The Bush-Brannigan Connection

Similarities are getting scarier

In August 2005, I humorously compared George Bush’s Iraq strategy to that of Futurama’s Zapp Brannigan in his battle against the Series Seven Killbots. As of yesterday, this is no longer funny as Bush announced his ingenious new strategy of escalation.


Similarities are getting scarier

In August 2005, I humorously compared George Bush’s Iraq strategy to that of Futurama’s Zapp Brannigan in his battle against the Series Seven Killbots:

…there was a flaw in the software of the Series Seven Killbots (the terrorists of the future). It only allowed for a limited number of kills before the units shut down. So Brannigan sent wave after wave of his men into battle (and to their deaths) until that threshold was met. Then he went in to claim victory. Sounds an awful lot like Bush’s strategies (or lack thereof) in Iraq. [George W. Bush = Zapp Brannigan Aug. 24, 2005]

As of yesterday, this is no longer funny. Our president first tried to win us over by offering a half-assed apology for the mess in Iraq. He then went on to pepper the speech in his usual way with the word ‘Terrorists’. This was followed by his ingenious new strategy of escalation.

Oh, wait … I’m sorry. According to Condoleeza Rice, sending in more troops and spending more money does not in itself constitute an escalation since the desired outcome is the same. No, really. She actually said that in defense of the plan. Is she a moron? Or does she think we’re all morons? Sorry Ms. Rice, but George’s plan is by definition an escalation of the war. Get yourself a dictionary please.

Oh and after countless public statements to the contrary, the new puppet, um I mean Secretary of Defense, Bob Gates stated that the president’s plan is fully supported by our military leaders stationed in Iraq. What the hell people?! I think the entire administration is living in a fantasy world where there is no internet, no media and they can spin away in any direction they please.

Americans clearly sent a message this past November that we do not support this war. It’s a failed debacle and we want out, not further in. What more has to be done to convince this administration? We’ve shifted power, ousted many Republican incumbents. we’ve done everything except recall the President himself. Hey, now that’s not a bad idea. Maybe it’s time for a little Democracy in action.

I think Bush needs to see how a real Democracy works. It goes on all over the world and even here in the states. Remember California? I don’t think we’ll ever get a President in office who is truly concerned for the people’s will and well being if there isn’t a sense of job insecurity. There needs to be a way for us to be sure that the President is in fact acting on our best interest.

Or maybe he should just start drinking heavily again.

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George W. Bush = Zapp Brannigan


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