Exit War President

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George,

Today you cease to be president, and I have to be honest: I will not miss you nor will I remember you fondly. I have, in fact, been waiting for this moment for 8 long years.

I have never been one for “what ifs”; at the very least my imagination has been limited to pondering what life would have been like if Abraham Lincoln had been a killer robot from the future. Having endured you, I now find myself thinking: what if Gore had been president instead… Would we have been in Iraq? Would we have been in Afghanistan? Would the economy have been in the drains?

Of course it can’t all be your fault, can it? Having seen you recount your own legacy on various TV-shows these last few days, I find myself almost feeling sorry for you. That’s when I remember. War, torture, surveillance, Halliburton, civil rights, habeas corpus, Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib, Katrina. I’m told that even your no child left behind act left children behind.

I remember that these were all important issues and that you completely dropped the ball on each one of them. Of course you could always invoke the looming threat of gays marrying to keep your pawns in the fold. Goodness gracious, what might have happened if there had been a few rainbow weddings? Perhaps if more people could marry we’d see more happy people spending money on flowers, rice and cakes. To me, that translates into revenue, jobs and joy. Oh that’s right, your moral values: torture okay, loving couples marrying not okay. Wait what?

You’ve mentioned countless times that history will be your judge. I believe that is true, but not in the way you’d like it. I will remember your for your excruciating “bring ‘em on” fratboy rhetoric and your misguided religion-based ethics. Mostly, I’ll remember you for your complete lack of finesse. I wish I could point at you and laugh, but it’s just not funny anymore, not even when you talk.

Wishing things had been different,

Joen

8 thoughts on “Exit War President”

  1. Beautiful, Joen.

    I do hope history judges him — judges, convicts and incarcerates him.

  2. There is absolutely no punishment I can think of that is too horrendous to be considered for the massive turd of a person that is George Walker Bush. Let him have the chair in his own fucking state.

    I hope he is dragged through a long and humiliating trial, that puts him and his cohorts in prison, where they belong.

    I hope long tendrils of guilt and corruption will pull out an unimaginably large number of greedy, dishonest people who supported and enabled him, and break them and and their careers of greed and destruction.

    People like Bush and his network of scumbags are a cancer upon the governments of the world, and I hope they go down in flames.

  3. Joen says:

    I can naught but agree with the two of you, that I hope some actual judgement lands on the Bush.

    Realistically, I just don’t expect it to. As much as I would sometimes like there to be a special layer of hell reserved for rapists, people who speak in the cinema and George Bush, I just don’t believe it.

    People like Bush get away scott free.

  4. Paul Johns says:

    I think George Bush was a good president, but most of all, a good Christian, who God spoke to and told to commit wars.

    1. Joen says:

      I can’t tell if you’re serious or sarcastic…

  5. Jenny-fa says:

    I hope that was sarcasm.

    Although I despise Bush’s policies and am glad he’s out of the White House, I do think he meant well. Sort of. In his own ignorant, blundering way. So that’s why I pity him.

    Anyway, he leaves behind countless excellent, Photoshopped/perhaps not Photoshopped photos to entertain us, like the one you’ve so graciously included here, including that one with him reading to schoolchildren and holding the book upside down.

    Need to catch up on the rest of your entries now.

    1. Joen says:

      Jenny-fa: Anyway, he leaves behind countless excellent, Photoshopped/perhaps not Photoshopped photos to entertain us, like the one you’ve so graciously included here, including that one with him reading to schoolchildren and holding the book upside down.

      I’m pretty sure none of those photos you mention are photoshopped… only the picture showing Bush in office early on, wearing the one ring to rule them all, was shopped.

  6. kat says:

    I often wonder “what if” Al Gore had become president during the whole Florida recount-the-vote mess. How would the world be different? Certainly, it’d be greener. And I doubt the financial mess would be as severe as it is today.

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