Here’s an incomplete rundown of the incoming salvos fielded by the Bush administration since 9/11:
Bush administration leaks CIA agent’s name! (we’ll see)
Bush relied on old intelligence about Iraqi WMDs! (see, they want to know what the intel is, so our enemies will know as well)
Bush can’t find Iraqi WMDs! (hasn’t looked in Syria yet)
Bush lied about reports of “Yellow cake!" (disproven; said that the Brits made the claim)
Bush lead country into Iraq quagmire! (we’ll see)
Bush makes Americans Imperialists! (does anyone making this claim have a dictionary or a history book?)
Bush leads Americans unwanted Occupation! (true; unwanted by his political opponents)
Bush leads Americans into unwinnable war in Iraq! (*snort*)
Bush calls Iraq, Iran and North Korea the “Axis of Evil!” (um, hello?)
Bush leads Americans into unwinnable war in Afghanistan! (BWAHAHAHAHA)
Bush knew! (sure, Hillary)
Bush lied! (this coming from the Ted Kennedy)
Bush=Hitler! (no concentration camps on La Brea Avenue. Yet.)<--joke
I have a radical theory about the frothy attempts to discredit President Bush. This thoery involves neither the 2000 presidential election, nor the similar treatment that former President Clinton received while in office.
The main reason that President Bush is fielding so many boomless grenades lobbed at his presidency is this: he’s a Christian. And not just a lip-service Christian either. He wears his faith right there on his lapel opposite his American flag pin, unashamed. You can’t see it, of course, but you can feel it.
Remember his inauguration? It seems to me as if all the demons from hell have been screeching in protest since the president uttered the words, “so help me, Jesus.”
DISCLAIMER: I’m not saying that all Bush critics are demons, nor am I saying that all Christians are pro-Bush. I’m also not saying that people of other faiths or no faith are anti-Bush or are demons, if the proliferation of heathens on my blogroll gives any indication. ;-) (You have to spell these things out for those with poorly developed reasoning skills.)
I am also not saying that Bush deserves no criticism. Two subjects, immigration and Saudi Arabia, come to mind—though I do like how we pulled out of SA after we slapped down Saddam Hussein’s regime.
I am saying that the criticism of President Bush is taking on an otherworldly cast. It seems that each time one accusation is discredited, up pops another, usually with the accuser(s) ignoring pertinent facts. Considering that we are in the aftermath of the worst attacks on American soil in history and in midst of an on-going war against those who want us to convert or die, I find this trend unnerving.
Perhaps, being a Christian myself, I am prone view events with a certain skew. However, every time the next Bush “scandal” comes up in the news, I am reminded of this biblical passage:
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20; KJV)Yes. Such people bear watching like a hawk, to mix identical metaphors. And with commentary like this, one would think that some want the president, and, therefore, his mission—protecting us from the likes of Saddam Hussein--to fail.
I skew, you review.