Saturday, July 15, 2006

Be Like Iraq?

Is is possible that the most powerful man in the world is a dimwitted cretin? Yes it is. At a press conference at the G8 summit in Russia President Bush and Vladimir Putin had the following exchange:

"I (Bush) talked about my desire to promote institutional change in parts of the world like Iraq where there's a free press and free religion, and I told him that a lot of people in our country would hope that Russia would do the same thing," Bush said.

Putin replied: "We certainly would not want to have the same kind of democracy as they have in Iraq, I can tell you quite honestly."

"Just wait," Bush said after Putin's remarks were translated into English.

If it isn't bad enough that Bush insultingly lectured his host, he suggested that he turn his country into another Iraq. Russia has its problems, of course. Being governed by a fool and world-historical embarrassment isn't one of them. That's our burden.


Ben said...

too true. too true.

Scott P. Richert said...

This may be the single-most idiotic thing Bush has done as President, and considering the mess in Iraq, that's saying something.

Sean Scallon said...

It looks like Bush II's microphone was on again.

My how honest a portrait he is to himself when he's unscripted.

"Hey, Yo! Blair?" Is he competiing for the mook vote here?