In the spirit of an age in which “failure” has morphed into “deferred success” and “hunger into” “food insecurity“, George Bush responded to the question “Mr. President, the Iraq Study Group said that leaders must be candid and forthright with people. So let me test that. Are you capable of admitting your failures in the past, and perhaps much more importantly, are you capable of changing course, perhaps in the next few weeks?” thusly today:
… You wanted frankness — I thought we would succeed quicker than we did, and I am disappointed by the pace of success.
So, George is essentially given the Tim Russert “have you made any mistakes?” question again, and again, can’t answer it. “Pace of success”? It really is not possible for him to take the tiniest bit of responsibility for his own actions.
I know I’ve said in the past that impeachment would not serve any useful purpose, and in fact might hide other sins in this Administration, but this guy is such a dick that I think he certainly deserves it and more.
It’s gonna take some kind of art work and fudging in that new half-billion dollar presidential library to paper over this Administration’s fuck ups.