I listened to Bush’s desperate speech Monday night and again, I am reminded as to what he does best: gain an undeserved position of authority via family connections or an unprecedented, politically motivated Supreme Court decision (see Dershowitz’s Supreme Injustice or Bugliosi’s The Betrayal of America) and then running whatever he is supposed to manage (e.g., this country’s economic, diplomatic, social and environmental well-being) right straight into the ground-and doing so for either personal or political gain, typically both.
Now he’s asking for another bailout, a $87 billion bailout.
He lied before the war: Where are Weapons of Mass Destruction?
He lied during the war: Who exactly is being liberated?
He is still lying: Iraq is not the battlefield between “international terrorism” and the forces of “freedom.” It’s an illegal invasion which is fast becoming an occupational quagmire.
Shouldn’t we all have enough sense by now to realize that whenever this man starts talking about sacrifice-especially after massive tax cuts (which mostly benefited the extreme wealthy) and only just returning from an extended vacation on his Texas ranch-you can bet your bottom dollar you’re being taken for another ride, at the expense of peace, needy social programs, health care, education, jobs and lives.
And when we’ve hit the absolute rock bottom-hopefully we will come to our senses in 2004 first-this man will walk away from all of this free and clear-as did Ken Lay-and I’ll guarantee you he’s still going to have his pension.