Monday, April 15, 2013

With No Due Regrets

Get ready for yet another spate of horrific George W. Bush memorabilia. The fawning courtiers of the national media, along with every fawning living president, will soon be descending upon Texas to witness the dedication of his lieberry. (that's how we pronounced it during my Long-goyland childhood, arright?)

To get you all fired up and ready to go for the grandiose occasion, the Dallas Morning News has published a blockbuster interview with W. And here's the big scoop: along with his recently revealed talent for primitive folk art, George has also developed skills in primordial self-reflection. He rudimentally ruminates:
 I'm comfortable with what I did. I'm comfortable with who I am. 
One of the real challenges of life is that when you complete a chapter, you don’t atrophy, that you continue to find ways to contribute.

Freedom is universal. Free markets are fairest. Free societies are based upon good education. Those who fought for freedom should be honored. To whom much is given, much is required.

Of course, some people are surprised I can even read.
Some people would be surprised if he even had a soul. How otherwise is he even able to venture out in public after receiving that gut-wrenching farewell letter from dying Iraq war veteran Tomas Young? (I know, I know. See last quote)

 Like too many veterans, Young has had to wait an unconscionable length of time to be "honored" with disability benefits and therapy. The workings of the Veterans Administration are even more primitive than Bush's attempts at painting, with wounded veterans waiting years in some cases to have their claims heard, and often denied. Young wonders if Bush & Co. will ever have the moral courage to apologize for the damage and destruction they have wrought.

 If he read the Dallas Morning News, he just got his answer. Like most psychopaths, and I'd wager, most modern politicians, Bush is comfortable inside his own skin. He's comfortable with what he did. He's comfortable with who he is. He's just comfortable.

I don't think the man has ever known an uncomfortable moment in his whole cosseted life.


Kat said...

Did you read the op ed by the Gitmo hunger striker in the NYT?
Nope, nothing to regret there. Eleven years detained. Give them time-- they'll have charges any day now.

Denis Neville said...

Isn't hypocrisy the coin of the realm?

Obama has shielded and entrenched the Bush/Cheney policies, policies that neo-liberals once pretended to despise and now enthusiastically support, as standard U.S. policy. He has done so with far more success than any GOP President ever could have dreamed of achieving.

As Kat says, "Nope, nothing to regret there."

“It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind, as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe, he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime.” – Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason

It could be worse. “Remember the Supremes!”

Zee said...


It took me a while to remember where I so often heard the battle cry, "Remember the Supremes!"

It was used ad nauseum by Obama apologists over at Reality
Chex as the ultimate justification for Progressives to "forgive" Obama his myriad betrayals of Progressivism, and, therefore, to hold their noses and vote for him in 2012 anyway.

I presume that you are being sarcastic regarding Obama's disappointing--to many Progressives--Supreme Court Justice appointments thus, far as indicators of the "type" that he will select in the future, should he have the opportunity?