Bush & ABC’s Charles Gibson

Salon Joan Walsh has  some pertinent comments to make about what she calls President George Bush’s  delusional exit interview with ABC’s Charles Gibson.

When Gibson asked Bush what he was “unprepared for” when he became president, Bush gave this rather stunning answer.

“Well, I think I was unprepared for war. I didn’t campaign and say, ‘Please vote for me, I’ll be able to handle an attack.'”

What an odd, self-pitying outbreak of candor for this strange president. I’m not sure how anyone could run for president and be “unprepared” for war. The job includes the title of commander in chief of the armed forces. It’s true, though, that Bush didn’t campaign as someone who would quickly start two wars, and commit the U.S. to a belligerent and reckless policy of unilateral preemptive attacks on our enemies based on perceived threats, not hostile actions (that’s the “Bush doctrine,” in case you’re reading, Sarah Palin)………….

Walsh piece can be found here, It’s  worth reading, especially as a reminder why it the world might be right to  rejoice at seeing the back of him.


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