Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bush blows it again

The Ghailani verdict proves that GW Bush was a bungling idiot who followed Cheney's lead, which led to us being unable to use evidence against a terrorist. Had this been done right from the start, we would have gotten more convictions on this guy. Instead we had a bunch of people who thought they were above the law--that they could torture people and get away with it. Oh, wait, they did. But now we have to pay the price.

Rule of law, folks.

in reference to:

"there was a lag of over six years between Ghailani’s apprehension and his trial—that resulted from a political decision. During that time, two key witnesses for the government died, undermining their case. So it’s clear this case was not handled in the best or most efficient way, but the blame for that rests with the Bush team and not their successors."
- The Verdict on Ghailani—By Scott Horton (Harper's Magazine) (view on Google Sidewiki)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Talk about your takedowns

Like a slow-motion car wreck, I just can't take my eyes off the fabulous take-downs of GW Bush that have been scorching the presses since Decision Points came out. This piece, though, really hits the dry drunk on the nose.

His obliviousness to the contradictions in his own logic--if one can really call it that--make me want to scream in his face, but what could I scream that he would understand? He wouldn't get it if you branded it on his ass.

Maybe that's the ultimate insult from this man. You could make him read this critique and he would just sit there with a blank stare, not really understanding any of it. It's like trying to be mad at a retarded child.

in reference to:

"His paramount distress over Iraq is not over the loss of life, civilian and military, but how that banner proclaiming "Mission Accomplished" on the aircraft carrier came to make him look naive and vainglorious. He reveals his shallowness and vapidity with these reflections in the most crystalline of clarity, and hasn't a notion he is doing so."
- Matthew Norman: How did this wastrel ever find his way to the White House? - Matthew Norman, Commentators - The Independent (view on Google Sidewiki)

Monday, November 08, 2010

Bush Wrote a Book!

I've been sickened by Bush for years now, and here he is again to put me off food for weeks. First he admits to committing a war crime ("Damn right") when ordering waterboarding. Then he calls Scooter Libby a loyal American (outing CIA agents used to be called treason). And now he says, hey, Olmert wanted me to bomb Syria but I said no. Small favors.

So, I'd been thinking of ways to encourage people to deal with Bush's book, and today I stumbled on Bill's Cheers and Jeers, which hits the nail on the head.

A Brief Publisher's Message
Dear Reader,
Tomorrow, November 9, 2010, we are officially releasing former president George W. Bush's new book, Decision Points, and we would like to make the following request:
> Please do not take copies off the shelf, open them to a random page, insert a quantity of spit, nasal discharge or chewing gum, slam them shut and put them back on the shelf.
> Please do not draw horns on Mr. Bush's head---be they a ram's, a goat's or Satan's. Please also no forked tails or thought-bubbles that say "Heckuva Job."
> Please do not throw the book to the ground and stomp on it while yelling, "You suck!"
> Please do not knock over the bookcase on which Decision Points is displayed, as this could result in a domino effect on the other bookcases and cause damage and/or injury to other customers.
> Please do not attempt to move copies of the book from the Non-fiction section of the store to the Humor or Fantasy sections.
> Please do not whip out a Sharpie and add "Awesome book---if properly shredded" to the list of testimonial blurbs on the back cover.
We know you're upset at how badly he screwed you over, but please: let's be civil.
Thank you,
Your Friends at Crown Publishing
P.S. Democrats, this letter applies to you, too.