For example, here is Dear Leader on March 8, 2003 (downingstreetmemo.com has done superb work on this stuff):
“We are doing everything we can to avoid war in Iraq. But if Saddam Hussein does not disarm peacefully, he will be disarmed by force.”And that lie of his was told after the Jan 31, 2003 Bush/Blair meeting that was detailed in a document released today, in which
Bush made clear to Blair that he was determined to invade Iraq without theSo in January 03 Bush has "penciled in" March 10 as the date to begin the illegal invasion of Iraq, yet states in address two days before on March 8 that he's trying to avoid war. He was in fact doing the exact opposite at the moment he spoke those words on March 8--he was rushing like a madman into an ill-advised, illegal war that has killed or wounded 15,000 + U.S. troops and by his own estimate, at least 30,000 Iraqi civilians.
second United Nation resolution, "or even if international arms inspectors
failed to find unconventional weapons," writes Don Van Natta, Jr. after
examining the memo written about the meeting by Blair's top foreign policy
adviser David Manning. "Our diplomatic strategy had to be arranged around the
military planning," Manning wrote in the memo. "The start date for the military campaign was now penciled in for 10 March," Manning wrote, paraphrasing the president, according to Van Natta.
This is exactly the kind of thing that Americans are taught that our leaders don't do. Oh, leaders of other countries engage in this kind of deceitful treachery, but not our leaders, oh no sir. You see, America is a morally superior democracy, which is what a filthy shithole like Iraq needs to be.
How can anyone with a single iota of common decency or self-respect or respect for the Constitution or faith in the Presidency still support this liar? George W. Bush is the antichrist, if there is such a thing.
Just A Reminder
And here's a scary story about Bush planning the Iraq war 3 months after 9/11, in which Bush reveals why he doesn't care about what havoc his policies have wrought and will wreak:
Asked by Woodward how history would judge the war, Bush replied: "History. We don't know. We'll all be dead."That single quote goes a long way toward summarizing so much that is wrong with the Bush presidency, and indeed the entire neocon/Christofascist Republican worldview. And that worldview is horrific, to say the least.
The most disturbing part, of course is that "we'll be dead". Who is "we"? I'm pretty sure that by "we" he wants us to think he's merely referring to himself, his evil henchmen, Bob Woodward, etc. But what if that's not the "we" he's referring to? What if, by "we", he means the American people? As in, history will not judge his war because there will be no historians (or anyone else, for that matter) to pass judgment after the nuclear holocaust he's going to unleash before the 2008 election.
Will his daughters be dead? Will any grandchildren he may end up having be dead? Do you see what I'm saying? Does he really not care what happens in the future simply because he'll be dead? Is that his "positive vision" for our country?
His answer to Woodward's question is the worst possible answer. It's the absolute wrong answer.
When the wrong answer is the right answer
Yet it's the right answer to the corporatists, to the globalizationists, the hasten-the-Second-Coming fundamentalists. Their attitude is "eat, drink and be merry" for tomorrow "we'll all be dead," in Bush's words. And of course by "eat, drink and be merry" they mean "accumulate wealth above everything else, use up the earth's natural resources, pollute whatever we feel like, enrich ourselves at all costs, be self-righteous and self-aggrandizing, and put profit over people."
In other words, Bush was expressing their creed to perfection--who cares who gets hurt by what we're doing right now because we'll all be dead when the chickens come home to roost (in the form of cuts in or elimination of social services, terrorism, poverty, default on the debt, another great depression, war, famine, pestilence, etc.).
What a great president, though. Wouldn't you just really like to have a beer with ol' G.W.?