How easy it is to forget the fubar of "W" regarding his excellent adventure after 9/11 and his unique ability to get the world to hate us 24/7 beginning with his illegal and STUPID war with Iraq, the single worst strategic action in the history of this once great nation.
"To think that we're going to, quote, 'stay the course,' the course is headed over Niagara Falls. I think it's time to change course a little bit or at least hold somebody responsible for putting you on this course because it's been a failure." - Anthony Zinni
Combine this with the actions of Obama in continuing this fubar and we get
- The destruction of Iraq, Syria, Libya and Afghanistan.
- The loss of thousands of Americans and tens of thousands of Afghanis, Iraqis, Syrians & Libyans.
- The dislocation of millions of people and the uncontrolled flood of immigrants to Europe.
- All to the tune of 4 to 6 TRILLION DOLLARS.
With Washington, DC, now transformed into a perpetual nonsense machine, it was easy to miss the George W. Bush Revisionist History Tour as it slid through the shallow plastic media trench last week on rails lubricated with old tears, but there he was. After eight years of almost complete radio silence, the former president was all over the place, yukking it up with the likes of Ellen DeGeneres and Jimmy Kimmel to peddle his new book and flash that folksy smirk we came to know so well.
So what? Every celebrity does a book, especially former presidents, and it is noteworthy that Bush had the common decency to put some rigging tape over his mouth while President Obama was in office. It didn't take long, though, for things to get weird. A lot of people who really should know better -- in the print, network and online news media, on social media and other forums, and in "real life" -- got all goo-goo-eyed over him. People I've known for years exclaimed over how funny and cute he was on Ellen! And how he's friends with Michelle Obama! And isn't he just so much better than Trump?
Full stop. We have just lost cabin pressure.
Truer words never spoken.