Monday, June 09, 2008

Bush's Sand Pedestal

While sniffing his Rovian glue and.... "Citing History, Bush Suggests His Policies Will One Day Be Vindicated." (WaPo)

The Decider, a legend in his own mind, has been trying to spit-polish his dismal approval-ratings and legacy by comparing his record on Iraq, terrorism, trade and other misfires to other presidents who were unpopular in their time.... Harry S. Truman, William McKinley, Franklin D. Roosevelt and honest Abe.

But, while Bush envisions "a distant future in which Iraq is a tranquil democracy, Palestinians live peaceably alongside Israelis and terrorism is a tactic of the past," historians have reached far different conclusions.

"In an informal survey of scholars this spring, just two out of 109 historians said Bush would be judged a success; a majority deemed him the 'worst president ever.' "

Still, his laughable comparisons are his only irrefutable arguments as he leaves the Oval Office in a flurry of legacy-retooling response to Bob Woodward's question on how history would judge him, The Decider said..."We don't know. We'll all be dead."

What Bush has failed to grasp, however, is that the dead can speak from the grave....

Not just the graves of the thousands of soldiers and hundreds of thousands of victims of the Iraq war, but the grave of the hopes of so many Americans who looked to the Bush administration for justice and fair stewardship only to find they were buried under Bush-administration-facilitated corporate favoritism and greed.

Instead of trying to reframe his legacy with bogus comparisons, The Decider should just heed his own twisted logic.... "If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure." He didn't succeed.....

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