- Via MAL Contends
"If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice … “
The too-often-played song from the Bush administration’s endless stream is that some other force is responsible for how to decide the dirty problems, even as Bush occasionally squawks that he is the decider.
But unaccountability, political-fealty-to-Bush, jump-on-the-grenade (it’s all the same PR scheme, keep the boy from getting splashed) from the beginning has been Bush’s magnum opus, calling out the tinhorned dictator’s little marching orders.
With Bush and company in the Nixonian zone of detestability, the Bushies tell us really it’s God, history, or Gen. David Petraeus—anything that will keep the Bush regime from being cast as the voice of its own administration—that now decides.
From Frank Rich today: We must “wait to see what David has to say,” Mr. Bush says. … The most credible person in the fight at this moment is Gen. David Petraeus.”
From the Times on Alberto Gonzales today:
President Bush often insists he has to be the decider — ignoring Congress and the public when it comes to the tough matters on war, terrorism and torture, even deciding whether an ordinary man in Florida should be allowed to let his wife die with dignity. Apparently that burden does not apply to the functioning of one of the most vital government agencies, the Justice Department.
The country is so sick of Bush and his sleazy machinations that even republicans today wish that Bush would just go away and give their nominee a shot at 2008.
But we are stuck with this unaccountable boy for another 18 months, though his self-conscious cry—the Bush-boy is holy, anything bad must not touch me—is already old, shrill and unchanging.
As Consortium News writes: