War Criminal to Receive Liberty Medal on Armistice Day

George W Bush, Starter of Two Wars, Will Receive Liberty Medal on Armistice Day

The Bushes will receive the award on November 11, Veterans Day, which in Europe is known as Armistice Day. This year's Armistice Day is a very special anniversary, because it will have been exactly 100 years since the armistice that ended the First World War on the Western Front on November 11, 1918.

It's especially ironic, then, that Bush should be given a medal that typically goes to people who end conflicts or who fight for peace, such as Nelson Mandela and Malala Yousafzai, or overcome prejudice, such as Sandra Day O'Connor, John Lewis and Thurgood Marshall, on a day commemorating the end of what was once called "The War to End All Wars," when Bush's most notorious legacies are two colossal wars in the Middle East and the enormous expansion of the surveillance state in the US.

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The USA PATRIOT Act shredded the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution, which protects citizens against unreasonable searches and seizures, by making large scale illegal wiretapping commonplace and creating conditions under which civil liberties for the vast majority of Americans have become extremely precarious. Bush also presided over the creation of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency now at the forefront of the growing crisis with the treatment of immigrants and refugees coming from Central and South America, as well as people who have lived in the US for generations.
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In perhaps one of the strangest ironies, former Vice President Joe Biden, who served under Democratic President Barack Obama — who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize only months after taking office basically as a reward for not being Bush — will be delivering to the Bushes their medals on Sunday.

Torture, renditions, illegal spying, drones murdering innocent civilians,Iraq, Libya and Syria destroyed and genocide in Yemen are the results of the Bush administration. Over 1 million people are dead because of the war of terror that this country is inflicting on the Middle East and elsewhere and Bush is going to get a gawd damned medal for it.

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so this is just another pro forma ass kissing.

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Pricknick's picture

my bladder can make it.
So many places to "mark" before I die.
A tombstone of this man makes me believe in living forever.

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Regardless of the path in life I chose, I realize it's always forward, never straight.

@Pricknick Or borrow one. Good doggy.

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...somebody needs to get to that infernal ceremony with a drive-in-movie-grade film projector, and cover the whole stage with THIS:

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“The enemy wasn't men, or women, or the old, or even the dead. It was just bleedin' stupid people, who came in all varieties. And no one had the right to be stupid.”

― Terry Pratchett, Monstrous Regiment

In perhaps one of the strangest ironies, former Vice President Joe Biden, who served under Democratic President Barack Obama — who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize only months after taking office basically as a reward for not being Bush — will be delivering to the Bushes their medals on Sunday.

No shame.

Oh, and this reminds me: maybe Jimmy D or some other smart comedian should start a schtick playing on that other comedian that did the "You might be a redneck..." thing, with "You might be a neoliberal...". The material sources are as endless as the redneck ones for sure.

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@peachcreek

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@peachcreek @peachcreek Oh look, I was wrong. Somebody in the mainstream press did note the irony. Hallelujah.

Go Reuters! No wonder the security state was putting you under surveillance a while back.

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The issue is patriotism. You've got to get back to your planet and stop the Commies. All it takes is a few good men.
--Q

Keep pushing the door open. Light the corners till the melt.
--Magiamma

Morire de cara sol.
--Jose Marti

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we are living in 1984 in perpetuity.

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"If there is not justice for the people, let there be no peace for the government." Emiliano Zapata

@Raggedy Ann Almost there.

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Alphalop's picture

They have completely undermined the gravitas and intent behind the peace prize and now this.

How gross our masters are, that they would pervert even this.

Looks like the, "everybody gets a trophy" movement really does cover all juvenile activities.

And nobody is more juvenile than our elected officials.

Hmm. Now I wish I was rich enough to fund a study, have a group of middle schoolers vote on all the things congress votes for and see how they differ.

I cant help but think they would make better decisions/votes than our representatives...

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"I used to vote Republican & Democrat, I also used to shit my pants. Eventually I got smart enough to stop doing both things." -Me

Lookout's picture

It is a Mad, Mad World...
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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

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@Lookout

Seemed like we went from one outrageous thing to another during his tenure. No wonder so many of us fell for the busllshit Obama sold us. And look. We're doing the same damn thing again with Trump. Almost seems deliberate doesn't it? Keep us distracted while they sell the country out from under us.

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Lookout's picture

@snoopydawg

blew my mind. Still does. Learning that Saddam was selling his oil in euros and effected the exchange rate from something like 0.85 to 1.15 dollar/euro explained much.

The EU is working on a by pass to the SWIFT system to trade euros for Iranian oil.

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

divineorder's picture

...

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A truth of the nuclear age/climate change: we can no longer have endless war and survive on this planet. Oh sh*t.

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apparently for being a big donor.

It's so shocking that it's hilarious.

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"Obama promised transparency, but Assange is the one who brought it."

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@dervish

So is Orrin, Elvis and Babe Ruth.

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The fact that it's likely being reported unironically in the mainstream press goes interestingly with Democrats believing so fervently in that same mainstream press.

Of course, maybe the mainstream press will register the irony of it. Maybe monkeys will fly out of my ass and fly me to the moon, too.

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The issue is patriotism. You've got to get back to your planet and stop the Commies. All it takes is a few good men.
--Q

Keep pushing the door open. Light the corners till the melt.
--Magiamma

Morire de cara sol.
--Jose Marti

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@Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal

Don't forget to write.

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Daenerys's picture

(nt)

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This shit is bananas.

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Irony is dead.

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I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are. - Bill Hicks

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

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One woman tried to get inside and tell Georgie that he is a war criminal.

Their commitment to veterans. Yeah right. I'm betting that this was happening when Bush was president.

Senators seek answers for military families living in decrepit houses with mice and mold infestations

Housing for military families has been outsourced to private companies and if they are living in decrepit houses they have no recourse to make companies fix their homes. They have no rights like we would such as withholding rent payments. But congress has finally written a letter asking for answers. Asking for answers not raising hell and making them fix the damn problems!

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We are going to need a lot of shoes.

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Soldier: What? Ridden on a horse?
King Arthur: Yes!
Soldier: You're using coconuts!
King Arthur: What?
Soldier: You've got two empty halves of a coconut and you're bangin' 'em together.

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@zoebear +10000

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The issue is patriotism. You've got to get back to your planet and stop the Commies. All it takes is a few good men.
--Q

Keep pushing the door open. Light the corners till the melt.
--Magiamma

Morire de cara sol.
--Jose Marti

Mark from Queens's picture

@zoebear
is straining itself revved up beyond overdrive.

Biden up there no doubt all smiles and guffaws and back-slapping, recruited by The Empire to present a medal to George Fucking Bush. My head is short-circuiting.

Aren't there just too many example lately of this kind of blatant, brazen, in-your-face, "You thought you lived in a democracy? Ha! Suck it up, peon. This is the way it's been and always will be. Now go and bow down in thanks that you're about to get some crumbs from our palatial table."

And yes, CStMS, where are those in the media who haven't been indoctrinated to point out the fucking obvious irony? And what about those who have a shred of temerity left to express a deep sense of indignation and arrive at the unavoidable shattering epiphany of what it really means - which is that the whole Duopoly is a charade and that these puppets we're conditioned into thinking work for the public are part of a quaint myth we've been brainwashed into thinking is our salvation - and that we're really on our own?

The tin soldiers and Nixon have already come.

"We're finally on our own." Then, as Neil wrote, and now, as it hasn't changed. Or more probably has never been anything but that stark and cold reality.

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THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED
FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD
WAS MUSIC"

- Kurt Vonnegut

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@Mark from Queens

What this award actually means to Georgie boy.

God, there's a political pretense waiting to be satirized, eh? We could write a scathingly wry piece where we hand out oxymoronic awards to all kinds of people meaning the opposite of what they are.

Gallows humor they call it, right?

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Soldier: What? Ridden on a horse?
King Arthur: Yes!
Soldier: You're using coconuts!
King Arthur: What?
Soldier: You've got two empty halves of a coconut and you're bangin' 'em together.

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@Mark from Queens Eurasia is our ally, Mark. We've always been at war with Eastasia.

Didn't you know George W. Bush is our friend?

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The issue is patriotism. You've got to get back to your planet and stop the Commies. All it takes is a few good men.
--Q

Keep pushing the door open. Light the corners till the melt.
--Magiamma

Morire de cara sol.
--Jose Marti