Monday, July 11, 2005

Our delusional Preznit, part deux 

I seem to be spending the evening taking cheap shots at Bush.

But... But... Well, does the phrase "target rich environment" mean anything to you?

The latest, from Jesse at Pandagon:

After returning from the summit on Friday, Bush visited the British Embassy in Washington and signed a book of condolence and laid a wreath in front of the ambassador's residence.

Bush said the London attacks were a reminder of the "evil" of the Sept. 11 attacks and underscored that the United States and its allies were fighting a "global war on terror."

"We will stay on the offense, fighting the terrorists abroad so we do not have to face them at home," Bush said.

Well, leave aside the fact that Bush was just in the UK for G8 and it probably would have been a very friendly and honorable gesture to America's lone actual poodle ally to go lay the wreath in London, instead of flying back to DC and then laying the wreath at the British Embassy. Fer gawdsake. I mean, WTF? Was his ticket non-refundable or something?

But take a look again at what Bush said, at a memorial to the British dead: "We... fight the terrorists abroad [i.e., in the UK?] so we don't have to face them at home [i.e., in the US]."

I wonder how the British dead, who were "at home," would say to that, if they could still speak?

Would they say, in the words of Tonto's immortal joke, "What do you mean, we?"

NOTE The darker view? The statement is another troubling sign of Bush's sociopathy. The London dead are, to him, purely instrumental. He just isn't capable of empathy, of recognizing that other humans actually exist. (See Dear Leader's Troubling Symptoms, back.)

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