Thursday, November 09, 2006

There's a new world somewhere

AP photo

Well, this is a really sad, sad picture. To the bad architects of the new world whose walls are already crumbling, I suppose there are any number of possible captions for this gloomy photo, to include song lyrics as well :

We are the egg men, Coup coup ca choo, coup coup coup ca choo.
"I am the Walrus" Beatles

"You've thrown the worst fear
That can ever be hurled
Fear to bring children
Into the world
For threatening my baby
Unborn and unnamed"
You ain't worth the blood
That runs in your veins"
"Masters of War" Bob Dylan

There's undoubtedly a mountain of fitting titles that might be applied to this somber image. But it it is nice to hear Bush and Rumsfeld "agree it's time for new leadership" at the Pentagon and, as a result, Rumsfeld can just walk away. Too bad our troops in Iraq in need of new leadership aren't given the same option as their secretary of defense. To just walk.

And it'd be nice if Bush and Cheney could be given the same opportunity as well. Especially ol' Bush who, if you look at his history, excels at mucking things up, but he's not the best at seeing things through to their end. Maybe he didn't realize when he took the job, he'd have to stay for eight years! Or, as someone said once (at least), to "Stay the course."

Sadly for Bush, but more sadly for us, this is one job where you can't just go AWOL or desert; or sell your stock options and walk away and have daddy's chums set you up with a baseball team or something.

Nope, two more years for this pair. But not to fret. Despite today's really sad picture, perhaps the lyrics to another very old song by the Seekers offers these fellows some hope.

"There's a new world somewhere
They call The Promised Land
And I'll be there some day
If you will hold my hand"

If rumors are true, I think that "Promised Land" is in Paraguay.


azgoddess said...

he can't leave soon enough...sigh

meldonna said...

"Coup coup" ca choo -- excellent play on words there. Smirks, sneers, and leers seem conspicuous by their abscence lately, and this picture captures it nicely.

Paraguay, eh? (good one! ~snicker~) Keep those lawn implements handy. We may need pitchforks and torches yet. I mean, supoena power is good, but I'm asking for remand. All three of these bozos pose a significant flight risk.

enigma4ever said...

hmm,maybe they need to go to "Camp"....if you know what I mean...War Crimes Charge were filed today ..yup in Germany....yup....only a Country like Germany could recognize the OldNazi for what he is....the irony.....