George Bush Hosts a Tea Party! Must Read!
- GEORGE BUSH HOSTS A TEA PARTY!
What is the use of repeating all that stuff, if you don't explain it
as you go on? - Mock Turtle: Alice in Wonderland
And what a party it was! It actually made page ten of the NY Times,
and that's pretty impressive nowadays for anything involving George
Bush's war. Did you happen to see the guest list? Wow! Really wow!
The folks on the guest list were the most powerful and possibly the
best and the brightest ever to work alongside American presidents
going back nearly half a century. These dignified men and women were
13 former secretaries of state and defense, all of whom undeniably had
a vast range of experience and knowledge about war and peace. They
came to share what they knew. But they came to Wonderland.
Oh, what a lovely photo op it turned out to be: The Hatter, Dick
Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Condoleezza Rice surrounded by history.
The names were so terribly impressive: Powell, Cohen, Albright,
McNamara, Schlesinger, Schultz, Haig, Carlucci, Perry, Brown,
Eagleburger and Baker. They had served presidents from JFK to their
present host. These were the real heavyweights of government. They
came to pass on their wisdom and their expertise in a time of terrible
They came for tea, but they got baloney.
It was an all inclusive bipartisan bash. The Mad Hatter had run into
really big trouble in Iraq and things were getting worse. He needed
applause from all sides amid the chaos. He needed approval from people
of stature amid the bloodshed. So he threw a party, and the big wigs
came. How important he must have felt. Wow!
The Hatter might actually have consulted with his guests. He might
actually have asked them for advice and direction. He might have
actually benefited from their combined expertise, but he didn't.
Being mad, he brought them to his party to con them for nearly forty
minutes. He touted his policies and his stay-the-course philosophy and
entertained his guests with an upbeat assessment of his disastrous and
failed war. It was truly tasteless baloney. And they refused to applaud.
Horror of horrors, Colin Powell played the Dormouse. He sat quietly,
never uttering a single word. More brazenly, Madeline Albright played
Alice and dared to question the Hatter about his foreign policy! Not
the way to go, Alice. The Hatter was not pleased.
In fact, after his forty minute fairy tale about Iraq, the Hatter
allowed less than ten minutes of questions. TEN MINUTES! Surrounded
by the most experienced members of presidential cabinets in recent
history, the Hatter listened to less than ten minutes of their
questions and then walked out!