It's the ultimate irony, insanity, lunacy, mass deception--- at taxpayer's expense--- the pinnacle of organized, institutionalized deceit on such a grand scale that no one in their right mind could accept it without laughing out loud.
The dedication of a Presidential Library for a former president, George W. Bush, who openly himself admitted that a war that he instigated that killed thousands of people was launched on a country that had nothing to do with the 9-11 attacks, which is why the war was launched in the first place.
To top it off, this monument to lying, glossing over, rewriting history in a sanitized obscene exhibition, is described by the newspaper story recounting it in its headline, "Politics on Hold at Bush Library Dedication."
Politics on Hold?
No politics here?
The subhead on the newspaper article also reads, "A Day for Family, Sentimentality."
Who's sentimental? Not me. Nor perhaps the ex-soldier in a VA hospital trying to adjust to life without a leg. Thousands of American soldiers were killed and maimed and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis over weapons of mass destruction that never existed. Sentimental?
Am I losing my mind? Am I going insane? This living, breathing, walking monument to the glorification and deification of the system without delving into any of the mistakes, chicanery, and disastrous consequences that would rank him as the worst president in American history just above James Buchanan (who didn't mind if the South seceded from the Union).
Bush actually shed a tear for himself at the ceremony.
During the last week of his disastrous presidency, he tried to appear humble and expressed some regrets. Nothing consequential, perhaps losing some of the White House silverware.
Four ex-presidents were there to honor Bush, and two of them had previously called Bush's presidency a disaster. Obama, who won the presidency by describing Bush as the presidential equivalent of the Laurel and Hardy line, "Well here's another nice mess," actually praised him at the library ceremony, lauding his "Resolve in the wake of 9-11."
That includes urinating on corpses, burning the Koran, torturing prisoners in S&M orgies in prisons. As president, Bush did not have direct responsibility for some of these actions, but he gave the orders that set the wheels in motion that resulted in them. He does have infamy for removing the rule of law with the Patriot Act, throwing people in jail without an attorney based on mere suspicion when even Herman Goering at the Nuremberg Trial had an attorney. This is also guy who threw out the Geneva Convention with his tubby torture dungeon master Dick Cheney, the man who shot his attorney buddy in the face accidentally with a shotgun while hunting;, The pair instituted water boarding torture and relabeled it "enhanced interrogation."
Bush sent American soldiers into combat without flak vests early in the war. This is the same buffoon who paraded around in a uniform under a banner that read "Mission Accomplished," years and thousands upon thousands of deaths before it ended.
How could someone be so consistently wrong so much all the time and without failure fail and get a memorial library? Of course Nixon has one too, and he was going to be impeached.
This is the same man who told the head of the national disaster agency "you're doing a hell of a job" after he let hundreds of people, mostly African Americans, starve at the New Orleans (football) Dome in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
The day he left office the country plunged into the worst depression since 1932.
How could someone who has so consistently been wrong so completely all the time still have the backing of many Americans, even though a majority today admit Iraq was a mistake?
Bush is like Felix the Cat. He has a bag of tricks, and he always lands on his feet no matter what. Reagan used to have it too. They called that "Teflon." Everything slides off.
Bush once dismissively referred to the few opponents (at the time) of Iraq as members of a "focal group." What does he think about at his ranch when he walks to the refrigerator at 2 a.m. to get a glass of orange juice? I'm a hero? I did a good job. I saved the country?
Resolve? That's what Obama said.
Bush's lie-brary will tell you what a great guy he was.
The only thing Bush did that I respect is he joined the National Guard to evade serving in Vietnam, but then he evaded the National Guard by not showing up to meetings. His commanding officer never saw him there. He was off working on an election for a crony.
This is the same guy who helped a create a vision by most of the rest of the world of an empire out of control in that they were more afraid of the U.S. than they were of North Korea.
The following statement will not be carved on the George W. Bush Library, but should be.
George W. Bush proved the Founding Fathers wrong, and that their attempts to create a system of checks and balances against too much presidential misuse of power could be subverted by a ruthless man. He won't be the last.