Sanity Injection

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Exploding more myths of the Bush Presidency

Posted by sanityinjection on June 11, 2008

We all know that the Bush Administration has pursued a relentlessly unilateral foreign policy, refusing to consult with or engage the help of our European allies and permanently damaging US-European relations. Right?

Erm, well, perhaps not. The Wall Street Journal blows up first the “unilateralism” charge:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120666168987070241.html?mod=opinion_main_review_and_outlooks

and then the notion that our relationship with Europe is broken:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121305526251459171.html?mod=opinion_main_commentaries

My thanks to the folks over at the Flopping Aces blog (www.floppingaces.net) for bringing these articles to our collective attention.

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2 Responses to “Exploding more myths of the Bush Presidency”

  1. Many Americans want to apologize for the tragedy of the Bush years.

    As we approach the termination of the worst U.S. presidency in our history, we, the common people of this once great nation, apologize for the crimes the Bush administration has perpetrated on the world. We ask for your forgiveness, as we step towards the brink of electing a true patriot who holds dear the ideals that America once stood for. With Barack Obama as our new leader, we once again have hope for regaining the role of America as the beacon of justice in a peace-hungry world.

    We apologize for invading other countries.
    We apologize for our role in global warming.
    We apologize for advocating torture and preemptive war.
    We apologize for abandoning the Geneva Conventions.
    We apologize for spying on people.
    We apologize for economic coercion.
    We apologize for alienating our fellow citizens of the world.

    We sincerely hope that the new president will usher in an era of peace and understanding.
    Thank you for your patience over the past 8 years, and God bless you.

  2. sanityinjection said

    I think I just threw up a little in my mouth.

    So let me get this straight: You think America is the only nation that is responsible for global warming, the only nation that spies on other nations? And what exactly is “economic coercion”?
    Why should America be the only nation that is not allowed to look out for its own best interests? I see no reason to apologize for being powerful and successful.

    It’s important that we all understand that the job of the President of the United States is not to be a “citizen of the world” or to win popularity contests among people in other countries. Underneath all the hype, I think Barack Obama knows that.

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