What Bush learned from reading Camus

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  1. GringoTex

    GringoTex Member

    Aug 22, 2001
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    http://kennebecjournal.mainetoday.com/news/local/3061299.shtml

    President Bush held private and at times emotional meetings Thursday with the families of five Maine soldiers who died in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the Pentagon.

    One anti-war widow said she used the opportunity to voice her objections to Bush's policies.

    "I said it's time to stop the bleeding," said Hildi Halley, whose husband, Army National Guard Capt. Patrick Damon, died June 15 in Afghanistan. "It's time to swallow our pride and find a solution."

    She said Bush responding by saying "there was no point in us having a philosophical discussion about the pros and cons of the war."
     
  2. Matt in the Hat

    Matt in the Hat Moderator
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    Sep 21, 2002
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    Doesn't this dumb whore know what staying the course means?
     
  3. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
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    I thought it was "adapt to win" now?

    :p
     
  4. PsychedelicCeltic

    PsychedelicCeltic New Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    San Francisco/London
    I like how she's a dumb whore for pointing out that this war is a complete abortion.
     
  5. Matt in the Hat

    Matt in the Hat Moderator
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    Sep 21, 2002
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    I like how your sarcasm detector needs a tune up
     
  6. Belgian guy

    Belgian guy Member+

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    Aug 19, 2002
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    If this war was an abortion, I'm fairly sure Bush would be opposed to it. ;)
     
  7. PsychedelicCeltic

    PsychedelicCeltic New Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    San Francisco/London
    I bet Bush got pissed when Meursault was hanged for killing an Arab.
     
  8. TheSlipperyOne

    TheSlipperyOne Member+

    Feb 29, 2000
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    Mission accomplished!
     
  9. uclacarlos

    uclacarlos Member+

    Aug 10, 2003
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    "too much rep... 24 hours"

    well-played
     
  10. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
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    And here I thought the President pulled out his trusty Gee-tar and strummed a song he wrote back at the ranch...

    Ol' Albert Camus ain't no Stranger to me,
    And for Nausea, I turn to Jean-Paul Sartree.
    I've known Being and Nothingness all of my days:
    I was born and bred on existential malaise...

    They all sang along, drank wine, and spent the evening discussing the benign indifference of the universe, the knowledge of which the president hopes will help our country deal with the results of his policies.
     
  11. YankHibee

    YankHibee Member+

    Mar 28, 2005
    indianapolis
    I think it was TDS, but maybe Colbert, that commented that Bush reading a book about a guy that kills a Middle Easterner on a whim and feels little shouldn't be that far fetched. Rep to the person that digs up a link.
     
  12. Chris M.

    Chris M. Member+

    Jan 18, 2002
    Chicago
    She said Bush responding by saying "there was no point in us having a philosophical discussion about the pros and cons of the war."

    That's a pretty cold response to a woman who lost her husband in Afghanistan.

    Would it be so hard to acknowledge her loss and tell her that he was doing what he deep down knows is the right thing (I know, it would be impolite to start laughing in her presence as he says this, but he's pretty damn folksy).

    I'm not convinced he gives a rats ass about any of the dead. Maybe he does, but I don't buy it. He probably is able to square the circle by simply convincing himself that they are in heaven now, which is a better place.
     
  13. DJPoopypants

    DJPoopypants New Member

    I doubt he thinks they are all in heaven. Considering his silver spoon background, I bet he feels that the military is cannonfodder. Or IEDfodder. They exist to keep him priviledged and away from any nastyness
     
  14. Seymour

    Seymour New Member

    Apr 15, 2002
    I apologize if this was adressed elsewhere, but what was the conventional wisdom about why the WH was claiming that Bush was reading the Stranger? Of all the bizzare things we have heard coming from the WH, that was has to be up there. I am genuinely confused on this one.
     

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