Truth? From Bush?

Admittedly, it appears to have been unintentional:

“I’m going to put people in my place, so when the history of this administration is written at least there’s an authoritarian voice saying exactly what happened,” Bush said.

We’re too weak-kneed to arrest him for crimes against humanity, as he deserves, so instead we let him use our country as a backdrop to announce the summoning of Winston Smith to the Ministry of Truth.


4 thoughts on “Truth? From Bush?

  1. I think it’s a bit unfair to say Obama’s ‘weak-kneed’ for not arresting Bush – he’s only been in office 2 months and he does have that whole economy thing to worry about, you might have read about it in the paper. Besides, from what little bit the news is reporting, it does look like there’s some investigation going on behind the scenes, and it takes time to put together a good case – I’d much rather that they take their time. Frankly, if all you want is a witch-hunt show trial that’ll wind up getting tossed out on appeal, then you’re not really part of the solution….


  2. Actually, in truth, as much as I’d like to see Bush standing in the docks, I doubt it’ll happen – the trial of an ex-President would inevitably wind up in front of the Supreme Court, and I can make a pretty good guess which way Roberts, Alito, Scalzi and Thomas will vote, and Kennedy would probably side with them on this kind of precedent-setting vote. Personally, I’d like to see Obama focusing on what can realistically be done – if I want fantasy, I’ll stick to Dungeons and Dragons…


  3. I actually didn’t mean that Obama should necessarily have Bush arrested – he’s hesitating all over the place on torture. Canada is obliged to arrest anyone for whom there is reasonable suspicion of being a war criminal. He should have been busted at the border.

    And no, I didn’t really expect it to happen, but a guy can dream.


  4. Well, considering the New York Times is too chicken-shit to use the word without adding the term ‘alleged’ – I don’t see that Obama can realistically move on it – there are baby steps, such as doing away with the term ‘enemy combatants’ – as I said, it’s only been 2 months, let’s give him some time. As for Canada – yes, we’re supposed to do that, we’re also supposed to stop anyone who has a felony conviction, such as DUI, which Bush had – didn’t stop him from visiting before, ain’t gonna stop him from visiting now.

    Dreams are all well and good, but sooner or later you have to wake up and realize the difference between what you’d like to see happen and what you can actually do.
    (Dear God, I’ve become my father…)


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