Monday, September 25, 2006

George, Comma, 2

Now remains Monday, 25 September 2006.

I wrote earlier today:

“Yesterday, on an interview on CNN, G.W. Bush described the [whatever] in Iraq as "just a comma in history".

More on this later, when I've recovered some balance.

Isn't W just sayin', "Your loved one died the only death they have to die, were cheated of all the life they might have had, so I could write a Comma in History"?”

Your dead son and/or daughter, is just an ampersand in the History of George.

Your dead spouse, is just a hyphen in the History of W.

The dead love of your life, is just what’s contained between the [ ] of the History of Bush.

Let’s recall the words of Joseph Nye Welch, at the 1954 Army-McCarthy hearings.

“Until this moment, Senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness …”

“Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last?”

"Have you left no sense of decency?”

It gives your author no pleasure to write words such as this, only a deep and abiding sense of shame, that a fellow human being can reduce the deaths and sufferings of many hundreds of thousands of human beings to a metaphor of punctuation.

How many millions of Africans dead in the slavery trade?

How many millions of First Americans dead in the conquest and pacification of the Americas?

How many Jews slaughtered in the Holocaust?

Shall I compare thee to ... an !, a #, an *, a $, an _________ ?


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