POSTED: 7 December 2004 - 8:30pm

Bush makes up new pseudo-uniform jacket

Bush salutes marines in new "Commander In Chief" outfit then takes the podium

What in the name of God is he wearing? Fort Pendelton and time for new duds. Is this the latest in "Brown Shirt" fashion? It just goes to show you what can go wrong when your the most powerful man on earth. Particularly when you are a right wing party hack making up a political uniforms with military implications in a smooth camel tone.

It's happened before. I'm old enough to remember to fear politician's in phoney military uniforms like the Nazis used to wear.

Official Nazi party jacket shown with and without belt and hat accessories

The only things missing from Bush's new threads is an obligatory armband emblazoned with the imperial US flag and an appropriate big hat. Don't worry the big hat is coming; just have to substitute the Nazi eagle with a US eagle and put US presidential seal between those oak leaf clusters. Bush note to self - "Keep sky blue piping."

Nazi cap and a poster of Bush from

cartoon by Ted Rall 11/25/2004

Bush meets with Pendleton Marines
From by the Associated Press 7 December 2004

(AP) President Bush, appearing before cheering U.S. forces Tuesday, declared that terrorists won't be able to control Iraq's destiny because "free people will never choose their own enslavement."

Bush said that as election day there approaches January 30, "we can expect further violence" but also said that the balloting must go forward.

A large crowd of Marines clad in tan-and-green camouflage uniforms bellowed "hoorah," as Bush, who donned a tan military-style jacket with epaulets, thanked U.S. forces. He said the bravery and sacrifice of the troops has made America safer.

"You see, the terrorists understand what is at stake," the president said. "They know they have no future in a free Iraq."

"They [terrorists/insurgents] know democracy will give Iraqis a stake in the future of their country," Bush said. "When Iraqis choose their leader in free elections, it will destroy the myth that the terrorists are fighting a foreign occupation and make clear that what the terrorists really are fighting is the will of the Iraqi people."

Bush addressed troops at a stadium at Camp Pendleton in southern California, which has experienced one of the largest casualty rates in Iraq.


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