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Mass murderer Bush praised for “protecting life”

This is one of the most repellent bits of circle-jerking I’ve ever seen:

Rick Perry to Bush: ‘There is no way to tell how many lives were protected by your fearless pro-life efforts.’

Yesterday, the Prestonwood Baptist Church held a “Friends for Life” fundraiser benefiting the Prestonwood’s Pregnancy Center. The guest of honor was former President Bush, with 10-person tables going for as much as $2,500. A consultant for the pregnancy center explained the decision to honor Bush: “The fact that he was the most pro-life president since Ronald Reagan is very significant.” Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and Gov. Rick Perry – who are locked in a heated battle for the state’s Republican gubernatorial nod – both attended the event, which was closed to the media. Hutchison did not speak at the event, but Perry did, praising all the “lives” Bush “protected” while in office:

According to an outline of his remarks provided before the benefit, Perry said, “I feel like I am in the garrison of an army that has devoted itself to the defense of the unborn.”

His remarks also thanked Bush. “There is no way to tell how many lives were protected by your fearless pro-life efforts,” Perry’s speech said. </em>

The illegal wars of choice that George Bush demanded have resulted in the mass murder of more than a million Iraqi’s and Afghans. Hell, just for his days as the death penalty Governor of Texas is enough to make a mockery of theocrat Perry’s spew of nonsense.

The day George Bush can be called “pro life” is when we kill him and compost his stinking remains in a potato patch. Maybe something could grow from his guts…but I doubt it.


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