Wednesday, August 16, 2006
President Bush is perhaps the most self-absorbed, arrogant, delusional and dangerous president in American history. His foreign policy strategies and actions will be a poly-sci case study for students for years to come. With Iraq in particular, he invaded a sovereign nation on flawed/manipulated/manufactured evidence and intelligence; toppled its leader in a campaign pompously billed as "shock and awe;" turned the country into a chaotic mess on the brink of full-scale civil war; causes over 100 Iraqis per day to be killed in mounting sectarian violence; and then has the supreme audacity to be angry that the Iraqi people aren't somehow happy and excited about all the good that he's done for them. The Iraqis, he believes, are unappreciative. His arrogance clearly knows no bounds.
Bush held a private Pentagon lunch Tuesday for his war cabinet and outside experts whose collective brains he attempted to pick for advice and assessments of the current state of affairs in Iraq. The president clearly is frustrated with the level of progress there, and hinted that Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki may be ineffective in getting the new Democracy to its next stages.
One anonymous person in attendance, according to the NY Times, said Bush appeared frustrated that Iraqis showed little appreciation over the sacrifices the United States had made in Iraq, and was surprised that a recent anti-America demonstration in Baghdad in support of Hezbollah drew such a large crowd. "I do think he was frustrated about why 10,000 Shiites would go into the streets and demonstrate against the United States."
Can you believe that? Bush turns Iraq on its head, hemorrhaging blood down its streets over WMD and al Qaeda connections that never existed, and he can't understand why they'd be angry with us? And therein, folks, lies the central problem with the Busheviks' foreign policy: it's created by a delusional and dangerous fool.