Whatever Happened to George Bush?
posted at 2/22/2013 10:49 AM EST
Right wingers said he was the greatest president of all time, that he saved us from terrorism despite 9/11, that he made the economy great, and that he was unreproachable. In fact, when the Dixie Chicks made a harmless joke about him they were criticized and endured many threats against them and their families. Despite all the pretended virtues and high praises given to him, he started the recession, two needless wars, lied about WMD, and is the world's most hated political figure since Hitler.
When the Iraq national soccer team was asked how they felt about Bush, all said he could go to hell. To this day, there are no public tributes made to him neither in Iraq nor Afghanistan. In fact, both nations have fallen into anarchy thanks to the wars that he created.
By contrast, right wingers used to attack Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton as two incompetent presidents. Yet, today both have kept high public profiles, are honored all through out the world, are far more popular today than they were during their administrations, and made numerous fund raising appearances during the November election campaigns. While the right wingers hate both, the majority of Americans (and the majority of people world wide) honor both of them. For example, Clinton's policies were criticized during the Rwanda civil war. He was called a failure for "ignoring" the genocide there. Yet, he publicly appeared in the streets of that country (without police or military escort) and there were massive demonstrations in his favor. Therefore, his actions were not failures at all. By contrast, Bush has yet to appear on the streets of Iraq or Afghanistan. If his interventionist policies were so great, why hasn't he made the same public appearances Clinton made in Rwanda?
So where is Bush? where are his public appearances? where are his defenders? why no public tributes to him in Afghanistan or Iraq? why haven't his two wars been paid for (he said oil revenues would pay for his wars, if you recall)? why didn't he appear on tv during the Romney campaign to support his party's drive? Calling Bush, calling Bush .....