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Not beating around the bush2008-03-24 11:10:41dwayne


Read "The Idiot's Grin," an expose of President Bush and his Administration by Robert Scheer, contributing editor to "The Nation." An excerpt follows: "That idiotic "What, me worry?" look just never leaves the man's visage. Once again there was our President, presiding over disasters in part of his making and totally on his watch, grinning with an aplomb that suggested a serious disconnect between his worldview and existing reality. Be it in his announcement that Iraq was being secured on a day when bombs ripped through that sad land or posed between his treasure secretary and the Federal Reserve chairman to applaud the government's bailout of a failed bank, Georg Bush was the only one inexplicably smiling...Failure suits him. It is a stance he learned well while presiding over one failed Texas business deal after another, and it served him splendidly as he claimed the title of President of the United States after losing the popular, and maybe even the electoral, vote. It carried him through the most ignominious chapter of US foreign policy, from the lies about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction to an unprecedented presidential defense of torture.....For the full commentary go to http://www.thenation.com/doc/20080331/scheer
Updated: 2008-03-26 09:20:08