Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Snow Day: Picking on Tony

By Kanrei

We are in a war against terror. We are at war in Iraq. Iraq has terrorists. The war in Iraq is part of the war on terror. Am I following the right wing logic so far correctly? Good. Bush said in his 9/11 speech that losing in Iraq means losing the war on terror. He claimed that if the terrorists win in Baghdad that they would then come to America. We must defeat the terrorists there or we fight them here. Am I still with the right wing logic thus far? Good.

Tony Snow is the voice of the President. His job is to talk for the big W. When Tony Snow appears on a news program, he is appearing as the voice of the White House and not as Tony Snow. This means that when Tony Snow told MSNBC that we are not in Iraq to capture terrorists, but to train Iraqis, that Bush said it. This further means that Bush has flip flopped on his position of nation building versus fighting terror. Or Tony is out of the loop.

"As a matter of fact, the central mission to the United States is to train Iraqi forces so they can do the job...It is their country. And it's their obligation and responsibility."


I know Tony Snow is late to the game, but he really must get caught up on the correct spin if he is going to be the White House’s voice. We are not in Iraq to build a nation, we are there to defeat terrorists. We cannot leave when Iraq is a nation, we can only leave when there are no more terrorists.

You really should pay closer attention to your boss Tony. Seriously, you are making Scotty look good at that job and he was a walking SNL skit*.

* When something or someone is a "SNL skit", it means they: probably sounded good on paper, but in practice is not entertaining or funny; are guilty of repeating a few catch-phrases; and/or go on entirely too long when we have already gotten the point.


8 comments:

Serena Joy said...

The U.S. isn't in the business of nation-building. Or shouldn't be. Besides, isn't that called Colonialism? There is -- and should be -- a war on terrorism. The thing is, even if the first American had never set foot in Baghdad, there would still be terrorism and the need to fight it. In other words, we don't need to be in Iraq to wage war on terrorism.

Kanrei said...

Serena,
If I am going to be lied to all I ask is for consistancy. If they keep changing the lie I don't know what to believe.
They tell me Saddam lies then quote his desires to kill me as proof he was bad.
They tell me Osama is a liar, then tell me he admits to world domination plans. I thought he was a liar.
I cannot keep up if Bush tells me on Monday that Iraq is a war on terror and a few days later his "voice" says it is nation building mainly.
What is a lemming to do?

Serena Joy said...

What is a lemming to do?

Sex, drugs, and rock n' roll. Or, no, wait -- maybe it's the Administration that should do that, lighten up a little. Or, no, wait -- maybe they've already done a little too much of that.

They forget we're not idiots. We have enough brain cells to realize that what we were told on Tuesday is different from what we were told on Monday. I don't know what the answer is. Maybe I should learn to sew. Lemmings may be needing parachutes.

rex said...

I did not have sex with that women.......Ms. Lewinsky.....Not once......

rex said...

I am not a crook!

Kanrei said...

Rex,
You cannot use Clinton on me because I did not vote for him the second time. I did not think he should have gotten that second term.

RexZeitgiest said...

ahahahahahhaha......I am using him against ME...I did vote for him the second time, and not the first.....


P.S. Sometimes I am making jabs at other unnamed posters, without being obvious about bringing in old old fights.....

Kanrei said...

You voted for Clinton in 96? Icould not do it nor could I vote for Dole. I do not like voting against people, so I usually do not vote if I do not support someone. Voted against Bush in 04 though.