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September 06, 2006

History's Unforgiving Murkiness

NY Times:

If free peoples do not heed the call of history, Mr. Bush said, "Fifty years from now, history will look back on our time with unforgiving clarity"...

The possibility that Saddam Hussein might develop"weapons of mass destruction" and pass them to terrorists was the prime reason Mr. Bush gave in 2003 for ordering the invasion of Iraq.

Yeah...I don't know if there will be that much unforgiving clarity in fifty years, given that the New York Times can't remember what happened three and a half years ago.

Posted at September 6, 2006 11:43 AM | TrackBack

it's just a matter of style and breeing. The NYT is written by sensitive, non-partisan souls. When they hear someone use a strong word like "totallytotallytotallyforseriousinfinitytimestwoplusone,"
as the President did in relation to WMD, they transcribe it as "might." Keeps the blood pressure down, what?

Posted by: mathpants at September 6, 2006 12:57 PM

Junior may be right-- he may be counting on history looking back at his misdeeds with clarity only after he's long gone.

"I ruined everybody's future. So long suckers!"

Posted by: Jonathan insensitively partisan Versen at September 6, 2006 04:57 PM

Ten years from now, that freakshow will have to be medicated 24/7 for life.

Bush does not quite get that it aint going to be fifty years until the official culture turns on his reputation like vultures. What this speech surely is, is him praying he will be dead when that happens.

But, no, Georgie-boy will be alive when US forces are forced out of Iraq (heck, it might even be next year). Right around then, the unctuous Western pundititocracy will turn on a dime.

Right around then, Babs will die. Since his cold mother is an important figure in his sociopathy, at that point it will be off the deep end for the sad war criminal that somehow is a 2-term US President.

Posted by: Henry at September 6, 2006 05:49 PM

I hope that "unforgiving clarity" notes that after 9/11, Bush's great call to the American people was for them to go shopping. Somehow they forgot to tell us back then that a new World War had started. But if he wants to play Winston Churchill, he's gotta give the "blood, sweat, toil and tears" speech at some point, and really ask the whole country -- including the children of the rich, the drivers of the Humvees, and the stockholders of the defense companies -- to make sacrifices. Until then, Bush can't convince me that this isn't just another bunch of election year rhetoric.

Posted by: Whistler Blue at September 6, 2006 09:24 PM

somebody sure don't like coyote poetry, having forgotten that "united we stumble, divided we stumble".

Posted by: Jesus B. Ochoa at September 7, 2006 12:14 PM

I shot off an email to the NYT and told them what I think of the statement. The Public Editor came back with an email asking what article it was in..... I told him about GOOGLE searches.

Maybe now that they know about Google searches the paper will improve.

Posted by: Susan at September 11, 2006 12:25 AM

Susan, if you check back, could you send me your exchange with the Public Editor?

Posted by: Jonathan Schwarz at September 11, 2006 02:02 PM