Thursday, December 04, 2008

Bush 2.0

So our most grotesquely failed president has decided to re-invent himself. In an interview with Charlie Gibson, and in a self-serving blatherfest with his sister, he gave us these gems:

"I think I was unprepared for war..."

Really? That's surprising, given that you talked about invading Iraq as GOVERNOR OF TEXAS in 1999? Given that the cronies that made up this war out of whole cloth published their stupidity in 1998 ? (see the Project for the New American Century)

"The biggest regret of all the presidency has to have been the intelligence failure in Iraq...a lot of leaders of nations around the world were all looking at the same intelligence."


Hmm, you mean the "intelligence" that your administration manufactured and misrepresented? That several countries told you was bullshit? You mean that "intelligence?"

"You know, I'm the president during this period of time, but I think when the history of this period is written, people will realize a lot of the decisions that were made on Wall Street took place over a decade or so, before I arrived in president"

You know, the Clinton years, our long national nightmare of peace and prosperity...The buck stops over there somewhere.

"And when people review the history of this administration, people will say that this administration tried hard to get a regulator."

WHAT??? YOU, wanted regulation? And now I suppose the pope now officiates at gay abortionist weddings????

"I'd like to be a president [known] as somebody who liberated 50 million people and helped achieve peace"--

You "liberated" people into death and chaos, and brought about a hellish cataclysm. And peace? We'll be waiting on that one for a while.

The grand question is...

Is this man the boy in the bubble? Does he really BELIEVE any of this nonsense?

Back in 1998, when the neocon cabal recruited him, he was "tutored" in foreign policy by the PNAC crowd, they considered him to be a blank slate. Bob Woodward paints him as a simple man, a Chance the Gardener character, who sees his little ugly war as the story of how many of "them" we killed.

Venal or clueless? Both, probably. The act may have worked in Austin but it will be remembered as one of our greatest national tragedies.

3 comments:

jimbow8 said...

You truncated off the "best" part of the 3rd answer (when he tries to blame Wall Street):

"...people will realize a lot of the decisions that were made on Wall Street took place over a decade or so, before I arrived in President, during I arrived in President."*

Take your grammatical stupidity and get the hell out of here already, Mr. Lame Duck.

*http://abcnews.go.com/WN/Politics/story?id=6356046&page=1

drmagoo said...

I saw parts of that interview on The Daily Show and my head almost imploded. Wow, he's a fucking idiot.

Lula O said...

The slate is definitely still blank.