Are you kidding me? After all of your ridiculous decisions that have caused this country enormous pain in human loss and suffering as well as financial instability due to your stupid war, NOW you are sorry? Where in the hell have you been for the last 7 years?
How many times were you directly asked if you regretted a decision and invariably you said, “No”. How many times could you have stepped up without being prodded and admitted that, like all of us, you may have made a mistake or used poor judgement? But now, in the eleventh hour of your presidency, you decide to come clean. How very noble of you…you pompous ass.
I have completely resisted bashing Bush for the 4 months that I have written this blog because, frankly, it would just be piling on. There is no question as to how ignorant or inept this administration has been. But why beat a dead horse? Plus, I honestly do not want to besmirch the office of the President. While I disagree with many/most of his decisions, he was chosen by this country to represent all of us so you just deal with it. Until now. He gets to run his mouth at the last moment, I get to run mine.
Like a man that is awaiting for the switch to be pulled on the electric chair, President Bush has finally found his voice. In fact, he plans to write a book to tell us how hard the decisions he had to make were. No sh**, you idiot! You are the POTUS…it’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t, any jackass could do it. Should we feel bad for you? Should we be sorry for being mean to you and mocking your failed “strategeries”?
Look, I understand you are going to try to cobble together some sort of feeble legacy. All Presidents do. But why NOW? We are still at war, the country is in a shambles and you are on your way out the door. Couldn’t you at least have the decency that Nixon had and let some time pass to cover over these raw wounds? Why the hell has Laura all of the sudden let you off of your leash?
He regrets using the “mission accomplished” banner 5 1/2 years ago. He regrets saying “Wanted: Dead or Alive” in regards to Bin Laden and “bring ’em on”. Both comments also made many, many years ago. So why the sudden remorse, W? Did Jesus tap you on the shoulder or something? Is this your way to make up for all of your misdeeds over the years. Or, God help us, is this a cynical attempt to reshape history and put a buck in your pocket. I would expect as much from Cheney but not you.
Whatever the reason, please for the love of everything holy, just shut your yapper. Shake hands with “O”, grab your sh**, and head back to the farm. When the country rebounds and the war is finally over, then feel free to pop your head out of the cave. Until then, not a word. You had your chance and blew it. You listened to Cheney and Rummy and now you are left holding the bag. Take it like a man.
With all of this time on your hands, how about instead of writing a book you pick up a phone and call the people that have lost loved ones in Iraq and Afghanistan. How about you visit VA hospitals and see what you can do to help the injured…and the families of the injured. No one wants to hear your story but there is still an opportunity for you to redeem yourself much like Jimmy Carter has. Even your dad has made up for many of his missteps. Take a lesson from him.
And lest anyone think I am solely bashing republicans. I was, and still am equally disgusted with William Jefferson Clinton waving his finger at the camera and saying, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman”. In spite of whatever good he has done, he lost me right there. Because he got a BJ? Of course not. It is the same reason as W, he lied to the very people he vowed when he took his oath he would never lie to, the American public.
I am done. Bash away.