Friday, April 26, 2013

The rogue's gallery of US presidents

So here they are lined up, the entire rogue’s gallery of US presidents (I’m not one who buys Jimmy Crack-Carter’s born-again schtick. I remember El Salvador, the Philippines, Iran.). They have photos of Obama & Bush laughing it up together with the comment that they seemed able to put politics aside for the opening of the lie factory called the Bush Library in Dallas, TX. What politics would those be? Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Guantanamo, civil liberties--on which they both agree? Or Bush’s regrets he didn’t get to drone bombard in Libya, Yemen & Somalia or send troops to Uganda like Obama?

They report Bush has kept a low public profile since stepping down from office in 2009. That’s because he wants to dodge the taunts & horse manure protestors cart after him. Early reports on the contents of that library are as bereft as the man himself who gives no evidence he's ever read a book. There’s a lot of monument there to house a lousy bullhorn and some baseballs.

The vile truth of his regime will not be told in those echoing library chambers in Dallas. His legacy is Guantanamo & the wreckage of Iraq, Afghanistan, & Pakistan. It is the testimony of the hunger strikers in Guantanamo & the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, & Pakistan that matter--not that of Obama & his fellow war criminals.

(Photo by Getty Images)

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