And why I won't listen to speech #3 or #4 or #5 or #6 or....#2324.
Simple. Because of three tales: 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf", "Little Red Riding Hood", and "The Emperor's New Clothes." The moral of each each of these stories seems to have eluded our astute President, his cronies, his sypathizers, and his strategists.
In the first tale, a boy continually cries, "wolf!"-- even though there is no wolf. Then, one day, a wolf actually appears. But when the boy cries "wolf" this time, no one pays any attention. No one believes him--because he has lied so many times in the past.
In the second tale, a devious wolf first pretends to be Little Red Riding Hood in order to fool an unsuspecting grandmother into letting him into her house. She was, of course, eaten alive. He then disguises himself as the grandmother in order to eat Little Red Riding Hood.
After all of the tall tales told--and still being told--by Bush and his cronies, do they really think that the American people are THAT dumb to believe anything they say -- much less even listen?
And after fooling us into thinking that we in the United States are "the good guys" on a mission to fight terror and protect democracy, while, in fact, the Bush policies have weakened our democracy and lessened our freedoms while creating far more terror in Iraq and Afghanistan than has ever been inflicted upon us, do they really think the American people are THAT stupid to trust them now--much less EVER again? Oh, and by the way, what ever happened to Osama bin Ladin? Wasn't HE the terrorist we were after? Oops--fooled again!
My message to Bush and his rediculous "strategists" is, "Give it up, guys. You've shown your true colors and they aren't red, white and blue. If you want to dominate the world, you missed your calling--the days of creeping communism and domino theories are over."
This is a new millenium, after all, and we human beings, smart as we are, are supposed to have learned something in the first millenium and progressed to more enlightened ways of dealing with world problems in the second. At the rate we're going, we'll have to wait for the 3rd Millenium; Bushco hasn't yet learned the lessens of Grimm's Fairy Tales or Aesop's Fables.
I'm sure Mr. Bush doesn't give a Cheney-curled-lip-of-a-sneer what I think, or what ANY of us think--he's made that much perfectly clear--so he'll go on his merry way giving more canned speeches filled with fairy tales, hoping to at least boost a poll number or two.
As for me, I'll not watch. It really is just too mortifying to see our Emperor standing in front of the world for all to see --without one stitch of clothes.