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You Want the Truth? You Can't Handle the Truth!

Bush is playing the blame game by accusing the Dems of “gutting” the intelligence corps and national defense that led to 9/11 and the problems we’re suffering from in the Middle East. For him, it’s always someone else who is causing the problems. Like the spoiled son he is, he will not take any responsibility for his failures and missteps.

His handlers have done their best to give him every opportunity for deniability of his failing policies on Afghanistan, Iraq, the UN debacle, the inability to find Osama and Saddam, the WMD scandal, the recession and jobless “recovery”, the myth of compassionate conservativism, his self described “uniter not a divider” persona, the farce of his No Child Left Behind educational policy, the Enron and corporate financial scandals, the trillion dollar deficits caused by his borrow and spend fiscal policy, the tax cut scam that benefitted his wealthy supporters and the so called “investigation” of 9/11 that Republicans continue to stifle. The list will continue to grow.

His handlers are carefully parsing his language to keep him from becoming a serial liar. No, he didn’t actually lie, but he didn’t tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

Bush now “owns” the stalled economy, the rising quicksand in the Middle East, the loss of global comity and an increasingly restless home front. He’s the one responsible. He’s been president for more than two years and has a Republican congress and a conservative Supreme Court. The troubles we see, read and hear about are his and his administration’s alone. He cannot continue to blame the past and those who disagree with him for his mistakes.

I wish he would give us some kind of signal so we can determine when he’s telling the truth.

Posted by grover at June 24, 2003 6:24 PM