The curtain call of the Bush administration revealed the actor had learned nothing from his prior acting performances and continued making the same mistakes of arrogance and ignorance. In response to reporter questions about the economy, the president could only note: “I inherited a recession. I’m ending on a recession, in the meantime there were 52 months of uninterrupted job growth.” Yes, a terrific 52 months during which time the national debt doubled from $5 trillion to $10 trillion and a national Ponzi scheme of illusionary wealth was created. He admitted to disappointment in not finding non-existent WMD, but insisted the decision to invade Iraq had brought peace to the Middle East. On which planet is this man living to claim conditions today are in better shape for peace than in 2001!!
He defended his policies of torture(oops, waterboarding and other such interrogation procedures are just normal ways of talking with people)by emphasizing that terrorism had declined in the world under his watch. Let’s see, the Taliban were defeated in Afghanistan in 2001 and now control areas of Afghanistan as well as in Pakistan. Due to actions of terrorists, Pakistan has become engaged in a conflict with India. Over five million have died in the Congo, but apparently since they are not Americans it is of no importance to Bush.
As always, George Bush does not make “mistakes” although he admits to “disappointments.” Among his most amazing comments at the press conference was insisting his people did a wonderful job dealing with Hurricane Katrina. In all fairness to the man who never met a mistake he mistook for success, he did acknowledge perhaps his greatest error was using the expression, “bring em on.”
I suspect the American people simply want to “bring em far far away.”