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Thursday, June 10, 2004
Tributes to Ronnie
I turned on the telly last night and found out that someone named Ronald Reagan had recently passed away. Apparently this guy was a president, the reason the Soviet Union did not defeat the United States and a servant of God.
You would think that the death of such a great man would provoke non-stop coverage on the cable news distractions, segments on talk radio and maybe a note or two on the net, but it hasn't. Even Micah Holmquist hasn't written anything funny about this tragedy.
What the fuck's up?
The answer is that the liberal media is doing its best to keep the greatness of Reagan from being known to all.
Fortunately there are some people who haven't forgotten. Amongst them may be the Bathists fighting coalition forces in Iraq.
United States soldiers now fighting the remnants of Saddam's regime can look back to the early 1980s for the start of a relationship that fostered the rise of the largest military in the Middle East, one whose use of chemical weapons set the stage for last year's invasion.Then there's the Afghans.
The State Department is doing a subtle tribute.
Less than two months ago when The State Department said that "terrorism" ("premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience.") had declined in 2003 when compared to the 2002 numbers.
The State Department is scrambling to revise its annual report on global terrorism to acknowledge that it understated the number of deadly attacks in 2003, amid charges that the document is inaccurate and was politically manipulated by the Bush administration.Maybe the mistakes was "clerical" in nature, but Team Bush ("the lying assholes") gives you no reason to believe them.
Reagan would no doubt be proud of the behavior of our brave fighting men...
Besides the prisoner-abuse scandal, there is another, more pervasive problem Iraqis say they suffer daily at the hands of U.S. troops -- theft of money and other property during aggressive American raids.***
Ronald Reagan increased military spending and so he'd no doubt be pleased to know that military spending by the world as whole increased last year, with Reagan's beloved America remaining the largest dealer.
I'm sure I'm missing out on some of the many tributes to Reagan. If I were a man as great as Reagan, I would no doubt include them, but Reagan had faith in both America and God, and so I tell you, GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!