Wednesday, October 17, 2007

This Hurts My Brain

Possible alternate title: Big Hitter, the Lama

Today, Dubya gave the Dalai Lama the Congressional Medal of Honor for his peaceful, forty-eight-year pursuit of Tibetan autonomy.

In 1959 the Chinese invaded Tibet, sending the Dalai Lama and his followers into exile, and the Tibetans have conducted their business from Dharamsala, India ever since. They haven't taken up arms, they haven't attacked anyone. But there's Dubya--a man who couldn't restrict himself to hunting down the terrorists responsible for 9/11, who had to start an unprovoked war of aggression with an unrelated country before he even finished the first campaign--bestowing an honor on a man who is, to put it simply, superior to him in every sense of the word.

I'm glad Dubya recognizes a worthy man when he sees one. I wish he could also recognize an unworthy man when he looks in the mirror. This is like Carrot Top handing out the Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement to Al Pacino.

4 comments:

M.Filly said...

I just can't seem to find the words to express how wrong this image is. I'm not sure Dubya is worthy to be in the same room with him. I think GWB needs to be on his knees, perhaps with some manner of tithe offering, and maybe even begging for forgiveness for the MASSIVE error of his ways.

dchmielewski said...

Hey, if Bill Murray can play golf with the Dalai Lama, who is to say that Dubya can't pump his fist a little bit ;-)

M.Filly said...

Yeah, but Bill Murray rocks.

Nik said...

This is a Cinderella story...

smirk