Sunday, December 14, 2008
Scene I Waited Years to See!
News reported on Sunday that Bush was in Iraq once again to prove how "successful" his war of choice has been. It's part of his plan to shore up his legacy, as he believes that his entire legacy rests on the success of Iraqi democracy (conveniently ignoring the squandering of the surplus, ignoring warnings of the 9/11 attacks, sitting in a classroom all clueless when the attacks happen, letting New Orleans drown, hiring an administration full of incompetents, and watching the economy go bust in the biggest way since Hoover was president). Yet, this trip was secret, as we didn't hear about it in advance for security reasons.
So, at the press conference, an Iraqi journalist managed to do what I'm sure many people around the world wish they could do: throw something at Bush. I have to admit that I love watching the footage. To see Bush look scared and duck is something I've waited years to see. Every time I saw his smirk since 2000, I just wanted to throw something at him to wipe that off his face. I believe that Bush should be forced to walk a gauntlet of Americans from D.C. to Dallas when he leaves office. All along the route, Americans on both sides of the street are allowed to throw tomatoes and rotten eggs at him. The theory is that, by the end of such a long walk, he will never smirk again. He will be a broken man who realizes just how hated he truly is. For a man who lived his whole life in a bubble and never been held accountable for all his incompetence that resulted in disasters for everyone else, he needs to learn the depth of how disasterous his actions have been.
We won't get that chance to throw tomatoes, rotten eggs, or even cream pies at him...so to the Iraqi journalist who bravely threw both shoes at him, I want to say, "Thank you! Thank you for doing something I've wanted to do but couldn't." The video footage is priceless. I know it's not good to find satisfaction in something like that...but when a person is so clueless about the damage he has done to so many people around the world, anything that breaks through his bubble is a godsend. It does the soul of Bush no favours by allowing him to live in a fantasy bubble, clueless to the bad effects he has had on our planet. If he doesn't have accountability, then people throwing things at him is perhaps the best we'll ever get.