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Top 10 GOP Sound Bites, Iran Plan Edition

April 13, 2006

The tumultuous events of the past week have led to a complete shake-up of the Top 10 GOP Sound Bites. Rumored plans for military strikes against Iran, revelations regarding President Bush's authorization to leak classified national security information to target political foes and the resignation of Tom Delay have combined to send some newcomers up the rankings and drop some old favorites off the charts.
Rocketing to number one is the thrash metal "Wild Speculation (Fantasy Land)" by George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld. Coming in a close second is the poetic and heartfelt ballad by Scott McClellan and President Bush, "(Leaking Is In) The Public Interest." Holding its ground at #3 is "Ongoing Investigation" from the White House platinum release, "PlameGame", while the previous #1, "Terrorist Surveillance Program" dropped to fourth.

Falling off the charts this week are some Republican oldie but goodies. After 200 weeks on the Bushboard Top 10, Condi Rice's 2002 chart-topper "Smoking Gun, Mushroom Cloud" fell out of the rankings. And for the first time since 2000, George Bush's poignant NCLB ballad, "Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations" didn't crack the Top 10.
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4 comments on “Top 10 GOP Sound Bites, Iran Plan Edition”

  1. I see that no sound bites from inde groups made the chart. That makes sense given the power of the major media corporations. Still, your readers need to know what's hot on the Billboard "wingnut rap" chart. There is, after all, a limited but loyal following for Katherine Harris' rap, including the line "Whenever they made fun of my makeup, it was because the newspapers colorized my photograph." Also, some of the bites produced by LGF play well with young extremists.
    [Any buzz for the new JJ McCain sound bite? His "Agent of Intolerance" had an audience in 2000, but he now seems to have gone on to some very strange gospel stuff. I cannot figure out why he chose to limit his audience.]
    Keep up the good work!

  2. 1) Iraq kicks out weapons inspectors, fires missiles at US military jets and violates other signed agreements after Gulf War I.
    Action: President Clinton fails to execute Sadam Hussein using missiles fired from US warships. (Which was against international law enacted by President Carter.)
    Action: President Bush gave Sadam the option to leave Iraq peacefully or else. Sadam choose or else. President Bush gave the government of Iraq a peaceful option, which they did not choose.
    2) Bin Laden is a known high-level terrorist. Funding and training terrorists.
    Action: President Clinton fails to assassinate Bin Laden.(Which was an act of war committed on Afghanistan by firing a salvo of missiles from US warships.)
    Action: President Bush demands the Taliban hand over Bin Laden after 9/11 to avoid war. A peaceful solution.
    Taliban refuse to turn over terrorist Bin Laden. President Bush calls for invading the terrorist-accommodating nation of Afghanistan, removes the oppressive Taliban and hunts for Bin Laden in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
    3) Terrorists attack The WTC, two American embassies and one US Navy warship.
    Action: President Clinton does nothing.
    Action: President Bush announces to the world, any nation that aids or abets terrorists will have deadly consequences.
    4) Rwanda genocide and holocaust 1993-1994. Lt Gen Romeo Dallaire of UN mission in Rwanda asks President Clinton for help. About 5,000 US soldiers needed would avert a disaster (Jan. 1993)
    Action: President Clinton does nothing. President Clinton’s advisors ask how many people have been killed? Is it really genocide? Resulting in the 3rd worst human genocide in the history of the world. 800,000 Rwandan men, woman and children butchered alive with machetes.
    Action: President Bush can’t do anything, the death and destruction is over in less than a year in Rwanda. “Never again” was a popular statement after WWII holocaust.
    Note: The 2nd worst genocide took place during 1977 – 1980. President Carter did nothing while 2,000,000 Cambodians were tortured, murdered, suffocated and starved to death. Suffocated by plastic bags placed over their heads while the victim’s hands were tied. Bullets cost too much.
    In 1979 President Carter was busy planning the great ” bus ride” military mission into Iran to free the US hostages in Tehran.
    Ronald Regan when asked “What will he do if the hostages are not released if he becomes President. President Regan’s response “The Iranians will suffer grave consequences if I am elected President.”
    The hostages are released the day Ronald Regan is sworn in as President.
    5) Panama. President Noreiaga is labeled by President Clinton as a drug dealer.
    Action: President Clinton orders the US armed forces to invade and occupy the sovereign country of Panama. He uses the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines to arrest a high-level drug dealer. President Clinton has committed an act of war and occupied the sovereign country of Panama. Mission success.
    Action: President Bush no action needed. President Clinton has successfully arrested a drug peddler.
    6) The country of Haiti is on the brink of a revolution. President of Haiti gets ousted, looting and civil disobedience follows.
    Action: President Clinton orders US armed forces to invade and occupy Haiti. Order is some what restored. US armed forces are still caught in the quagmire of Haiti today. Two presidents have been elected in Haiti, but the occupation continues. Over 10 years of occupation. Longest occupation of a foreign country by US armed forces since Vietnam.
    Action: President Bush wants to follow the with drawl plan drafted by President Clinton. But he can’t find it. Maybe it is under the desk of the Oval office.
    7) Yugoslavia conflict, Kosavo War, Bosnia
    Action: President Clinton orders US armed forces to act as peacekeepers under UN command. UN peacekeepers do nothing while war crimes are committed in front of their eyes. Eventually someone inside the UN steps up and allows the UN to use force. Too little to late. About 200,000 civilians are killed in the conflict/civil war because the UN did nothing. This action brings an end to the war and genocide. The US armed forces under the guise of the UN have invaded and occupied four republics of Yugoslavia under President Clinton.
    Action: President Bush can’t do anything because he not Commander and Chief of armed forces during conflict.
    8) Yugoslavia and Slobodan Milošević.
    Action: President Clinton accuses Slobodan Milošević of war crimes and demands he be turned over to face charges. Slobodan Milošević ignores demands. President Clinton conducts bombing campaign targeting civilians and civilian targets. IE. Yugo factory, steel mills and hospitals. Also bombs Chinese embassy killing Chinese personal and which by international laws is an act of war against China. The country of Yugoslavia is bombed to kingdom come. Eventually the Yugoslavia military hands over Slobodan Milošević. Mission accomplished. Apology issued to the Chinese.
    Action: President Bush can’t do anything because he not Commander and Chief of armed forces during Yugoslavia war. In all fairness, during Gulf War II Chinese embassy is not bombed and civilian targets are avoided. President Bush uses ground forces instead of bombing the country to kingdom come. Sadam is eventually apprehended. Along with the other thugs that brutally ruled the country for 30 years.
    9) Somolia, people are starving and thugs are intercepting food shipments at various ports of entry. Humanitarian missions ask for UN military help.
    Action: President Clinton approves the use of US miltary forces under the guise of the UN. Instead of protecting food shipments to the starving people in the country, the military gets bogged down in Mogadishu. The thugs/terrorists use urban warfare to their advantage and chase the UN military out of Somolia. President Clinton becomes famous for his “cut and run” military strategy. Mission failed. Millions of people starve to death.
    Action: President Bush is not comandeer and chief of the US armed forces.


Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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