by Real_PHV_Mentarch | 6/09/2008 01:14:00 PM
President George W. Bush launched a "farewell tour" to Europe in order to "solidify" relations, among other delusional objectives to bolster his self-importance in the judging eyes of History, as opposed to remedy in a small measure his demonstrated incompetence - and that of his administration - over his two mandates as President.

This is what the worse President ever had to say on his launching of this little trip:
"I'm looking forward to meeting with our friends and allies. We've got strong relations in Europe, and this trip will help solidify those relations. And we got a lot to talk about".
On the menu, we have:

- Afghanistan;
- the economy;
- Iran;
- Middle East peace talks.

Now, I will not delve into (once again) why Bush and his administration have zero credibility with regards to these issues.

But I will give you another fine example as to why he and his administration simply can not be taken seriously about anything: the Bush administration is blackmailing Iraq into accepting its long-term military occupation plans - by holding hostage some $50bn (£25bn) of Iraq’s money in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

And for good measure, here's another example: the U.S. has pulled out of the United Nations' Human Rights Council unless specifically compelled to attend - citing the Council's stance on relations between Israel and Palestine.

On a related note, the President of Israel has been urging Bush to attack Iran.

And Bush, the saber rattling-in-chief on Iran, says he wants to discuss sanctions against this country with his European "friends and allies" while on this "farewell tour" of his?

It is no wonder, then, that increasing numbers of people in European countries see the United States as a "force for evil in today’s world".

It is likewise no wonder, then, that Bush is considered a disgrace among long-time allies of the U.S.A.

And it is no wonder, then, that many European countries have begun to "look beyond Bush".

Think about it: the President who was chiefly responsible for the worsening of relations between the U.S. and the European Union still thinks that he has "friends and allies" over there, no doubt expecting to be taken seriously and be welcomed with open arms.

As someone else wrote:
To say Europeans will welcome U.S. President George Bush on his farewell visit to Europe next week would invite a charge of verb-abuse. Welcome is hardly the word. But they will be glad to see the back of him.
Like a man drowning in a tsunami of his own making, Bush is desperately seeking any life-line, real or imagined, to save his legacy.

Why, he continues to envision a distant future in which Iraq is a peaceful democracy, Palestinians live side-by-side and hand-in-hand with Israelis and terrorism is a thing of the past - all thanks to his policies.

But the harsh truth of the matter is that President George W. Bush and his administration constitute a failed presidency - and a criminal one at that - built on lies, mendacity, arrogance and incompetence.

And only fellow incompetents, ever eager to emulate him and his administration, keep supporting him and singing his praises - like these folks, I am ashamed to say (being Canadian and all).

Consequently, Bush's "farewell tour" constitutes nothing more than a pathetic exercise of deluded and inflated self-importance - one last tired, asinine "mission accomplished" phony parade towards irrelevance and the ash heap of History.

Seeing "the back of him" won't come soon enough - because it is in fact some four years too late, at the very least.

(Cross-posted from APOV)

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