Hard to believe, but he's finally gone. Hopefully the next time I post about the little criminal, he'll be on trial for war crimes, treason, etc., etc., but right now I just need to say one last thing about Li'l Criminal Bush.
For quite a while, as Bush approached the end of his term, people were continuously writing and talking about his "failed" administration. Those people who think he was a failure are fooling themselves, or just not paying attention. The problem is with the basic premise that Bush actually wanted the wars to end, or that at he wanted what was best for the country. The truth is, he never gave a rat's posterior for anything or anyone besides himself and his cronies. Failure? Anything but. The only thing I can think of that he failed at was privatizing Social Security. He succeeded at everything else he put his hand to, thanks, in part, to the complicity and cowardice of the Democratic Party. Failure in Iraq and Afghanistan? Endless war equals endless profits for Halliburton, Blackwater, KBR, the Carlyle Group and more. What incentive is there to end the wars when he, his daddy, Dick Cheney and their pals will continue to rake in the cash as long as we're pouring tax dollars into war. He succeeded in raping the Constitution and giving more power to Corporate America. He succeeded in diverting the wealth of the nation to the ultra-rich at the expense of the middle and working classes. Bailout of the banking system? The largest theft in U.S. history. A shrinking middle class and broken economy is yet another opportunity to consolidate power and wealth. The list goes on and on, and I haven't even mentioned the thousands upon thousands of innocent people he has killed or the lives he has destroyed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Everything he has done in his time as president has given huge sums of money and more power to the wealthiest at the expense of the nation as a whole. Failure? I really don't think so. I bet he's feeling pretty good about his accomplishments right now.
Many people are puzzled by the lack of pardons at the end of his administration. I figure it could be due to one or both of the following:
a) He doesn't feel he owes anyone anything and they can all go to hell for all he cares. Feed 'em to the sharks!
b) Remember those signing statements of which he was so fond? Maybe he doesn't need to pardon anyone; they're all going to be protected by some some act or other that he snuck in while everyone was paying attention to the search for WMD, trying to buy duct tape for their windows, or something.
I have a feeling that we won't know the full extent of the damage he's done for years to come, if ever.
I am now removing this photo from my sidebar. I don't ever want to see the fucker's face again unless it's at his trial.