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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Had Bush Gotten His Way...

New York Times columnist Bob Herbert writes today about the largely missing in action president in recent days, and Bush's legacy:

There seemed to be no end to Mr. Bush’s talent for destruction. He tried to hand the piggy bank known as Social Security over to the marauders of the financial sector, but saner heads prevailed.

Yes, imagine if Bush had gotten his wish and "privatized " social security. Then comes the implosion of the U.S. economy. Presto! We would then have the end of the safety network for our seniors.

Herbert continues on Bush:

When Mr. Bush officially takes his leave in three weeks (in reality, he checked out long ago), most Americans will be content to sigh good riddance. I disagree. I don’t think he should be allowed to slip quietly out of town. There should be a great hue and cry — a loud, collective angry howl, demonstrations with signs and bullhorns and fiery speeches — over the damage he’s done to this country.

Damage indeed! Bush is a war criminal and he and his vice president, and that creep Rumsfeld should be prosecuted and jailed.


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