Monday, January 22, 2007

The Numb in Numbers

Don't know if you missed it because Sunday isn't exactly a news day, plus many of you were distracted by that football thing, for which we now get two weeks of build-up and lots of stories about how it's the first time two African-American head coaches will face off in the Super Bowl (since we are a color blind country, you know), but the White House released the following on Friday:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Sunday, January 21, 2007, as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. I call upon all Americans to recognize this day with appropriate ceremonies and to underscore our commitment to respecting and protecting the life and dignity of every human being.

Of course he really only means the dignity of every unborn human being (might as well hum "Every Sperm Is Sacred" under his official writ), because he didn't decide to call off the Iraq escalation, or stop the sabre rattling with Iran, no, this is all about abortion.

Meanwhile, those listening to NPR's Morning Edition got to hear a terrifying story about the huge number of Iraqis getting kidnapped and held for ransom to raise money to fight each other and the U.S. Perhaps the most heart-breaking detail was this: Iraqis are taking to tattooing their phone numbers on their arms, so if they end up in the morgue they can be identified.

That's the country we've given them.

I guess at least Bush called it the National Sanctity of Life Day--internationally he and his cronies clearly don't give a shit.


Anonymous Mike said...

Damn. What insanity.

10:11 AM  
Blogger Generik said...

George, haven't you learned yet? The Bush administration is basically the real-life version of the Bizarro World. Everything they say and do is and means the exact opposite of what it should.

10:33 PM  

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