Bush comes clean: “Boy were we wrong! Oh and 9/11! Heh.”

Credit: J. Scott Applewhite / AP file, from MSNBCAfter realizing that nobody was buying the “trust us, we’ll find those damn WMDs… soon… ish…” party line, Bush has accepted responsibility for being a moron.

“I am,” Bush said solemnly in speech to US soliders, “a moron.”

“No you’re not,” someone offered from the friendly, mostly reality-despising crowd.

This about-face appears to negate months of lies and misdirections that the administration has tried to feed us about the reasons why we’re at war in Iraq right now and how it’s really been going. Interestingly, the international community has known about this intricate web of self-deception both in Bush and his country for some time. They jokingly have taken to calling it “Bush’s Folly” (Silly Canadians).

Bush’s additional omiss… I mean, admission…, that he is to blame for going to war, should come as no surprise, since, according to the veep, the authority to go to war lies solely with the president. And, for those of you dozing off, Bush is, still, somehow, the president. And oh yes, the Constitution is just a damn piece of paper anyway, so even if someone were to try and make the case that only Congress has the authority to go to war, you’d have to search pretty far and wide to actually substantiate your claims.

Anyway, before we conclude this fake news snippet, just wanted to make mention of another interesting tidbit. Even now, as Bush concedes that the intelligence that justified his case for war (yeah, remember the mobile mobile weapons labs?) is really, no, really full of shyte, we’re reminded that this was the right thing to do™. C’mon, his goals were always bigger than just removing Saddam. Pssh, duh.

And yes, as we enter the holiday season and begin to bargain for our sins with a benevolent and Wal-mart backed Santa, Bush continues to believe that having on his conscience more than 2,300 American casualties, 30,000 Iraqi deaths, and the ruination of 100s of thousands more doesn’t warrant any kind of repetence.

So be it. Now that we’ve got him on record, it’ll be great to hear the full story be told, from beginning to end, sans bullshit, sans Rovian spin. Kent, need any help?

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Author: Chris Messina

Head of West Coast Business Development at Republic. Ever-curious product designer and technologist. Hashtag inventor. Previously: Molly.com (YC W18), Uber, Google.

7 thoughts on “Bush comes clean: “Boy were we wrong! Oh and 9/11! Heh.””

  1. Umm, what about the WMD materials that were found? The 500 tons of yellow cake uranium, the 1.5 tons of partially enriched uranium, the artillery shells loaded with Sarin and mustard gas, the scientist whom was instructed to bury nuclear weapon plans and equipment in his back yard to be unburied when sactions were lifted.

    And, even if some of the intelligence was wrong, much of it was right. It’s not like we were the only ones agreeing with the intelligence. The British, French, and German intelligence agencies did as well.

    Hell, even during the Clinton administration you have Mr. Clinton’s National Security Advisor in 1998 saying “He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983.”

    You have Nancy Pelosi, then a member of the House Intelligence Committe saying “Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons-of-mass-destruction technology, which is a threat to countries in the region, and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process.”

    In 2002 Ted Kennedy said “We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction.”

    An correct me if I’m wrong, Congress, by an overwhelming majority, *did* authorize the use of force in Iraq.

    The ruination of 100s of thousands of Iraqi lives? Hardly.

  2. Jacked, while seemingly informed, is apparently skirting the most important numbers and went straight to the ‘ruination’ figure… with a comment of ‘HARDLY’? How could you possibly say Hardly? We’d love to know if you spent time with the entire nation of Iraq and it’s neighbors to discuss the wavering disaster area that some (i’m not saying ‘you’ here) might unwittingly call a burgeoning capitalistic newborn.

    Profit, money, war, no war, pointing fingers, oil, wmd, dead, murdered, numbers, ruination, hardly,…

    For hell’s sake, let’s get over ourselves and our grubbing egos and make some responsible choices about the world.

  3. Amen Luke. And note that even though Jacked cited Democrats to make his case, he made one critical error: he assumed that I like the democrats. Sorry, the whole political system is fucked and full of lies, damn lies!

    For my part, well, take it with an acre of salt and some humor and you might digest it just in time to become boring and corporate and apathetic.

    I will, however, give credit to the dudes behind Bush. They’re the most sophisticated liars I’ve ever witnessed take over a country. Bravo to them for a job masterfully executed even if I despise their policies, practices and ideology.

  4. Should this really be on the Flock feeds page? With such a polarizing topic (politics), this seems to be a bad idea. This has nothing to do with Flock other than it is what you believe. Also, it doesn’t look that professional. Imagine going to download.com and being hit with a full page of how oil prices are high and who is to blame and so forth. It isn’t appropriate for the site. It should be (in my opinion) kept to the personal blog. I am a moderate conservative, and I understand the reason you post this. But even my uber-left winger buddy went “WTF” when he saw this on the feeds page. Half the country agrees with you, half doesn’t. You probably pissed off a lot of republican Flockers because of this post, while attracting democrats cheers.

    In my opinion, this does not belong on the Flock feed page for the reasons mentioned before. Not knocking your views or anything, but this kind of post does not help the Flock community grow closer, but divides them according to idealogical views. Not what you want, I’m sure.

    All this aside, take it easy over the holidays, man. Have a good one.

  5. Hey Dan, yeah, I take your point and you might be right. The thing is us Flockers are more than just geek technologists. We have beliefs and hobbies and interests and catch colds too. While feeds.flock.com shouldn’t necessarily become the personal soapbox for members of the team, nevertheless, we’re more interested in giving people a few view of our lives — who we are and what we’re interested in. I can tell you that there are plenty of people within Flock that disagree with me and my views; but we’re also big enough people to accommodate the notion that not everyone has to agree with one another to get along.

    So to speak to your point more directly, I think what you’re looking for is a devfeeds.flock.com… We’ve certainly discussed what should end up on feeds.flock.com and decided that yes, we do want everything to hit it, controversial or not. Hey! We’re people after all.

    But there is also a desire to provide information singularly about Flock’s development that perhaps Technorati doesn’t quite give you. I do think we’re going to move in that direction and offer exactly that kind of content so that you can have your own Flock content devoid of my political rantings (I don’t blame you!) and other things that aren’t of interest. But for now, feeds.flock.com will continue to be a full mashup of all the Flockstars lives, full of vim, vinegar and vitriol.

  6. I read the article “High Noon in Crawford” in Vanity Fair that like every article about Bush can’t offer substance about his policies, because Bush, while spending “20 percent of his presidency [on vacation]”, does not talk about his policies.

    The article is long and not particularly insightful, unless you are interested in the obvious:
    * that Bush is abusing the hospitality of Crawford, Texas
    * that some Texas’ are Bush believers

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