The Greatest Greatness of George W. Bush by: William Rivers Pitt, t r u t h o u t Wednesday 07 January 2009
(Don't miss the comments at the end - the ones STILL defending Bush . . .)
THURSDAY 8 JANUARY 2009
The Greatest Greatness of George W. Bush
Wednesday 07 January 2009
by: William Rivers Pitt, t r u t h o u t | Columnist
Take me down little Susie, take me down
I know you think you're the queen of the underground
And you can send me dead flowers every morning
Send me dead flowers by the mail
Send me dead flowers to my wedding
And I won't forget to put roses on your grave ...
- The Rolling Stones
To: George W. Bush
From: Your biggest fan
Re: Your imminent unemployment
Greetings, Mr. Bush.
I was sorry to hear about the passing of your cat, India. Eighteen years is a long time for a cat - my mother has one that's 20 and still going strong, if you can believe it - and I'm sure India had a comfortable, caring life with your family.
I got to spend part of last weekend with an old friend of mine. He's a bit older than 18, and he's also a troop who recently rotated back from a tour in Falluja. He just had a baby daughter, and he will be sent to Afghanistan before too much longer. He did his duty in Iraq, dealt his share of death and saw his friends die or be ripped to shreds right in front of him.
He was hollow in a lot of places that had been full before he went to Iraq. He was not the same man we'd said farewell to. But he was alive, and if he survives his upcoming Afghanistan tour, maybe he will get the chance to have a long, comfortable, caring life with his family, just like little India.
At present, my friend's life is the polar opposite of comfortable, and he still has Kabul waiting for him just over the horizon. His life is the way it is because of you, Mr. Bush. You have been the single greatest influence upon his time in this world; you put him over there and hollowed him out, and because of you, it's about to happen again. You were the single biggest influence upon the lives of every person he knew over there, every person he saw over there, and every person he killed over there.
It's funny. I was thinking the other day about when I marched in one of the first large-scale post-inauguration protests against you in Washington, DC. It was May of 2001, it was The Voter's Rights March to Restore Democracy, and it was a few thousand people shouting down the unutterably ruinous Supreme Court decision which unleashed, just as we then feared, everything that has since come to pass. "Not my president!" we bellowed. "Not my president!"
It's funny because that memory seems so very quaint to me now. A stolen election? Pfff. To paraphrase a different president, Americans get scarier stuff than that free with their breakfast cereal nowadays. Thanks to you, governor.
My All-Time-Grand-Prize-Bull-Goose-Gold-Medal-Winning Top Five list of what you've done, in no particular order, and in my own humble opinion:
1. You were warned by the outgoing administration when you first took office. You were warned by the Russians. You were warned by the Israelis. You were warned by the Germans. You were warned in a memo given to you by your own National Security Adviser. You were warned by men like Richard Clarke. You were warned all those times that Osama bin Laden intended to strike the United States, and still the Towers came down.
(All those people working on that Legacy Project of yours should go back to bed, by the way; they are trying to salvage the unsalvageable. You protected us, they claim? Ha. You're 0-1 on terrorism and 0-2 on war)
2. Less than a month after those Towers came down, a reporter asked what you thought we should do. "We need to counter the shockwave of the evildoer," you replied, "by having individual rate cuts accelerated and by thinking about tax rebates." I happened to be watching television and heard you say that live into a camera. The only reason I didn't throw up on myself is because my teeth were clenched too tightly for the vomit to pass my lips. I swallowed hard, grabbed a pen, and wrote down what you said and when you said it. It was October 4, 2001, just after nine in the morning. You'd like people to remember you standing on that pile of rubble in Manhattan, you with the bullhorn and the heroic pose. I, however, will always remember you pitching tax cuts to a devastated nation while a pall of poison smoke still hung in the air over Ground Zero.
3. A few years later, you wanted hundreds of billions of dollars diverted from other areas of the federal budget and into your war in Iraq. You took more than $70 billion out of the budget used by the Army Corps of Engineers in Louisiana to fund the repair and maintenance of the New Orleans levee system. Katrina struck not long after you took that money and poured it into the sand, and the levees failed for lack of funded upkeep. Through this, along with your disinterested disinclination to help your own countrymen in their hour of darkest need, you played the very last note for that old, sad, lost American city. Reflected in those actions are the same budgetary priorities that motivated you to turn Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the hospital where I was born, into an abattoir of suffering and neglect for the wounded soldiers you tore apart for a lie.
4. You let Dick "Crazy-Eyes" Cheney do whatever the hell he wanted to whomever he wanted whenever and wherever he wanted, and be damned to the damned old Constitution anyway. Cheney once said the vice president's office was not part of the same branch of government as the president's office, and he said it with his bare face hanging out the whole time. Why? He didn't want to give any of his official papers over to the National Archives, as mandated by at least two federal laws. Nope, he said, my office is in Congress today, sorry about that, but be sure to come on back after you drop dead. Or words to that effect. That's about one zillionth of a percent of what he did, because you let him pick himself to be your boss.
5. On July 19, 2006, you vetoed H.R. 810. On June 20, 2007, you vetoed S. 5. Both vetoes killed legislation aimed at funding and vastly enhancing the reach and scope of stem cell research in America. The father of someone I know died of bone marrow cancer just after that first veto; he was adopted, no family could be located, so no donor match for a bone marrow transplant could be found. With stem cell therapy, doctors could have taken his own marrow and grown enough healthy, matching marrow to save his life. Two other people I know have diabetes, like millions of Americans. Stem cell research could offer them a cure. Someone else I know has multiple sclerosis, and stem cell research could very well help her, too. She'd write you a thank-you note for those vetoes, but her right hand doesn't work so well anymore. She's getting better with her left hand, so maybe that note can get written next year.
Also, you defied lawfully issued subpoenas and potentially set a precedent that could shatter the separation of powers. You told the American people Iraq was in possession of 26,000 liters of anthrax, 38,000 liters of botulinum toxin, 500 tons - which is one million pounds - of sarin, mustard and VX nerve agent, 30,000 missiles to deliver the stuff, mobile biological weapons labs, al-Qaeda connections and uranium from Niger for use in a robust nuclear weapons program, even though all of that was a lie. You made a joking video about not being able to find any of it. You outed a deep-cover CIA agent who was running a network designed to keep weapons of mass destruction out of the hands of terrorists, and you did so because her ambassador husband told the truth about you in the public prints.
You gave away our right to privacy by sending the NSA to spy on us. You turned us all into torturers and butchers in the eyes of the world with your decision to use Abu Ghraib prison the same way Saddam Hussein once did. You tried to appoint Henry Kissinger to lead the investigation into 9/11. You turned the entire Justice Department into a carnival of political hackery. You championed the economic policies and deregulation fantasies that have left the financial stability of millions in ashes. You used the threat of terrorism against your own people in order to give yourself political cover. You killed hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people who did you nor us no harm.
You did all this, and so much more.
From a certain perspective, one could argue that you have been the most successful president the country has ever seen. Think about it, because according to your definition of "success," it's true. You came into office looking to make your friends richer, and to fulfill as best you could your most overriding personal belief: that government is the problem, so government must be damaged and denuded to the point of impotence. Through your tax cuts and your two vastly expensive boondoggle wars, you made your friends rich. By unleashing Mr. Cheney and your other minions, you tore the Constitution to shreds and tatters. You have achieved both goals in smashing style, so from that certain perspective, you have triumphed.
Could you also, from the proper perspective, be considered our greatest president?
Perhaps, someday, if we make it so.
It will be in the best interests of many powerful people if we as a nation simply dismiss you and forget you ever happened. A lot of news media people want us to forget you, because in forgetting you, we would forget the media's vast complicity in your actions and misdeeds. A lot of rich people making new fortunes from war profiteering and defense contracts want us to forget they and you even exist, as it would make it possible for them to do it all again someday. A lot of politicians who stapled themselves to you would simply adore it if we forgot about you. The Republican Party would be forever in our debt if we forgot about you.
No. We will not forget you. We will remember.
We the people are going to save you from ignominious oblivion. We will remember. You could be the president who doomed America, the worst president of all time, but we must not, will not let that happen. You will be remembered differently, because we will hold the memory of you high, and behold you, and say, "Never, never, never again." We have tasted the soot and smelled the blood on the wind; we have seen how fragile our way of government is when placed in the hands of low men such as you, and because of that, you will be remembered for all time.
Your greatness will be defined by how we rise to overcome and undo what you have done. Your greatness will stand forever if we never, ever forget the hard, bitter lessons you taught us. We are responsible for this republic, for our Constitution, and for each other. We are our brother's keeper. You taught us that by becoming our Cain. You nearly slew us, but here we stand, and we defy the place in history you would relegate us to. We defy you, and by doing so, we rise.
Something like you must never again be allowed to happen to this country, and if we save ourselves by preventing you from ever happening again, your greatness is assured. You are the tallest of all possible warnings, and a promise all of us must solemnly and stalwartly keep. If we can damn you to the past, we will save our own future.
May you live forever, you son of a bitch.
William Rivers Pitt is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of two books: "War on Iraq: What Team Bush Doesn't Want You to Know" and "The Greatest Sedition Is Silence." His newest book, "House of Ill Repute: Reflections on War, Lies, and America's Ravaged Reputation," is now available from PoliPointPress.
Is it too big a leap here to
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 10:52 — Anonymous (not verified)
Is it too big a leap here to assume Pitt doesn't like Bush?
Sadly, Americans as a nation
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 10:09 — Anonymous (not verified)
Sadly, Americans as a nation do not learn. After all, they REELECTED him. America once symbolised freedom, justice, prosperity and human rights. In the past, America has lead the world in tolerance, scientific advancement, and democracy. Now all these things have been sacrificed in the name of 'security', 'patriotism' and 'faith'. Internationally, America's name is mud. May they learn this time, and restore America to the republic of it's founders intentions.
Have I been affected by what
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 08:48 — Anonymous (not verified)
Have I been affected by what Bush has done? Are you blind? The world's economy is in chaos. A large part of the reason is because of the flawed ideologies of "government is bad", "trickle down politics", and "supply side economics". The recent events of the financial world were easily predictable if you study the history of business. Furthermore, the loss of civil liberties (such as privacy), accountability of government, and the huge budget deficits affects us all. Future generations will have to pay for that deficit. The US will almost certainly end up repudiating many of the its social security promises for lack of funds. Don't even get me started on the impact that denying science will have. Not only is the planet warming up, but the US is lagging behind in scientific research and other important technologies like broadband. One of the largest reasons why people like Bush are elected is the general ignorance and a flight from reality. Our world has become interconnected to a point that what happens in the White House or important events in other parts of the world have implications for the entire human race.
Stones Lyrics, not Townes
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 07:47 — Anonymous (not verified)
Stones Lyrics, not Townes Van Zandt - he just covered the song Bush/Cheney and their Wall Street and corporate carpetbaggers will be HARD to forget. We'll be cleaning up the mess for decades
Just as a matter of fact,
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 07:02 — Anonymous (not verified)
Just as a matter of fact, the horrible economy, while obviously influenced by trillions in debt, also was effected by the housing bubble. This bubble burst due to subprime loans that banks were FORCED to give through liberal legislation, because regulation- apparently- is alway s the answer. "Everyone has a right to own a house and live the American dream," they argued. Maybe the answer is that most Americans are uneducated and ignorant. That's why people who couldn't afford houses to begin with bought them anyways. That's why the average American is in thousands upon thousands of dollars of debt. That's why we end up with presidents like Bush. People need to stand up and take some responsibility upon themselves and stop blaming one person for the woes of a nation.
"May you live forever, you
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 06:49 — Anonymous (not verified)
"May you live forever, you son of a bitch." 21 Jan, 2019, federal protection ends and he's gonna live a gated community. Sounds like a wonderful good old fashion south texas big gamem hunt. No chance for the prey to escape." Actually, an ex-president and his entire family gets Secret Service protection for life. Sorry to bust your bubble.
@ graycard America has ran
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 06:00 — Anonymous (not verified)
@ graycard America has ran a national debt since 1776
Bush did alright. How have
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 05:57 — Anonymous (not verified)
Bush did alright. How have you personally been affected by anything he's done? I know one, you didn't die in a terrorist attack. If you really want "CHANGE", then we all need to vote for a true libertarian. That is the only way that people will be rewarded for their achievements and punished for their bad choices. Good luck with your smooth talking, say anything, life-time politicians.
more leftist bs , bush did
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 05:47 — Anonymous (not verified)
more leftist bs , bush did what so bad, another person view , who disliked Bush from the get go , thank god Ale gore was not president...so the last 8 years were bad , for whom? its the next four years i am worried about , liberals are in charge , if we arnt bankrupt now, we soon will be , lord help us all , for no one in washington will or can
To answer the Canadians'
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 05:40 — Anonymous (not verified)
To answer the Canadians' question, "Why did the US Re-elect Bush?" The answer is: Do not blame all of the American people. The 2004 election was stolen just as 2000 was. Remember the shenanigans in Ohio? This has been explained at length on this site and elsewhere, but that's the bottom line.
Townes Van Zandt sucka
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 05:31 — No Stones (not verified)
Townes Van Zandt sucka
Mr. Pitt, I can only applaud
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 05:28 — slewfoot (not verified)
Mr. Pitt, I can only applaud your opinions. However, after reading some of the other respondents I must agree with some of them. With such a number of Citizens voting to put him back in office, why would we have any hope that we have really learned much of a lesson? Also, as has been pointed out, Obama in not yet in office. How do we make sure that there is not a last minute National Emergency that requires GW to declare Martial Law and...take it from there. That was what I predicted in Nov. 2004 and it still bothers me. However, your article was dead on. I am still vastly afraid of the end of this Month.
Welcome to W's legacy, "The
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 05:27 — Peaceful Guy (not verified)
Welcome to W's legacy, "The New World Order!"
I just happened to 'stumble'
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 05:08 — Anonymous (not verified)
I just happened to 'stumble' upon this website and your letter. I don't think another person but you could have encompassed and embodied so well every vile accomplishment George W. has made. In fact, I wish this was attached to a petition that would allow us, the public, to declare Bush a war criminal. But, all I can say is thank you... thank you for writing what so many of us would like to say.
george bush is a perfect
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 04:42 — Anonymous (not verified)
george bush is a perfect reflection of who or i shouldsay what resides in america.educated or not uninteligent mean spoiled morons that want news and entertainment to match how they think the world should be. fox ,rush all of their gods are still to this day worshipped by at least 20% of the population. the pendulum swung back finally but i will have to suffer for years wiht the fools who voted for bush,cheney.i would also include nancy pelosi with them. we don't have the votes for impeachment she said, lay out the facts republican support would have run from bush to save their own hides .what was the deal made.maybe some day we will know but it is too damn late. america take a look in the mirror, remember the sixtys a hangnail sent people to demonstrate in the streets.pray tell what would it have taken for people to get off their boney asses and say enough!
Some Californians were
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 04:16 — Iamspartacus (not verified)
Some Californians were trying to name a sewage treatment plant after Bush -- what became of that? Seems like a fitting memorial.
If Bush and his mob are not
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 04:00 — Anonymous (not verified)
If Bush and his mob are not brought to justice....Binladen will have won his war with a single stroke on 9/11.
I believe it is Barbara's
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 03:58 — Anonymous (not verified)
I believe it is Barbara's fault -- bad eggs beget bad people.
Don't forget Laura. I don't
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 03:55 — Anonymous (not verified)
Don't forget Laura. I don't know why she is so often let off the hook. I will never forget the day after Katrina hit and people drowned and were displaced, saying, "Oh, that is just the lot of the poor." That makes me so angry I go cold.
Who voted all these
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 03:45 — Does anyone have both eyes open? (not verified)
Who voted all these politicians into office that gave our President bad intel? He can only make decisions based on their advice. So, lets start blaming the close minded party line voters who blindly vote into office these idiots. He did the best he could with the information he was given. Please look into your soul for what your thoughts were when 9/11 happened. Were you one of the ones who wanted retribution for what had happened? I don't think anyone has the right to talk about what a soldier goes through in the box unless you yourself have been there. Ask an Iraqi citizen if life is better for them since we have been there.
Any one of us with a pulse
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 03:43 — Anonymous (not verified)
Any one of us with a pulse who was not under a rock or lapsed into a state of political narcolepsy over the past eight years knows all this. I'm long past cataloging litanies of complaints and pretending it represents constructive dialog. How about some discussion of how it was possible for all this to happen and what does this say about the present and future strength of popular sovereignty in our nation? How about some discussion about how we can best reverse the damage and, perhaps more importantly, counteract the disastrous precedents set under the last administration that may come back to haunt us later? Electing Obama wasn't the end of it, there's still a lot of work to do.
GOD BLESS George Bush!
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 03:31 — Anonymous (not verified)
GOD BLESS George Bush!
Bush the cowardly war pig
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 03:28 — Mike K (not verified)
Bush the cowardly war pig and his band of bullshit patriots questioning anyones loyalty is the ultimate hiprocacy. Worse yet the politicians and pundits who lacked the courage to speak out against this plague on our Constitution and Country. This artcle states my feeling in a way that I am not talented enough to do,so thanks for saying what I was thinking. Viet Nam vet who learned.
I liked the article. It
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 03:24 — Chris Bowen (not verified)
I liked the article. It could use some editing. . . .i.e.... "You killed hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people who did you nor us no harm." Mr Pitt, err. . . that would be ANY harm.
Perhaps the biggest threat
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 03:23 — Anonymous (not verified)
Perhaps the biggest threat to America is the apathy and ignorance perpetuated by the corporate controlled media. Unless we can restore some honesty to the news reported, most people will be more knowledgeable about Brittany Spears' sex life than what is happening with our government. Wake up, America, or we will not have seen the last of GW Bush and his evil cronies!
I would like to write a
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 03:19 — 13 boy (not verified)
I would like to write a million sentences in support you, but since I can't I will say one sentence. "Never have I herd truer words about Bush." Kieran Spencer Jan 7 2009 10:18 PM EST
Bravo about time someone
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 03:19 — c. stacker (not verified)
Bravo about time someone gave it to us straight
Hmm, I feel sorry for the
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 02:48 — Anonymous (not verified)
Hmm, I feel sorry for the cat, having had to live 18 years with that wanker!
I'm not a lefty, but I'd
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 02:48 — not a lefty (not verified)
I'm not a lefty, but I'd love to see you do the things you people claim you should do. "Try him for war crimes!" etc, etc. Well then do it. Do it. You're so high when you've got all your lefty buddies around you. Keep it going. Do it instead of just talking about how you "should" do it or what he "deserves". If he deserves it so much, it shouldn't be so hard to do, now should it? Put your money where your mouth is and Do It. I'm sure Mr. Pitt will be glad to help, unless all of his clout's just in his fingers.
This is Will's best!! Thank
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 02:33 — Anonymous (not verified)
This is Will's best!! Thank you, Sir!!! As always your pen's products will last longer than the evil made by the demonic hearts and minds of the gang of escapees from hell that Bush supposedly led. Bless you and that pen because I would have gone insane during this passage through the bowels of the cosmos that this monster made us go through. You have never wavered in telling him that he was not one of us, that he was not human but totally demonic, a verified genocidal killer that would have made Hitler and that entire lot jealous whimpering boys. Thank you, Will!! I hope your pen will seek to imprison that son of a bitch!! We need that as a trauma healing technique after having been forced to the lower levels of hell...
Dear Mr. Pitt. You don't
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 02:30 — GeorgeB (not verified)
Dear Mr. Pitt. You don't understand. I have followed God's advice at all times, and advanced the world towards Armageddon. I may even have done enough to still be alive to be taken up in the Rapture. As a Christian, I am so sorry that you and all those responding to your article will suffer everlastingly for your ignorance and lack of faith.
AngryMan yes, usually I
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 02:23 — Stefan Albrecht (not verified)
AngryMan yes, usually I don't get angry but with the idiocracy of Bush it is difficult to remain calm. If we don't prosecute, we are dammed to repeat. If we accept, we will sow and reap the whirlwind down the road. We have to make sure to never forget while on this earth. My trust in a higher power lets me hope that a tornado will strike down in Texas to rapture him as a sign and blessing for all those tormented souls that he created and so that we can continue our lives in peace!
A very powerful piece Mr.
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 02:15 — Anonymous (not verified)
A very powerful piece Mr. Pitt and a very accurate reflection of how most (sane) people feel about Dubya.
George Bush. A man who never
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 01:45 — Steve from Vermont (not verified)
George Bush. A man who never understood How bad he was So he kept on doing What he did and leaves office Still clueless And with a smile on his Stupid face
And left us with 1.2
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 01:32 — Graycard (not verified)
And left us with 1.2 trillion dollars in debt for the first year of the new administration. You are a worthless asswipe, but we are worse. SHAME SHAME SHAME on us. We let you do it.
Don't you love how Americans
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 01:28 — Bobalot (not verified)
Don't you love how Americans disassociate themselves from Bush? YOU voted him in a second time. YOU unleashed him upon the world. Where were the great American public when the world, for once, genuinely needed them? Furiously typing on their computers whilst the world burned? Congratulations all around.
Does treason still carry the
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 01:22 — dayne (not verified)
Does treason still carry the hanging penalty? Forget impeachment put treason on a national ballot and televise the subsequent hanging!
. . . But how will we be
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 01:03 — Anonymous (not verified)
. . . But how will we be able to prevent this from happening again without ANY legal consequences for this administration's breathtaking list of high crimes, misdemeanors and outright attacks against the Constitution? What kind of precedence has Nancy Pelosi made by refusing to pursue impeachment of this criminal?
Get a life..Grow up and
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 00:37 — Anonymous (not verified)
Get a life..Grow up and smell the coffee. You are full of crap. A Veteran.
So, so true, and well put,
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 00:32 — Anonymous (not verified)
So, so true, and well put, but Please NEVER EVER Forget that G. W. Bush is only a Puppet...... and his Puppet Masters are really to blame for all his evil deeds. And until the PPL of America wake up and finely SEE who the Puppet Masters behind the curtains are, they will have only have puppets of a different col0r, (Red or Blue) over and over again. With a few exceptions (Ron Paul), ALL of our Congress are bought and paid for, by these Puppet Masters, so even though G.W. is gone, don't think for one sec. that much of anything of real consequence, is going to change with our newest Blue Puppet...... What really needs to change, is the Elite Puppet Masters! And till they are removed from running the world, our Great Country and the rest of the world will continue to suffer from their Greed, and Evil Plans for the rest of us on the Planet.
So with all this said about
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 00:31 — Anonymous (not verified)
So with all this said about his crimes against humanity and especially against the American people, those living and generations to come....do tell me why we are allowing him to get away scott free and not face trial for his crimes????? To demand that he and his crew of wrongdoers stand trial is the only response we should have....for sticks and stones may break his bones, but talk will never hurt him or his followers....America is no democracy its a dictatorship.
"May you live forever, you
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 00:20 — Anonymous (not verified)
"May you live forever, you son of a bitch." 21 Jan, 2019, federal protection ends and he's gonna live a gated community. Sounds like a wonderful good old fashion south texas big gamem hunt. No chance for the prey to escape.
How can we not agree with
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 00:16 — W.R.K. Canada (not verified)
How can we not agree with everything that has been said here. But what has puzzled a lot of us Canadians is why Americans voted in this idiot for his second term in the first place. Both of those elections smacked of monkey-business. We couldn't believe how our American neighbours could go along with such an inept, war-mongering despot as Bush to give him a second term. Thank God American has come to her senses. YES YOU CAN! And now you'll have a strong, intelligent leader to do it! Bravo Obama!
I hope someone reads this to
Wed, 01/07/2009 - 23:52 — Anonymous (not verified)
I hope someone reads this to Bush as he might not have the attention span to read the entire letter himself.
Thank you for so carefully
Wed, 01/07/2009 - 23:45 — Anonymous (not verified)
Thank you for so carefully penning a summary of the current occupant of the Whitehouse's achievements over the past 8 yrs Mr. Rivers Pitt. However I would like to point out just a few of my own observations of George's years at the helm. They began with a promise to ban abortion, which quickly won him my mother's vote. But what he and everyone one else neglected to tell us is that in order to produce vaccines for the CDC's childhood vaccination program, which has been forced on children by way of denying their education if they do not comply, Diploid cells must be harvested from aborted fetuses to enable production of those very vaccines. The same vaccines that the majority of the Doctors conducting Autism Research have indicated as the most plausible cause of this and an array of related learning disorders. Then, when running for a second term Mr. Bush led the population to believe that Stem Cell Research could only be conducted with Fetal Stem Cells. The ever ignorant George failed to do his own research of the topic, leaving hundreds of thousands of Americans to suffer needlessly when cures for their conditions might be attainable. One can only hope that George W. Bush will live long enough to experience all the types of suffering which he has caused people to suffer the world over. And oh yes,... Sorry to hear about your cat!
We don't yet know that "Bush
Wed, 01/07/2009 - 23:11 — Judith C (not verified)
We don't yet know that "Bush respected term limits." I feel very nervous that these evil minions have another trick up their sleeve. Could they really have arrogated so much power unto themselves, only to give it up on Jan. 20th and go back to the "ranch"? I have trouble believing that. I hope that our new President is able to take office in the usual way, that there is no unseemly event that intervenes and damns us to a new status quo where democracy is a fond memory. Mr. Obama's plans are so good, it's hard to contain my hope and excitement. Yet I fear we will not get to see them carried out. Anyone else out there kind of holding his or her breath, waiting for the other shoe (ha!) to drop?
Bush, like Hitler before
Wed, 01/07/2009 - 23:10 — Anonymous (not verified)
Bush, like Hitler before him, succeeded in his efforts only because he had the full support and funding of the wealthy industrialists and media barons of this country and no meaningful opposition from the US Congress and the blessing of a corrupt US Supreme Court. If there is a hell, and in these times one wishes that there is such a place, then Bush will not be going there alone but with the company of Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rove, Rice, Powell, Gates, Tenant, Limbaugh, Feinstein, Brennan, McCain, Paulson, Greensberg, Ken Lay, David Lesar, Erik Prince and Al Clark, Mike Hayden, Michael Brown, Alberto Gonzales, Antoine Scalia, Katherine Harris, Jeb Bush, Ned Bush, George Chief Justice William Rehnquist, Clarence Thomas, Sandra Day O'Connor, Anthony Kennedy, Admiral Dennis Blair, David O'Reilly, Jeroen van der Veer, Robert Murdoch, Harold Simmons, and so many others who have profited enormously these past 8 years at the expense of so many people.
Is it January 20th yet?
Wed, 01/07/2009 - 23:09 — radline9 (not verified)
Is it January 20th yet?
Guess what? Your buddy
Wed, 01/07/2009 - 22:58 — Anonymous (not verified)
Guess what? Your buddy joined the military. He knew what he was getting into. I'm glad there are people like him so I don't have to be forced into the military. So lay off the president. He didn't make him join the military. I can't wait till Obama runs this country even farther into the ground. Then these Liberals will quit bitching. Ron Paul!!!
A great statement by
Wed, 01/07/2009 - 22:57 — Otto Schiff (not verified)
A great statement by Pitt!! I think not enough has been said about the rape of the constitution. I believe it behooves us to take a close look at that because if Bush has accomplished anything, he has shown that there are ambiguities that should be addressed. This includes law by signing statements and official secrecy instead of open government. The constitution should be analyzed and amended.