I have never seen, or will probably ever see again, or more disastrous presidency in my lifetime.
Lawlessness, fear mongering, propagandist and war like, these are all qualities no one in their right mind would brag about. Yet these are the same qualities the current reformers of the Republican brand are embracing. Their idea of change and rebirth as a party hinges on coming up with a different way of marketing themselves, getting their message out, and convincing people a few bad apples were to blame.
Although they would deny it, the Republican Congress encouraged their president every step of the way, with absolutely no oversight. It wasn’t until the Democratic Congress took over that Bush felt obligated to do something different in Iraq.
And this brings me to the topic of the Bush Doctrine, a frightening policy of prevention, attacking possible future threats. Republicans praised Bush for taking the fight to our perceived enemies, using the insanity of such a policy to turn Democrats into enemies of the state, supporters of our terrorist attackers. Now in the minority, many Republicans have not learned from these rejected extremist positions, especially their ultimate party leader, George W. Bush. You’ve heard it before…
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”.-Albert Einstein.
Despite the loss of so many innocent lives and U.S. credibility, the Bush Doctrine lives on, at least in the mind of George W. Bush. As reported in the N.Y. Times:
President Bush defended his doctrine of military intervention to shut down potential national security threats before they mature … Bush delivered the remarks during a speech at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he first enunciated the “Bush doctrine” of preventive attack in 2002.Because it’s worked out so well, so far huh?
“In the years ahead, our nation must continue developing the capabilities to take the fight to our enemies across the world,” Bush said.
“We must stay on the offensive.”