Our Responsibility: Impeach Bush
"To the extent the federal government didn't fully do its job right, I take responsibility." George W. Bush
Well. I guess pigs do fly. And Hitler and Mussolini are ice skating in Hell. President Bush finally, at long last took grudging responsibility for the massive federal foul up on the Katrina disaster. And, putting icing on the cake, forced Michael Brown to resign as head of FEMA.
You know what? Far too little, much too late. Certainly for the victims of Katrina, and for potentially thousands of us who could become victims of new terrorist attacks Bush now admits our government's not prepared to handle.
But for George W. Bush, taking public responsibility for Katrina was a master stroke, the best possible political move. For once, he--or more likely his handlers--in taking heed of another president's fatal mistake, may just have saved this president's ass.
Which, I gotta tell you, burns my ass, but good.
Any pundit with a brain knows that if Clinton had come clean, admitted his adultery, taken responsibility for being a pussy hound in the wrong place at the wrong time, he never would have been impeached.
Clinton's adamant denials in the face of overwhelming evidence allowed his enemies to hoist him on his own petard. They'd tried fruitlessly for years to get the goods on the perceived shenanigans of Bill and Hillary. Then Bill's own hubris--and his penis--got the better of his political savvy. And finally gave Republicans the ability to stick it to him like he stuck it to Monica.
But let's remember one critical salient detail: Bill Clinton never stuck it to the country.
He made mistakes, and certainly used poor personal judgment, but President Clinton wasn't responsible for the destruction of anyone or anything, except possibly his marriage. Which, in the end survived.
Yes, he lied, and he was impeached -- but for purely political reasons. Think about it. His lies were about a blow job, for god's sake. And his holier-than-thou enemies hung him out to dry for it. Jeezus! Everybody lies about blow jobs ... including, I suspect, many of those who sat in absurdly self-righteous judgment of him.
But President Clinton didn't lie about causing human suffering and death, because he never committed such truly heinous crimes.
President Bush and his cronies are a different breed. They're all about Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition. At America's expense.
They've betrayed our trust in a much more elemental and dangerous way, by allowing innocent soldiers and civilians to be killed in an unholy war for political gain. And if that's not bad enough, they fiddled and dawdled while a huge, segment of the South burned, and drowned.
That's not sexual misconduct, it's criminal negligence. If it's not taken seriously as a clear impeachable offense, then the whole country has allowed itself to be screwed without being kissed.