Sunday, June 22, 2008

What Drugs Is This Guy On?

You have got to be kidding me! George Bush will be remembered like Truman instead of Harding? Give me a flipping break! First of all, Hoover was the President who ushered in the Great Depression, Harding had been dead for years with another president (that would be Coolidge) in between. All of them were Republicans. Second of all, Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11 and we had NO REASON TO ATTACK A SOVEREIGN NATION halfway across the world. He lied to get us into the Iraq war, he lied to keep us there, he abandoned the troops in Afghanistan to run to Iraq, and if it takes twenty-five years until Iraq is safe for us to leave, it shows that we, with the most expensive army in the world, had no business being there. Period.
George W Bush will be remembered for his responses to 9/11 in Afghanistan and Iraq, but since neither of those conflicts has yet ended in victory or defeat, it is far too early categorically to assume - as left-wingers, anti-war campaigners and almost all media commentators already do - that his historical reputation will be permanently down in the doldrums next to poor old Warren Harding's.

I suspect that historians of the future will instead see Bush's decision to insist upon a "surge" of reinforcements being sent into Iraq, combined with a complete change of anti-insurgency tactics as configured by General Petraeus, as the moment when the conflict was turned around there, in the West's favour.


The number of American troops killed and wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan is equivalent to the losses they endured - for a nation only a little over half the size in the mid-Forties - capturing a single island from the Japanese in the Pacific War.

British losses of 103 killed over seven years in Afghanistan bears comparison to a quiet weekend on the Western Front in the Great War, or the numbers the Army loses in traffic accidents in peacetime. History can lend a wider overall perspective to what are nonetheless, of course, immeasurably sad events.

History will also shine an unforgiving light on those ludicrous conspiracy theories that claim that the Iraq War was fought for any other reason than to implement the 14 UN resolutions that Saddam that had been flouting for 13 years.
You can suspect all you want, it won't change the facts. Traffic accidents? Is he serious? Most traffic accidents are because someone wasn't paying attention and made the wrong decision, which is comparable to the decision to invade Iraq, not the equivalent of being a member of the Reserves or National Guard and being forced to go to Iraq. Multiple times. And once again it's the old standby excuse, it's all Clinton's fault. Too bad he was busy fighting impeachment over a blowjob and had a Congress that spent most of its time trying to distract him from doing his job with their petty antics.

Bush has shredded the meaning of the Constitution, he has let the citizens of a major city suffer for years, as if the initial suffering of Katrina wasn't enough, he has presided over the greatest transfer of wealth from the poor to the rich in generations and this "columnist" thinks he's going to be remembered as a great President. Thank goodness this crap is in a U.K paper. Nobody but bloggers read foreign papers, but I'm sure that Faux News will highlight this line of bull dung. I agree with the commenter Doug Smith who states it very eloquently.
Truman - The Marshall Plan
Bush - Katrina

Truman - Pro Civil Rights and integration of the armed forces.
Bush - Anti-Gay Rights

Truman - Proposed Universal Health Insurance.
Bush - Against covering more children under the children's health insurance program (CHIP). No support for stem cell research.

Truman - Helped create NATO
Bush - Couldn't put together a significant coalition to occupy Iraq.

Truman - Recognized Israel
Bush - The first President in modern history to make no viable effort to help resolve the mideast conflict between Israel and her neighbors.

Truman - Nuremberg War Crimes Trials
Bush - Torture, Guantanamo Bay

Any comparison with Truman is ridiculous and insulting to Truman's legacy and American history.
What is so doggone difficult about doing research before they write articles like these? I have a headache.


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