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George W. Bush: The writing on the wall

The massive security operation in London to protect George Bush, the lies and reiteration of lies and Washington's acts of butchery in Iraq spell a clear message to the President of the United States of America.

In three years, George W. Bush and his odious regime have managed to destroy
the carefully-built climate of trust between the USA and the international community, to create the most venomous anti-American feeling the planet has ever known, to drive a wedge between the USA and the British public, traditionally the country's closest friends and to tear apart the tissue which bound the international community together in a framework of international law and norms, based upon dialogue, discussion and debate, in the proper forum, the UNO.

The massive security operation in London speaks for itself: five thousand Metropolitan Police officers, 700 US security men, not to mention the invisible army of British security officers and Military Intelligence operationals. 5,700 people to protect George Bush would suggest that he is more than a little unpopular. Normally, heads of state need a security barrier to hold back cheering, flag-waving crowds, not to save his life.

The fact that nowhere on Earth except in parts of the USA will George W. Bush see cheering, flag-waving crowds, should send him and his administration a clear reminder that if he needs 5,700 people to protect him in the home of his closest ally, then he would not dare to step off a plane elsewhere in the world, for some reason.

The fact that a British Prime Minister has, for the first time in history, to argue his case to stand with the US President also speaks volumes about the chasm which this administration in Washington has driven between itself and the British public, traditionally derisive of Americans in a jocular way but nurturing at the same time a deeply-felt respect. After three years of George W. Bush, that respect has turned into a sullen hatred and a heartfelt mistrust.

 

Bush's invention of a causus belli based upon lies might have been a mistake caused by an excessive zeal to go to war. However, the fact that he continues to mention Iraq in the same breath as September 11th, after he himself has admitted on more than one occasion that there is no link between Iraq and the Twin Towers, means that either he is a barefaced liar, or else is unable to grasp the facts, in both of which cases he is unfit for his position.

If he is waging war as a last resort, as he stated at the weekend, why then did George Bush invent false pretexts to launch this act of butchery in Iraq, in which tens of thousands of people have been killed or injured or maimed for life? If Bush is waging war as a last resort, where are the Weapons of Mass Destruction, which this invasion, as a "last resort" was expected, not supposed, to find?

George W. Bush is a liar and a mass murderer. These are the reasons for the 5,700 security men the US and British taxpayers have to finance, these are the reasons why Bush has lost the heart of Middle England, these are the reasons why the US taxpayer will have to foot the bill of an ever-increasing disaster in the Middle East for many years to come.

As Bush pushes blindly and arrogantly ahead, repeating the same old phrases, giving the same old reasons, the writing is on the wall. Isolated and despised, he has dug his own political grave from which he will be parted only by a matter of time.

Timothy BANCROFT-HINCHEY
PRAVDA.Ru

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