Tuesday, August 22, 2006
He bobbed, bounced and chortled, flailed his arms, shouted, pleaded, whined, was stubborn, constantly repeated himself, made ridiculous statements, and acted fidgety and restless as if he just downed five straight fruit juice boxes. No, this wasn't some petulant 5-year-old we're talking about. It was President Bush, as he bizarrely addressed reporters Monday in a marathon press conference that offered up nothing but the same old incendiary rhetoric and weapons of mass deception.
So, what's a blubbering president to do when his vanity project in Iraq continues to look like the worst military blunder in the nation's history, with thousands of people dying each month with no end in sight, and the country engulfed in a full-scale civil war? Why, tell everyone that everything's going just great, that's all, and then suggest that anyone who doesn't support this bloody debacle is a terrorist-sympathizer who's "emboldening al Qaeda types," as VP Cheney maniacally asserted last week. And throughout this charade, act a little kooky and say some really strange things over, and over and over again. How about telling reporters that you are often "happy" with the way things are in Iraq? How about announcing to the world that the U.S. will not be pulling troops out "so long as I'm president." Mention the phrase "before the job is done" about a hundred times. And if that's not enough, when a reporter asks 'what did Iraq have to do with 9/11', quickly reply "nothing," and then pretend that no member of the Royal Order of the Bushevik Monarchy has ever suggested that Saddam was responsible for the NY and DC attacks that fateful day in 2001.
It was easy to surmise from the press conference that this president is in way over his head, has been from day-one, and aside from being a colossal embarrassment to America and throughout the world, he's a dangerous human being. I cringe at the mere sight of him and as he opens his lips to speak. No wonder the world hates us right now.