Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Buck Does Not Stop Anywhere Near George W. Bush

I think that the W in George W. Bush stands for wimp and weasel. Come on George, the least you can do is be a man and admit that you screwed up.

"The biggest regret of all the presidency has to have been the intelligence failure in Iraq. A lot of people put their reputations on the line and said the weapons of mass destruction is a reason to remove Saddam Hussein. It wasn't just people in my administration; a lot of members in Congress, prior to my arrival in Washington D.C., during the debate on Iraq, a lot of leaders of nations around the world were all looking at the same intelligence. And, you know, that's not a do-over, but I wish the intelligence had been different, I guess." George W. Bush

Yes George, I wish the intelligence had been different too, and by that I mean your intelligence. A smarter man would not have dismissed the actual intelligence which said that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and that Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11.

Not only is Bush one of the most immoral men on the planet, he is also not really a man. A real man would face reality and tell the truth. Not Bush, however. He still is in his own little fantasy world, and he is still telling lies.

From Bush: My Biggest Regret Was Failure Of Iraq Intelligence by Greg Sargent:

Of course, Bush made the decision to overlook all the good intel -- not to mention the claims of those poor forgotten inspectors -- saying that Saddam wasn't really a threat at all, or certainly not one requiring the response Bush himself ordered.

One overlooked thing about this is that not only Bush, but many supporters of the war -- Dems and liberal hawks included -- also have a vested interest in pretending that the good intel never existed and those inspectors never said what they said. Those inconvenient historical facts reflect rather badly on them, too. With so many opinion-makers having vested interests of their own in telling the story this way, history has been tidily rewritten, and Bush is able to make this claim without a peep of objection from his big-time network interviewer.
From Bush Goes Out Dodging by Matthew Yglesias:
It’s stunning that the President is still trying to mislead people about this rather than taking responsibility for his actions. French President Jacques Chirac didn’t feel compelled “looking at the same intelligence” to invade Iraq. Neither did German Chancellor Gerhard Schroder or the leaders of any number of other countries. No intelligence received by the White House ever justified the more extreme claims made by members of the administration, and some of the pre-war intelligence (that from the State Department INR Bureau, for example) was spot-on. The administration deliberately went out of its way to re-write intelligence reports as less ambiguous than they really were — compare the classified and unclassified version of the National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq — and to ignore reports that didn’t match the administration position.

Last, at the actual moment during which Bush pulled the trigger on war, inspectors were on the ground in Iraq. Hans Blix and Mohmmaed ElBarradei were in an excellent position to improve our knowledge of Iraqi WMD activities. And both Blix and ElBarradei were saying that there were no weapons stockpiles and no active WMD programs. There were busy asking the United States to hand over whatever contrary intelligence we had so that they could check it out. But instead of listening, Bush plunged the country into a disastrous war. It wasn’t a decision he made alone, but it was his decision; not something “the intelligence” made him do.
Bush behaves like a little child, a bad little child who is also a bully and a liar. If only he had been given some adult supervision over the last eight years.

Let’s hope that such a weak, pathetic, immoral creature like Bush never becomes president again.

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