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Thursday, April 29, 2004
 
What a difference a year makes...
A year ago, Junior was landing on the aircraft carrier USS Lincoln playing dress-up with a sock stuffed in his flight suit. He gave a victory speech in front of the immortal "Mission Accomplished" banner that should be broadcast as Kerry commercial.

Since a lack of credibility on anything is the single-most defining characteristic of BushCo, it shouldn't be forgotten that the reason given for the jet landing was lie. (The ship was NOT out of helicopter range. Just ask the news crews and White House Staff that flew out *before* W arrived) Nor should we forget the little detail that this huge carrier circled for hours so that the wind wouldn't muss the President's hair and the backdrop to his little speech would be open sea rather than the San Diego skyline.

So with all this in mind, I dug up a little ditty from last year that reflected the premature giddy exuberance of all the neo-cons and profiteers.

***click here***

It still makes me smile, but now it just doesn't seem as funny. Damn, now that I'm thinking about it, it's actually quite depressing.
 
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