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Friday, May 16, 2008

Bush, the offensive liar

George Bush just can’t help himself: With the vast majority of Americans now opposed to the Bush-Cheney regime, he can’t say much of anything without offending the majority of Americans. But today he sunk to new lows of mendacity, even for a regime known for little else.

In Israel, ostensibly to observe the 60th anniversary of the country’s founding, he deliberately injected US domestic politics into the wrong place at the wrong time. In his speech, he compared those who would engage in dialogue with Iran to those who tried to appease Hitler. White House apologists later tried to claim that Bush wasn’t trying to smear any Democrat. He’s lying—we all know that, and he does, too, because that’s exactly what he was doing.

John McCain made sure the American media knew that’s what Bush meant. McCain, who famously sang “Bomb, bomb, bomb; bomb, bomb Iran…” at a campaign stop, repeated the Bush-Cheney mantra that the US cannot even talk with opponents. That’s because Bush-Cheney-McCain believe in waging war as the first and only answer to everything.

Bush injecting US politics into an international trip was absolutely wrong. Saying what he did was sick and offensive to all Americans. Denying he was doing so was a blatant lie. And McCain? Once again: Bush, Cheney, McCain—they’re all the same.

1 comment:

frank said...

Arthur, you are so right. This is probably the lowest act in the history of American politics. I would bet that the majority of the members of the Knesset were embarrassed and I wish someone there had spoken out against this act of bringing political campaigning to their country.

Saudi Arabia refused to grant him his request to visit initially. Don't know why they eventually agreed but they obviously didn't show him much welcome.

It's really sucks that we have a President who is not welcome anywhere. We have no influence anywhere in the world while he is in office. He is a sad, sick joke.