Bush’s Exit Strategy: Dissembling We Shall Go

Fireside Crap    bush-gibson.JPG

George W. Bush’s rush to the exits is throwing up all sorts of amusing history-ish oddities, and now we know:

it’s another fall rollout!

Bush boy apologist Steven Hayes says its only just begun.

” We’re going to be seeing a lot more of this and there’s an ongoing Bush legacy project that’s been meeting in the White House, really, with senior advisers, Karl Rove, Karen Hughes has been involved, current senior Bush administration advisers and they are looking at how to sort of roll out the President’s legacy.”

Hayes may be an unreliable narrator, hayes-the-connection-how-al-qaedas-collaboration-with-saddam-hussein-has-endangered-america.JPG  as the single most prominent conduit for al Qaeda/Saddam Hussein conspiracy theories, but Dick Cheney called him”effective,” so it must be gold.

The rollout began with the President’s trademark cackling over the sweet release of death:

I don’t spend a lot of time really worrying about short-term history. I guess I don’t worry about long-term history, either, since I’m not going to be around to read it — (laughter)

…but then Bush’s exit interview with Charlie Gibson  took a new tack on explaining away the war.

Did you know that his biggest disappointment was the failure to find Iraqi WMD? iraq-mobile-chem-units.jpg

Gosh that peeved him, and he expressed sorrow for all the foreign governments and Senators who fell for the pipe dream as well.  Left out was just where all this “bad intelligence” came from, or how in the course of confecting it his people ignored and suppressed evidence to the contrary.

As Talking Points Memo pointed out, for media reports to present this as Bush giving ground is to help him in his new lie.

For Bush to blame the failure of intel for his decision to invade is not a concession at all, and it is not an admission of failure on his part. Rather, it is the opposite of these things. It is an evasion of responsibility for what happened

Also disapointing was Charlie Gibson, who failed to follow up on his groundbreaking Sarah Palin interivew  and ask Bush himself what the hell the Bush Doctrine was.  palin-gibson.JPG

The free floating weirdness of the final days is popping up all over. A DC screening of Frost/Nixon featured renowned Republican suck-up Chris Wallace wallace-nancy-book.jpg   taking umbrage at breezy comparisons of Richard Nixon’s criminality with George Bush fightin’ terror.

“I think to compare what Nixon did, and the abuses of power for pure political self-preservation, to George W. Bush trying to protect this country — even if you disagree with rendition or waterboarding — it seems to me is both a gross misreading of history both then and now,” Mr. Wallace said.

Nobody dast blame this man, for he tortured flesh and reality for us!

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