Monday, October 03, 2005

Bush Did It!

Over at Informed Comment, Juan Cole details the latest assertion that both Bush and Cheney were involved in the decision to go after Joe Wilson and implicated in the decision to attack Wilson via his wife, Valerie Plame.

"Rove and Libby were chosen as the hatchet men who would actually talk to the reporters and put the information around. But of course Bush and Cheney were part of the deliberations that set the plan in motion. It involved outing a career CIA operative (and likely getting her contacts in the third world killed). It was very serious business. Bush would have had to have signed off on it, at least orally."

Professor Cole extends the argument that Bush is responsible for the Plame leak to cover a long list of poor decisions and incompetent leadership. As Cole points out, there is far less debate over these failures than over their ultimate authorship. Cole clears that up - "Bush did it!" It might have been a Pentagon plan or something that came from Dick Cheney's office, but at the end of the day, George Bush is responsible.

"I have long been frustrated by the US press's tendency to talk about Bush's cabinet officers as though they were independent agents, and to put Bush on a pedestal...

It is fruitless to speculate about who dissolved the Iraqi army in May of 2003, and why. (This move contributed to the rise of the Sunni Arab guerrilla movement). Bush did it!

Who ordered the Marines, against their better judgement, to launch a reprisal attack on Fallujah after four Western private security guards were killed and their bodies desecrated there? Bush did it!.

Who authorized torture at Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib? Bush did it!

Who appointed Michael Brown, a man with no experience in emergency management, head of FEMA? Bush did it!

Who let Bin Laden escape from Tora Bora? Bush did it!

Who completely destroyed the fiscal health of the US government and forced us into massive debt, squandering Clinton's surplus and endangering social security? Bush did it!.

Bush is the president. He makes the decisions. If there has been a major bad decision, it has been his.

Who outed Valerie Plame as an undercover CIA operative? Bush did it!"

Bush's problem is that more and more Americans are seeing the absolute truth that in fact, each of these failures, disasters or felonies belong to George Bush. He did them all.