Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Bush Tries To Salvage His Reputation

Of course it is much to late (about 6-7 years or so) for George Bush to redeem himself to the American people and the world, but that won't prevent him trying to do so. Perhaps he finally read that he is going to be labeled America's worst President ever and wants to do something about it. One of his problems is that he is known as a warmonger, because frankly, he is. Since we went into Afghanistan and Iraq, his cold, callous statements and actions have shown zero sympathy for our soldiers and the millions of people they are sent to fight.

From The London Times:

In an exclusive interview, he expressed regret at the bitter divisions over the war and said that he was troubled about how his country had been misunderstood. “I think that in retrospect I could have used a different tone, a different rhetoric.”

Phrases such as “bring them on” or “dead or alive”, he said, “indicated to people that I was, you know, not a man of peace”. He said that he found it very painful “to put youngsters in harm’s way”. He added: “I try to meet with as many of the families as I can. And I have an obligation to comfort and console as best as I possibly can. I also have an obligation to make sure that those lives were not lost in vain.”

The unilateralism that marked his first White House term has been replaced by an enthusiasm for tough multilateralism. He said that his focus for his final six months in office was to secure agreement on issues such as establishing a Palestinian state and to “leave behind a series of structures that makes it easier for the next president”.

Even in his rare moment of regret, he is still lost in a his own world of delusions. Any "multilateralism" Bush tries to imbue will be met with at-best skepticism from world leaders because he is an unilateralist at heart. No one believes he will do anything for a Palestinian state. The only thing he is doing in the Middle East is bring chaos to Iraq, instability between Israel and Iran, claiming false victory of a Lebanese democracy that clearly isn't and keeping the threat of going into Iran and Syria while appeasing Saudi Arabia. George Bush is a warmonger, and despite this pathetic attempt at humbleness he'll be remembered for the tyrant he is.

Oh and by the way, he has never been to a fallen soldiers funeral, ever.