal adolescent behavior.

  4. paradoctor  •  Sep 4, 2007 @1:59 am

    This is a lot of fuss for a visit that he didn’t dare to pre-announce.

  5. Dan  •  Sep 4, 2007 @6:53 am

    I don’t think Bush knows the way forward, but that won’t stop him from trying to show us which way it is. He does, as president, have certain powers to lead — but fewer and fewer willingly follow him.

  6. erinyes  •  Sep 4, 2007 @9:52 pm

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