Hi readers. Thanks for coming by for a read. Apologies in advance to those of you who never saw or read Deliverance.
One of the problems that comes from ten generations of intermarried first cousins running the country is they all begin to think it’s about Dueling Banjos. They start believing it’s perfectly natural Bobby’s over there squealing like a pig. Nobody wants to rock the canoe.
But at the moment the reason Bobby’s over there in the White House squealing like a pig is that Saudi Arabia and their cousins in Israel are pressuring the hell out of him to bomb their other cousins in Syria. Same as they’re doing over there in Congress where they understand all about squealing like pigs for the White House, Israel, Saudi Arabia, anyone with the money to buy a quickie.
It’s all become a habit. Nobody 75 years ago would have dreamed there’d come a time when the President of the US could believe he could bomb the bejesus out of anyone he wanted to anytime he wanted to without anyone raising an eyebrow. Nobody would have believed US Presidents could take the country into a series of endless wars without consulting Congress. Nobody would have believed any president could believe he could do it and get by with it.
But that all changed with a lot of other things. And now we’ve got a guy in the White House hysterical because he wants to give a war and nobody’s willing to come. Standing on one leg, then the other saying he’s going to get permission from Congress, then saying he doesn’t have to. Saying he’s the only one needs to pick the tune for all of us.
And all those hydrocephalic banjo players over in Congress listening to Israel lobbyists handing them nice stuff under the table, Saudi Arabian lobbyists giving them free trips to Tahiti and porn stars in their hotel rooms to help them remember where their loyalty belongs.
Meanwhile, the world’s died laughing and decided they’ve had enough of US Presidents and their big-headed advisors telling them who needs the bejesus bombed out of them. Which puts Bobby into a hell of a fix.
Bobby knows if he doesn’t do what Israel and Saudi Arabia tell him to do, he’s got a Vice President who will. He knows he can be LBJed same as Kennedy was. LBJed and J. Edgar Hoovered by one of the packs of goons and snipers he’s helped put into place on all the rooftops. He never figured he’d be the one in the crosshairs he helped create.
It’s no wonder he’s squealing like a pig.