Get your fill of patriotic celebratory rituals over the July 4 weekend? Or maybe you’re kind of over it all, which would put you in just the right frame of mind to watch this rather irreverent little musical number conjured up by the Onion’s twisted humorists.
When President Bush took to the podium on July 4 to speak at a naturalization ceremony at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello home, there were some in the crowd besides those gathered to be sworn in as American citizens.
President Bush was referring to U.S. troops when he made a comparison to Revolutionary War fighters who resisted a foreign occupation, but he could just as easily have been referring to the Iraqi insurgents. He made the remark during a July 4th address to National Guard members and their families.