1/24/2008

'Suffer the little children ...'

I cannot make it work in my head that the same people who bought George W. Bush’s (what?) 17th or so reason for invading Iraq – to bring freedom and democracy to the Iraqi people – are buying into the Internet-generated LIE that Barack Obama is a “Muslim who will destroy America.”

Are these people so ignorant that they believe ALL Muslims are determined to destroy America, while supporting the sacrifices we’ve made on their behalf in Iraq? Seems so.

(For the record, Barack Obama is Christian, having accepted Christ and joined the United Church of Christ in Chicago in 1985.)

Here’s another “riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma:” the same people who support the drainhole of Bush’s misbegotten war in Iraq – sucking up nearly a trillion from our treasury and barrels of American blood – cannot bring themselves to support an expansion of S-CHIP, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Yesterday, in a vote of 260 to 152, the House failed to override Bush’s veto of that bill, which blocked 4 million children from the coverage. Supporters were 15 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed.

The New York Times reported: “The bill would add $35 billion to the child health program, providing a total of $60 billion over the next five years. The money would allow states to cover nearly 4 million children, in addition to the 6 million already on the rolls. The program helps families that earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to afford private insurance.”

To date, 3,931 U.S. troops have died in Iraq, and $700 billion has been allocated to the war. If that’s too big a figure to wrap your mind around, that amounts to, according to my computer calculator, $396,787,907 per day since the war began.

Bush balked at the high cost of the S-CHIP expansion? It’s time to rethink our priorities.

Republicans, according to the Times, said the vote to override Bush’s S-CHIP veto was “a political stunt, intended to embarrass Mr. Bush before his State of the Union address next week.”

God forbid that Mr. Bush could be any more embarrassed than he would be IF he tells us the true state of the union.

Next post: ‘A hobbit speaks’

4 comments:

BBJ said...

Excellent! You're right on target, BJ, as always.

Also went to read Frodo's blog. I found his comments interesting, wishing too that Bill Clinton would back off a bit. I can undertand Merry's reasoning also.

I want Hillary and Obama to cool it with the personal criticism. I could vote for either of them. Edwards is a good candidate also. The Democrats are offering the very best group of candidates. No question. Republicans are hoping against hope they'll bloody each other. We Dems don't need this!

Frodo said...

The Not-For-Profit Center for Public Integrity has reported documentation of 935 lies told by Bush Administration individuals relative to the Iraq War. The leading liar, George W. Bush, was followed by such dignitaries as Paul Wolfowitz, Dick Cheney, Don Rumsfeld, Condeleezza Rice, Ari Fleisher, and Colin Powell. Frodo thinks this is an important number because it equates out to about one needless death of an American soldier for every four lies told. George W. Bush, by count, would personally account for about 75 American kids.

As Frodo said a long time ago, "Bush Lied and People Died."
Perhaps he should amend it to "Bush Lied, Babies Cried, and People Died."

Quite a legacy, isn't it?

Eowyn said...

I'm only just trying to grasp the news that we will send troops into Pakistan.

Papamoka said...

Excellent post BJ!