Farewell, My King
Biden Blasts Bush for Anti-Obama Belch
In his speech before the Israeli parliament marking the 60th anniversary of the birth of the Jewish State, Bush invoked memories of the military expansion of the Third Reich across Europe, describing those who would sit down with "terrorists" as laboring under "foolish delusion" similar to those who sought negotiations with Adolf Hitler. The remarks were met with substantial applause from the audience of lawmakers of our most subsidized ally, which has threatened to attack Iran if the United States does not do so.
Although the White House is publicly denying that the comments were aimed at Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, who has called for negotiations with Iran, aides to the President privately acknowledge that Bush was taking direct aim at the man who is appears likely to be the Dem nominee.
At the end of the article CNN.com published about Sen. Biden's response to President Bush's remarks, readers were invited to comment on the story. As I have done with previous articles at CNN.com, I did so, although none have ever been subsequently presented anywhere at the CNN.com Website. To diminish the importance of CNN's disinterest in publishing my response, below is the comment I submitted.
Yes, what Mr. Bush said is, indeed, bovine by-product.
It is, however, also the sign of a desperate man, one who uses incendiary, false assertions to buttress the flagging ramparts of a unitary executive for whom defiance of the rule of law offered no protection from the lessons of history. To the same extent that he has crafted from the whole cloth of delusion the claim that the economic crises now looming are somehow the fault of the Democrats, he now erects his ludicrous monument of self-exoneration for the utter collapse of our foreign policy into miserable, useless, lost wars that have debilitated our military to the point where genuine threats to our security, threats that will loom larger and larger in the coming decades, face no clear, present, and viable long-term deterrence from what was once a credible war machine in the United States. Instead, Mr. Bush has squandered our future security on a Global War on Terror that is nothing more than a staggeringly expensive exercise in chasing a handful of bearded religious maniacs around the world while imposing greater and greater degradations of personal privacy at home.
Mr. Bush will soon be at the end of the time in which his incompetence can blight the American experience. Although he will likely be replaced by one fool or another from one party or another, at the very least we shall be relieved of the tiring nonsense of a unitary executive without a clue.
The other bright note, of course, is that the likes of mainstream news media outlets like CNN, along with The New York Times, the Washington Post, and far too many others, will be able to claim to an ever-gullible public that they were not really every bit a part of the madness of these first eight years of the 21st Century in America.
The great news is thus: the more the mainstream media cry their lack of culpability, the more they will sound just like the President who disclaims his own failure.
History will be most unkind both to Mr. Bush and to his propagandists. That's what makes history so much more fun to those who read about it than to those who must live through it.
The Dark Wraith still cannot imagine why CNN did not publish this erudite reply to one of its articles about President Bush.