Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Bush is the biggest liar and murderer of all USA presidents

I watched one of the biggest liars and murderes in the world for his 47th and final press conference. I wish I was there and my not-so-original-crocs could be handy for a throw into his mouth.

Looking back on his eight years in office, Bush offered his version of his legacy, a version he hopes history will second...
"Sometimes you misunderestimated me..."
Despite historically low approval ratings, no one can accuse George Bush of underestimating himself:
"Thank you for giving me the chance to defend a record that I'm going to continue to defend, because I think it's a good, strong record."
The war in Iraq will be ground zero of Bush's legacy, and he admits mistakes were made fighting it:
"Clearly putting a 'mission accomplished' on an aircraft carrier was a mistake. It sent the wrong message"
The President also admitted the tanking economy made him tank on a core belief:
"I readily concede I chucked aside some of my free-market principles when I was told by chief economic advisers that the situation we were facing could be worse than the Great Depression"
But he offered no apology for how he handled hurricane Katrina:
"Don't tell me the Federal response was slow when there was 30,000 people pulled off roofs right after the storm passed! "
Looking ahead, Bush has this prediction for the President-elect:
"He'll get in the Oval Office and there'll be a lot of people that are real critical and harsh. And he'll be real disappointed at times by their tone and rhetoric."
And this prediction for himself:
"I just can't envision myself, sitting with a big straw hat and Hawaiian shirt, sitting on some beach." (laughs)
A week from tomorrow, George Bush will leave the White House and his legacy will be in the hands of historians. They will not all be as kind to him as he is to himself. Elected with a promise to "unite, not divide" office, he kept us divided--in large part by attempting to create a new democracy in Iraq. George Bush may not be the worst president we've ever had, but he's certainly not one of the best.
I'm Andy Hiller and that's my instinct.

From Gulf News:
Bush lied, and that's the truth

George W. Bush sent more US troops into war than most others, and as he reviews his period in office he is finally ready to admit some mistakes. At his last press conference this week, he admitted that the 'mission accomplished' banner as a background to his speech on an aircraft carrier in 2003 was a mistake. He also admitted that to justify the invasion of Iraq with non-existent weapons of mass destruction was another mistake.
He misses the point. Errors can happen, and they can be huge. But what was profoundly wrong throughout Bush's presidency was the whole principle of using military power to enforce his minority policy on the world. The (now invisible) neo-conservatives called it pre-emptive regime change, hoping that the jargon would make it sound better.
Bush's faults lie in seeking to impose his ideas, regardless of reality, on the whole world. He took the world's totally natural and justified sympathy for the United States in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, and perverted this sympathy into the crudest form of alliance, memorably threatening any government by saying, "You are either with us or with the terrorists". This is no way to try to lead the human race, and it has been rejected.

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