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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Bush Recap

As the last days of the Bush administration grind to a long overdue and tedious end it behooves us to recap the timeline of chaotic events which led us to this fateful week.

An interesting overview of the Bush Years:
The Farewell Chronicles at The Daily Beast

Israel secretly requests weapons, refueling equipment, and permission to fly over Iraqi airspace in order to target suspected enrichment and weapons sites in Iran. Contrary to official rhetoric towards those ends, the administration says "Hell No!":
U.S. Rejected Aid for Israeli Raid on Iranian Nuclear Site at The New York Times

With unemployment at a 30 year high, health care costs rocketing beyond the means of many, and employer provided benefits for the working class reduced, Bush is now concerned about health care for those who are "not his base"?
Expansion of Clinics Shapes Bush Legacy a NYT piece via The NC Reflector

Could it be that, at long last, a bit of introspection and logic has permeated this lame duck presidency and is this an overly tardy concern for their legacy, have they simply grown less callow or, like a stopped clock twice a day, the odds were that something had to eventually go right in this dysfunctional administration?

5 Comments:

Blogger LauraHinNJ said...

Introspection? Logic?

Have you gone soft?

;-)

Sun Jan 11, 11:12:00 PM  
Blogger Dr. Know said...

I'm probably suffering from post-disaster euphoria which results from more or less surviving a horrific train wreck.

Mon Jan 12, 06:29:00 AM  
Blogger The Preacherman said...

If you think Bush was bad - and he was - you should try living over here in the UK.

Only a revolution can save us and they don't happen in the UK. Sadly.

Ta for letting me know what a smudge pot was.

Thu Jan 15, 04:46:00 PM  
Blogger Fran said...

The Bush legacy is written in blood.

There will be no fond memories of him.
He deserves to spend the rest of his days in jail for war crimes.

Wed Jan 21, 11:55:00 AM  
Blogger Dr. Know said...

I'm not going to excuse Bush here, but you have to admit that G.W.Bush was mostly along for the ride because of his last name - he wasn't intelligent enough for much else. The real evil behind Bush were the remnants of the Nixon administration - Cheney, Rumsfeld, et al. - the PNAC, and legions of power mad MIC profiteers, bankers, and corporate shills.

The dreams of unlimited executive power and global domination were never allowed to reach full fruition under Nixon and they've been plotting a comeback ever since. Which is probably the best argument I've heard as to why they should be prosecuted - determent.

To paraphrase, every once in a while you have to kick the shit out of some third world country just to prove who's boss. They've just been rendered tantamount to that speculative third world nation.

Begin Kicking.

Wed Jan 21, 01:50:00 PM  

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