Friday, November 09, 2007

Daddy Bush speaks

"Leave my Georgie alone!":

"Former president George H.W. Bush forcefully defended his son's handling of the Iraq war Thursday, saying critics of the current president have forgotten the "extraordinary brutality" of deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

"Do they want to bring back Saddam Hussein, these critics?" the elder Bush told USA TODAY in a rare interview. "Do they want to go back to the status quo ante? I don't know what they are talking about here. Do they think life would be better in the Middle East if Saddam were still there?""

I don't know. Why not ask the Iraqis?:

"BAGHDAD — Only a third of the Iraqi people now believe that the American-led occupation of their country is doing more good than harm, and a solid majority support an immediate military pullout even though they fear that could put them in greater danger, according to a new USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll."
But wait. That was from 3 and a half years ago, before Civil War set in. Surely things must be better by now:
"This is the third poll in Iraq sponsored by ABC News and media partners -- in this case USA Today, the BBC and ARD German TV -- and the changes are grim. In November 2005, 63 percent of Iraqis felt very safe in their neighborhoods. Today just 26 percent say the same. One in three doesn't feel safe at all. In Baghdad, home to a fifth of the country's population, that skyrockets: Eighty-four percent feel entirely unsafe."
A physically and psychologically trashed and shellshocked nation. Between 2.5-4.5% of their pre-war population has been wiped out in this chickenshit, illegal "war for no-bid contracts"... with no end in sight. If George Senior thinks his baffled little nitwit of a son has done a fine job in Iraq, he must be referring to the fine job he's done fucking it up beyond repair.