The cavalcade of fucktacular incompetence rolls on… and on.
Hey, speaking of the ongoing efforts of the Bush Legacy Project to re-fashion history, “The Decider” is writing a book. I know… you’re probably every bit as surprised as I am at this amazing bit of news:
“I want people to understand the environment in which I was making decisions. I want people to get a sense of how decisions were made and I want people to understand the options that were placed before me,” Bush said in an interview Wednesday from his office in Dallas.
Tentatively called “Decision Points” the stellar new Bush tome will (appropriately) be published by the Crown Publishing Group, a somewhat disreputable division of Random House — the same outfit that unleashed A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity on an unsuspecting nation…
h/t: Carl and his inner imp.
It’s beyond astounding that former press secretary Ari Fleischer could not only be indignantly offended at the suggestion that 9-11 happened on the watch of the Bush administration, but that he could then go on to deliver this steaming whopper: “After September 11th, having been hit once, how could we take a chance that Saddam might not strike again?” Absolutely un-fucking-believable.
In case you thought the Bush administration has just been loafing around for the last few months and spinning its wheels in lame duckitude; that is to say when it’s not involved itself in throwing obscene amounts of money (with no apparent effect) at the financial system and feverishly attempting to re-write history with an Orwellian creativity — au contraire. In fact, they’ve been busying themselves implementing pernicious new rules such as the one described here designed to effectively sabotage the healthcare system with their far right religious agenda.
Another insidious little trick they’ve been perpetrating in recent months is the sleazy practice known as “burrowing” whereby former political appointees are transferred into permanent federal positions, creating federal sinecures for those employees and depriving the incoming administration of the ability to install its preferred appointees in some key jobs.
Part of the recent interview between President Bush and ABC News’ Martha Raddatz discussing the absence of Al Qaeda in Iraq prior to the U.S. invasion…
Bush: One of the major theaters against al Qaeda turns out to have been Iraq. This is where al Qaeda said they were going to take their stand. This is where al Qaeda was hoping to take…
Raddatz: But not until after the U.S. invaded.
Bush: Yeah, that’s right. So what?
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