People can poke fun at George W. Bush for his simplemindedness. But George W. Bush happens to be the president of a superpower, and in this capacity he can send cold shivers across the globe. Watching President Bush trip on his dog could be a touching picture. On the other hand, President Bush is determined to build a Kurdish state on the bones of Iraqis and put a “sanitation cordon” around Russia. Looks like America has only two enemies: George W. Bush and Osama bin Laden.
President Bush and his administration have been persistent in their efforts to give the international community more reasons for rejecting U.S. foreign policy and making sarcastic comments. The United States under George W. Bush has climbed on top of the world after taking the lead in the war on terrorism following the 9/11 attacks. Now America’s moral authority is plummeting as Washington does its best spreading its arrogance and egoism all over the world.
Gaining authority normally takes years yet one can lose it overnight. The occupant of the White House seems to be losing his authority increasingly fast as his second term in office draws to a close.
There is no end in risky undertakings America has been involved in over the last few years. It is obvious that the occupation of Iraq is a terrible disaster. Another 20 U.S. soldiers were killed in Iraq on January 21 alone. Previously, the U.S. Army had suffered heavier one-day casualties only on two occasions during combat operations in Iraq: on the third day of the U.S.-led invasion and in January of 2005 when 37 U.S. servicemen were killed during one day.
The U.S. is poised to send more troops to Afghanistan prior to another surge in springtime activity of the Taliban. However, there are other urgent things to do: bomb Somalia into oblivion, invade Iran, put a bulletproof on Condoleezza Rice and charge her with building a Kurdish state on the bones of Iraqis.
Europe should not be overlooked either. Hold sway over the EU by making use of the newly integrated states, which are ready and willing to pledge their support. Supply Poland with air-defense systems and make Europe a target for nuclear strikes. Surround Russia with a sanitation cordon and stir up hostility towards Russia among the “loyal allies.”
George W. Bush jogged with a legless soldier around the White House in 2006. He nearly choked on a pretzel a few years earlier; the incident might have evolved into a national tragedy. Looking back to the mishap, it seems strange that the CIA found no vehicle with a pretzel manual and the Koran at the backseat a couple of blocks away from the White House.
George W. Bush has been continuously falling off his bike or tripping on his dog. The man in the street may as well have fun watching him do so. The unfortunate events make part of the president’s private life, which is always curious to watch. However, Bush the politician will be remembered for years to come.
He confused deflation with devaluation while holding talks with the Japanese prime minister. His speech error caused fluctuations on the forex market. All in all, George W. Bush became famous for his “Bushisms,” i.e. embarrassing, and often hilarious slips of the tongue. “It is clear that our nation is reliant upon big foreign oil. More and more of our imports come from overseas,” Bush was quoted as saying.
President Bush got angry with Al Jazeera, an Arabic-language television channel. He was about to launch an air strike on the channel when his aids reminded him that the channel was based in Qatar, a country that is completely loyal to the U.S. So he had to give up his plan.
By and large, the current U.S. president is known for his lack of attention to detail. When he was the governor of Texas, he welcomed prime minister of Slovenia by calling him a “high representative of Slovakia.” Some ill-wishers claim that Bush was really amazed to hear the Spanish “speak Mexican” during his visit to Spain.
On the face of it, the story seems incredible. Yet everything is possible in the case of George W. Bush. The bloodbath in Iraq continues under the slogan Oil for Democracy, and there is no end in sight. And the world has to put up with the situation. Moreover, the U.S. allies show servility bordering on idiocy.
Posters saying Welcome peace duke were posted all over Riga during Bush’s visit to Latvia.
For your information: the last two words of the heartfelt welcome sound pretty close to a popular swearword in Russian. It is no wonder many people were reportedly bursting with laughter as they peered at the posters.
As an individual, George W. Bush can make you laugh or feel sorry for him. On the other hand, there is an air of apprehension and danger about George W. Bush, the president of the great country. The United States can no longer listen to other countries, let alone take into account interests of those countries.
George W. Bush will leave the White House one of these days. But the Americans will stay. God only knows how much time will pass until the people of the Middle East, Latin America, Asia, and Russia will start showing respect for America again. Indeed, the Americans have only two problems to tackle: Osama bin Laden and George W. Bush.
Translated by Guerman Grachev