Monday, August 11, 2008

Should This Administration Be Taken Seriously?

The answer is a resounding but qualified "yes"! It should be taken seriously by us! Mostly because a lot of the rest of the world does not.

Let's see why. We have a President who has given up golf for the duration of the war in Iraq out of respect for those who serve, those who have died, and the families who wait in anguish on a daily basis.

Now there is a widening affront by Russia on an independent neighbor. Pictured is our President at the Olympics having a fine old time. Before this photo was taken and before Putin left for the front, Bush, according to the AP , is said to have voiced his concerns about the aggression by the Russians on an American ally. Yep. Putin headed home to oversee the military action. Bush stayed at the Olympics and played.

You may feel my thinking to be a bit harsh. After all, what could Bush do? Well, if it had been Israel would he have stayed?

The article quotes Bush as saying, "I was very firm with Vladimir Putin..."

Meanwhile Vice President Cheney told the pro-American president of Georgia that "Russian aggression must not go unanswered..."

Just what is the under manned Georgian army to do? Even the troops pulled out of Iraq will have little impact.

Bush has now ended his Asian trip and is headed home while calling the violence unnacceptable. The Russians have widened the war by bombarding another region of Georgia that has a population of Russian loyalists. Understand the Russians aren't nearly as concerned with these two rebellious regions as they are intent on destroying the independent nation of Georgia.

George is talking. Cheney is threatening. Is anybody listening?


Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes, you are so right on! And is anybody listening? And aren't things the same as always -- Cheney threatening, Bush talking or mumbling.
Thanks for visiting my blog today and for your comment. I love yours and I will be back! Yipes, I sound like Governor Arnold!


Margie's Musings said...

I am sure you are right. Why I am amazed that our noble president would even say a word about aggression since we got into a misrepresented war over oil. It's hard to talk when you have egg on your face.

Word Tosser said...

I get the feeling of when I was raising my kids... and I see a parent of a kid who was really ripping it up... and that parent said...
Now, Johnny, don't do that, mommy, will get upset...

I am waiting to see what the United Nations is going to do... or are they as toothless as we are now?

Mortart said...

I agree wholeheartedly with your observations. But I don't understand the reference to Israel. Where does it fit into your comment?

Dogwalkmusings said...

mortart, it is an assumption on my part that if Israel, another staunch ally, was under siege the President would have been back in Washington in a New York minute regardless whether or not we could judiciously do anything other than preach about dire circumstances for the aggressors.

It goes to how much of an ally each country is. Georgia needs us more than Israel does. But Israel would be demanding our support in stronger terms and we would comply.

Idaho Escapee said...

I grew up with values. I was taught to honor my country, respect the Prezzident, and so on and so forth. How did a bozo like W. Bush get elected? And then, RE-elected? And how stupid are we all? Maybe it's all the liars in DC who are lying to us, that's tricked us into dumbing-down. I don't respect our Prezzident; I feel we have no business trying to shove democracy down the throats of nations who don't want it; I'm tired of our nation squandering its wealth overseas while at the same time, there's starvation, oppression and waste in our own country. As far as what our Prezzident is doing right now, it's the same thing as what the Seattle Mariners (losers in their own right) are doing: "Playing out the season". Sorry to be so cynical, Ms. dogwalker, for you do write a very nice blogg.

The New Arch Druid's take on the news said...

GW showed us yet again that he prefers being a frat boy or party boy over actually being president of the U.S. He was a public embarrassment to the U.S. while in China. Much more so than Edwards over a 2 year old affair. Yet, Mansfield prefers to whine about Edwards. Go figure.