On March 24, 2004, President George Bush took the spotlight as a comedian.
Before the National Correspondents dinner he boosted jokes while showing slides.
One joke he repeated throughout the evening involved weapons of mass destruction
in Iraq. As he showed pictures of him looking under a desk he said "no weapons
of mass destruction there"
Eleven days after his stand-up show, Casey Sheehan was killed in Iraq. Now
his mother, Cindy, stands outside the Bush ranch in Crawford Texas waiting to
talk to him. Her question is simple - Why? She wants to know why we are fighting
a war in Iraq now that we know we were sent there on nothing but lies. She
demands to know why her son gave his life under the command of a President who
not only lied to Congress, but also lied to the entire war.
She has been there for five days now and the President refuses to speak to
her. She and many others continue their protest and the President continues
ignoring them. She is faced with being arrested tomorrow as a "threat to
national security" when the "threat" could be avoided by a talk from the
While President Bush was making jokes though, others won't laughing. As
matter of fact, the month after Bush made his jokes, we suffered the second
deadliest month in Iraq with 140 deaths. As mater of fact in the 11 days after
Bush's joking we suffered the loss of 31 of our brave soldiers, including Casey
Today I made a video clip of Bush's joking night in March of 2004 and how
serious the claims were in 2003. I am going to try to get it to Cindy for use on
her website. I hope you enjoy it. It may be slow as it is coming off my personal
server and I don't have the best of bandwidth, but it is only 1.5 megs.
The file is in windows media format. Please feel free to download and share it.