Just When You Think the Chimp Couldn't Get Any Worse
"Stupidity got us into this mess, and stupidity will get us out."
~Homer J. Simpson, also George W. Bush.
The video reveals a bare room with white walls and a black-and-white tiled floor, where abu Dan’s father is forced to sit and listen to his son’s shrieks of pain. Afterward, abu Dan says, he and two of the others were driven to a market square. “They told us they were going to kill us. They made us sit on the ground.” He rolls up the legs of his trousers to display the circular scars that are evidence of what happened next: “They shot our knees and feet—five bullets each. I spent four months in a wheelchair.”
Abu Dan had no way of knowing it, but his tormentors had a secret ally: the administration of President George W. Bush.
Vanity Fair has obtained confidential documents, since corroborated by sources in the U.S. and Palestine, which lay bare a covert initiative, approved by Bush and implemented by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Deputy National Security Adviser Elliott Abrams, to provoke a Palestinian civil war. The plan was for forces led by Dahlan, and armed with new weapons supplied at America’s behest, to give Fatah the muscle it needed to remove the democratically elected Hamas-led government from power. (The State Department declined to comment.)
But the secret plan backfired, resulting in a further setback for American foreign policy under Bush. Instead of driving its enemies out of power, the U.S.-backed Fatah fighters inadvertently provoked Hamas to seize total control of Gaza.
What a joke. Wonder who's laughing? Probably not the Palestinians, and G-d knows not the Israelis.
Of course, he doesn't just repeat history (Bay of Pigs? Iran-Contra, anyone?), the idiot makes it. On March 8th, George W. Bush became the United States' first truly pro-torture president.
He has passed beyond all understanding or sympathy.
Of course, there is an alternative. And as a bonus, he'll finally get to show some genuine leadership:
"I must say, I'm a little envious," Bush said. "If I were slightly younger and not employed here, I think it would be a fantastic experience to be on the front lines of helping this young democracy succeed."Me, I don't think he's too old. Some of his serving coporals are probably about his age.
"It must be exciting for you ... in some ways romantic, in some ways, you know, confronting danger. You're really making history, and thanks," Bush said.
I say the man deserves to partake in the excitement of this young "democracy" he has thus far allowed several hundred thousand people to die for.