THE REAL GEORGE W. BUSH….I just saw Bush’s speech to a group of FBI agents on CNN and it highlights the personal aversion that I have to the man. Just as he did in the State of the Union speech, he made smirking references to the fact that thousands of al-Qaeda members “would no longer bother us” ? taking a sort of sophomoric pleasure in the fact. He acts like a ten-year-old who thinks he’s cleverly gotten away with saying something rude at the dinner table.
In fact, that was the only point in the speech where he seemed to really get animated. He practically started giggling in a wink-wink-nudge-nudge kind of way when he said this, and that kind of thing just sets my teeth on edge. In war people get killed, but it’s not something to take pleasure in. I wish he’d show a little more respect and seriousness when he talks about killing thousands of people, even if some of them are terrorists.
I can only imagine how non-Americans react to this kind of juvenile spectacle.