It's been over 48 hours since peace activist Nick Berg was euthanized by the Al Qaeda Parcheesi Team, and Bush has yet to apologize. I guess I shouldn't hold my breath - this administration refuses to be held accountable for anything. But one would think that the leader of the free world, although unelected, would step up to the plate and take responsibility for his crimes.
After all, it was this illegal war of Dumbya's that caused that young man his life. Nick Berg was just an innocent guy who wanted to help the poor, impoverished Iraqi people build TV antennas so they could watch Sex in The City. Then suddenly, out of the clear blue, Bush INVADES and ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE! The once peaceful, utopian Iraq turned in a chaotic warzone, and Berg was caught up in the violence. The next thing he knew, he was sitting in an Iraqi jail where he was forced to keep his head attached to his body for several weeks. The FBI came by to gloat, but other than that, Berg was alone...a stranger in a strange land who couldn't fully grok the level of Bush's treachery.
Back home, Berg's family worked diligently for their son's freedom. It was only after asking the coalition to release him that he was finally released - or rather, tossed out into the whirlwind of hatred and anarchy that Bush had created.
Thankfully, some nice fellows from the Al Qaeda Parcheesi Team took him in, and they spent the next month playing parcheesi and pounding brewskis. A deep friendship developed, especially between Berg and the roguish Jordanian "Robin Hood", Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
Then one day, as Berg's friends were arranging for him to be returned to the States, the TV began flashing images of the brutal torture and humiliation that Iraqi detainees faced at the hands of Donald Rumsfeld (who has yet to resign). Al-Zarqawi and the rest of the Al-Qaeda Parcheesi team were understandably outraged. In a moment of anger, they videotaped themselves reading a long statement blaming Bush, then pushed Berg to the floor and carefully sawed off his head - starting from the back of the neck to prolong his screams.
And yet, Dumbya still roams free. John Kerry and Wesley Clark have both weighed in, issuing statements condemning Cheney for his 19 draft deferrements during Vietnam. Bush should take a lesson from those two heros on how to grasp the cusp of an issue, rather than avoid it like a plague of flesh-eating cicadas.