June 30, 2003


Official Bush War Machine™ comedian Dennis Miller continues to taunt the deserving:

He had a special barb for one candidate, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, who has questioned the Iraq war, comparing him to Neville Chamberlain, the British prime minister who followed a policy of appeasement of Nazi Germany in the years before World War II.

"He can roll up his sleeves all he wants at public events, but as long as we see that heart tattoo with Neville Chamberlain's name on his right forearms, he's never going anywhere," Miller said.

Bush, whose own comic timing is often misunderestimated, loved it:

"I spent an amazing couple of hours with Dennis Miller," Bush said during his Los Angeles speech after Miller's routine. "He keeps you on your toes."

He added: "I was also honored to meet his wife, Carolyn. Like me, he married above himself. It may not be all that hard, in his case. But I'm proud to have his help."

Posted by Tim Blair at June 30, 2003 03:55 AM

Gotta love the comment about Klansman Byrd. Fancy that, a Democrat in the Klan!

Posted by: DF at June 30, 2003 at 11:41 AM

"Sen. Robert Byrd, a Democratic elder statesmen"...nary a word about his klan past to put Miller's joke in context.

Posted by: Kelly at June 30, 2003 at 02:00 PM

speaking of sleeves rolled up.
in other words, he can roll up his sleeves all he likes, but that doesn't change the fact that he's a chickenhawk.

Posted by: adam at June 30, 2003 at 05:13 PM

did it ever occur to you that the war generals you look up to were at one point in their lives, chickenhawks? they weren't born warriors (unless, of course, you believe in reincarnation).

Posted by: Samkit at June 30, 2003 at 05:25 PM

did it ever occur to you that i don't look up to war generals?

Posted by: adam at June 30, 2003 at 07:05 PM

No Adam it sounds more like you look down on everyone else. God I hate pretentious bastards, and the left if full of them.

Posted by: D2D at June 30, 2003 at 08:17 PM

i look eye to eye with everyone. i have no need to tilt my head either upwards or downwards.

Posted by: adam at June 30, 2003 at 08:41 PM

Ah, and now comes the scintillating passive-aggro garbage the raving socialist moonbats are ALSO famous for.

Look, jackass, you clearly regard anyone who supports a non-castrated military as an effete hypocrite (those who have never served) or a bloodhungry tyrant who hasn't earned your respect despite a career of sacrifice (those who have served).

But the majority of Americans always will regard the sad little boy-men whose only useful function is to bitch about men far more valuable than themselves as the ones TRULY undeserving of esteem.


Posted by: trevalyan at June 30, 2003 at 10:14 PM

on the contrary, on questions war-related i greatly respect the opinion of people who have fought in wars. if they advocate fighting some new war, they do so with eyes open. i respect, for example, george orwell's call to arms during the 2nd world war, on account of the fact that he'd fought in the spanish world war. he knew the horrors of war, yet still he thought the price was worth it.

bush has no idea of the horrors of war, and neither do the armchair strategists that surround him.

also, since i am not american, i could care less what you say the majority of them think of me. and ooo "sad little boy men", that really hurts.

Posted by: adam at June 30, 2003 at 11:44 PM

But Saddam does have an idea of the horrors of war, mainly because he's inflicted them so often. Respect!

Posted by: tim at July 1, 2003 at 01:42 AM

Adam, If you have never served in the military and if we go by the standards you have set, I don't think you are even qualified to have this discussion. Just leave it to the military. Which is an odd thing for a liberal or anyone else with half a brain to think. If Bush had single-handedly scaled a cliff and taken a Battalion of nazis' at Pointe du Hoc, it would be said Bush is a war-monger because he is shell-shocked. It's win-win argument for a liberal.

I've served in the Military, though I haven't seen war, so I think I'm partially qualified to tell you to shut-up.

Since my husband is serving in Iraq right now, and also served in the Panama envasion, the first Gulf War, Somolia and supports Bush, on behalf of my husband I must tell you to shut-up...normally I would never tell someone to shut-up (except my whinning 5 yr old), I'm only doing what you said I could.

Posted by: Kelly at July 1, 2003 at 02:13 AM

Adam: also, in the U.S., the military is under civilian control. It's kind of a big sticking point with the Americans.

Besides, what do you do with the people who are anti-war who served in the military? Are their pro-peace views not valid because they served? Are men not allowed to discuss women's issues because they've never been women? Does a person not get a say on tax policy if they've never paid taxes?

Posted by: md at July 1, 2003 at 05:27 AM

you people are all labouring under a misapprehension that by saying i "greatly respect" the opinion of a former soldier, i mean to say that i pay no heed to anyone else. which is quite obviously not what i said. also, saddam never fought in any wars to my knowledge, he left the actual fighting to his 15 yr old conscripts.

Posted by: adam at July 1, 2003 at 07:16 AM