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“May the Force be with you.” This line, from the Star Wars series of films, has long resulted in various plays on words, and tongue-in-cheek advice to various officials. Herewith, I trot it out and aim it at Dubya.
The Senate, having shown that its Democratic ass is on just as backwards as that of the House, passed more or less the same money bill for the War in Iraq as did the house. Strings attached, the bill provides for limited continuation of the US effort there, said strings being a fixed, predetermined withdrawal date.
Let’s draw a parallel. Your team is playing in the Super Bowl. You share ownership in that team, with, say, 99 other
Senators owners. That team has a whole bunch of pretty savvy assistant coaches, trainers and various other hangers-on, to whom you guys pay Big Ugly Bucks. That team also has a BRILLIANT coach, one who took over in mid-season, led the previously mishandled team to a series of spectacular victories, and wound up today in the Ol’ Super Bowl! You don’t like this guy very much, in fact you DETEST him, but he’s a winner, so you pay HIM Big, Ugly Bucks. Finally, your players are the best, and you pay THEM Big Ugly Bucks, and give them the best possible equipment.