A Failure of Intelligence.December 1, 2008 at 2:12 pm | Posted in torture | 1 Comment
Tags: charlie gibson, death, failure, george w. bush, imagination, intelligence, rank stupidity, war, war crimes
Not a failure of intelligence agencies, but a failure of the intelligence of the person who pushed to be president because he believed he knew better than anyone else how to govern and oversee the United States — George W. Bush.
“I think I was unprepared for war,” Bush told ABC News’ Charlie Gibson in an interview airing today on “World News.”
“In other words, I didn’t campaign and say, ‘Please vote for me, I’ll be able to handle an attack,'” he said. “In other words, I didn’t anticipate war. Presidents — one of the things about the modern presidency is that the unexpected will happen.”
This of course comes as no surprise to anyone who has paid attention during the past eight years. The Bush presidency has been marked by failure after failure — failures of intelligence and failures of imagination. Apparently we’re supposed to now pat him on the back and say it’s fine, we understand — you just didn’t realize what the job of president involves.
This country will not heal from the atrocities inflicted upon us by the Bush administration until the people responsible — including George W. Bush himself — are held accountable for their misdeeds and, yes, their crimes.
There is not a single member of the Bush administration who is not guilty of crimes against the United States and the world community.
(Lithograph courtesy of The Library of Congress)