Sunday, April 30, 2006

Rolling Stone stones Bush

At the risk of preaching to the converted, I would suggest reading "The Worst President in History?" by Sean Wilnetz in the Rolling Stone Wilnetz leads off with the line
"George W. Bush's presidency appears headed for colossal historical disgrace…"
followed by
Now, though, George W. Bush is in serious contention for the title of worst ever. In early 2004, an informal survey of 415 historians conducted by the nonpartisan History News Network found that eighty-one percent considered the Bush administration a "failure."
It just gets worse from there, another tidbit…
"Armed with legal findings by his attorney general (and personal lawyer) Alberto Gonzales, the Bush White House has declared that the president's powers as commander in chief in wartime are limitless. No previous wartime president has come close to making so grandiose a claim. More specifically, this administration has asserted that the president is perfectly free to violate federal laws on such matters as domestic surveillance and the torture of detainees. When Congress has passed legislation to limit those assertions, Bush has resorted to issuing constitutionally dubious "signing statements," which declare, by fiat, how he will interpret and execute the law in question, even when that interpretation flagrantly violates the will of Congress. [emphasis added]

What appalls me is that the voters of this country, allegedly elected him twice.

Late breaking update: Rumor has it that the private fund raising for a George W. Bush "presidential library" has run into difficulties as his NeoCon supporters have decided that a book burning to destroy the evidence would be a better option instead.

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