A President Besieged and Isolated, Yet at Ease

Bush, Grasping for Answers and Fixated on Iraq, Remains Resolute

Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, July 2, 2007; Page A01

At the nadir of his presidency, George W. Bush is looking for answers. One at a time or in small groups, he summons leading authors, historians, philosophers and theologians to the White House to join him in the search.

Over sodas and sparkling water, he asks his questions: What is the nature of good and evil in the post-Sept. 11 world? What lessons does history have for a president facing the turmoil I'm facing? How will history judge what we've done? Why does the rest of the world seem to hate America? Or is it just me they hate?


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I really don't know whether to think "Oh boo-fucking hoo, poor pitiful Georgie" or "WTF?"

He can ask guru from Oprah to the Dalai Lama and the answer (phrased in various ways) is the same -- "yes, they hate you because you're an asshole who's willing to kill hundreds of thousand rather than let you big daddy and big momma and big boyfriend down. Live with it."

My strongest inclination is to say "Well why don't you take a walk through the carnage you've created for whatever -- your ego, your momma, your Cheney daddy, your old lover from the salad tossing days, Al Gonzalez, your God.

-- just take a long walk through the hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqis, through the hundreds of thousands (including 3500+ dead and 25,000 maimed) American military you've betrayed, the hundreds of millions of Americans who will be apologizing to the world for what you've done in our name for many many years to come, just walk among the millions who have had to flee for their lives, but who you've prevented from getting into USA ---
and you touched that soldier's eye wound -- doink! -- of course he didn't look away -- he spends his life looking away.

The only decision this decider has made is to decide he's not responsible for anything.

Fucking spoiled brat 9-year old rich kid.
A good friend who revealed to me at one time he was an alcoholic -- and had gotten straight -- told me that one big problem was, when you cleaned up, you dropped back to the emotional level you were at when you started drinking (and drowning those emotions)

-- well they say W started drinking when he was 9 or 10 (and again last year, it seems obvious to me --- which seems to me the most obvious probable answer for the enigma of his placid semi-distant attitude now).
But, hell, if all those people I mentioned above, Iraqis who have lost home, friends and families, soldiers, sailors and marines whose choice of service to our has been debased, distorted and used only for service to the Nova Mob -- if they're all willing to forgive W, then so will I ... at least I'll try.


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