Thursday, July 07, 2005

 

Bush’s Compassion

Cindy Sheehan described her White House meeting with Bush as “disgusting.” Judging by her description, it was worse than that.

When she entered the room Bush apparently said, “Who we’all honorin’ here today?” as if he really felt the need to honor anything or anybody but his own hyperinflated ego.

If Bush wanted to honor the Americans he has sent to their deaths for corporate profits and oil, he would at least hold and attend memorial services. Instead, his administration does everything it can to hide the cost and the reality of its illegal war. Photographs of the dead are withheld, body counts are obscured, and some of the wounded and maimed are kept in limbo waiting for medical attention.

And what about compassion for the innumerable innocent Iraqis who have died because of Bush? How about a little compassion for the people horribly tortured in Bush’s gulag? Or a some compassion for the poor, whose numbers have swelled since Dubya began squatting in the White House?

“Compassion” and “honor” are just empty propaganda words to Bush. On the other hand, the words that have real substance to Bush and his people are “money” and “power.”



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