January 12, 2009 Leave a comment
Today at his news conference, the president discussed his greatest mistake, without actually realizing it:
Mr. Bush went on, leaning over the lectern as he declared, in effect, that while many Americans have moved on after the attacks, he has not. “You remember what it was like right after September the 11th around here?” he demanded, adding: “People were saying, ‘How come they didn’t see it? How come they didn’t connect the dots?’ Do you remember what the environment was like in Washington? I do.”
So? Answer your own question, Georgie: How come you didn’t see it? How come you didn’t connect the dots?
And if the dots were there and you just failed to connect them, why did you need all those new powers and imperial leeway? Seems to me that if you had spent less time in the summer of 2001 paying attention to the Chandra Levy thing (who?) or the shark attacks (seriously?) maybe you would have connected the dots that said “Bin Laden determined to strike in the US,” you idiot.
And still defiantly dumb to the end:
To critics who say his policies have diminished America’s moral standing in the world, Mr. Bush said flatly, “I disagree with this assessment.”
He said was not certain why he had become so divisive — “I don’t know why they get angry. I don’t know why they get hostile,” he replied to a question about those who disagree with his policies so vehemently that it became personal — and added that he had learned, during the course of his time in office, not to pay attention.
He disagrees? Because, uh, according to Pew, he is, um, WRONG.
Seems pretty straight-forward to me, Mr. President-for-thankfully-only-another-week.