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A Man Who Confers with God Should Have Good Hearing

 

My old friend John Hess (www.johnlhess@blogspot.com) makes the astute
observation that President Bush must have been having an ADD moment when he was discussing with his God the issue of a new Homeland Security Secretary. Surely the Lord knew about Bernie Kerick’s ethical issues.

That may explain a lot of things.

It’s kind of disturbing to hear that this president is acting as an agent of God and takes his counsel from the Big Guy, when you look at some of the dumb-ass decisions that he has made.

To name a few:

Invading Iraq.

Invading Iraq with a bare-bones military.

Failing to realize that Iraqis would not greet the U.S. invaders with open arms.

Failing to guard essential infrastructure in Iraq after the initial invasion.

Spending billions on a non-functioning ballistic missile defense system.

Cutting taxes on corporations and the rich to create jobs.

Destroying a well-functioning retirement system and replacing it with a national 401K-type system that has already left retirees penniless in Britain, Chile and other places it’s been tried.

Trying to debate while wearing a hidden earpiece.

Eating pretzels while watching TV.

Now, thanks to the perceptive pundit Hess, we can rest our minds. It’s not the Lord who has been giving bad advice; it’s his messenger who has been failing to pay attention.

Who knows, he may be having these conversations with God while playing video games, or running on his treadmill?

We the People need to start putting political pressure on the president’s handlers to make sure that the president has some quality time each day to sit in some quiet room free of such distractions, where he can commune with
his Maker and carefully jot down the message of the day.

This could spare us all a great deal of unnecessary angst, suffering and death.

So, in the interest of a better America and a better world, please write to Karl Rove and Andrew Card, c/o the White House. Tell them: “Please establish some quiet time and a Communing Room for the president so he can get his
messages from God accurately and completely.

“And Please, check to see that his ears have been cleaned.”

DAVE LINDORFF is the author of Killing Time: an Investigation into the Death Row Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. His new book of CounterPunch columns titled “This Can’t be Happening!” to be published this fall by Common Courage Press. Information about both books and other work by Lindorff can be found at www.thiscantbehappening.net.

He can be reached at: dlindorff@yahoo.com
 

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Dave Lindorff is a founding member of ThisCantBeHappening!, an online newspaper collective, and is a contributor to Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion (AK Press).

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