Some of you may have noticed by now that I am not too fond of George W Bush.
I honestly didn’t know why. It was just hate at first site. I think it was those blank eyes – you know what I mean – “The lights are on but there’s nobody in” syndrome. And that stupid swagger of his. I could see from the start he was a dimwit.
But I left it there. It was none of my business. If the Americans want him, then they can have him.
But then there was the World Trade Center attack. Now don’t get me wrong. That was a terrible thing. But these things happen. There are thousands dying every day in different places around the World. Especially Africa. But nobody notices these, because the cameras aren’t on them.
But Bush saw this as a means forward. Here was his chance to further his career. Here was his chance to make a few bob for his cronies. Here was his chance to outshine his daddy. So he “declared war on terrorism”.
The World wasn’t too impressed. In fact they told him not to. They told him there was no reason. They told him there were no “weapons of mass destruction”. They told him that Iraq had nothing to do with the World Trade Centre. They told him that not only could he not win, but that he would make things worse. A lot worse.
But he went ahead anyway, because this was too good an opportunity to miss. He managed to talk Tony Blair into siding with him. Poor Tony was like a star-struck teenager. He though Bush was God Almighty. I was surprised, because Blair seemed to be quite intelligent. Just goes to show how appearences can be deceptive.
So they started their war.
It has been raging for years now. To date, it is estimated that over 50,000 innocent people have been killed in Iraq alone. Billions have been spent. The cost of the war alone could have wiped out all Third World debt and they’d still have change. Iraq is in ruins. And, as predicted terrorism is worse than ever before.
But Bush cannot admit he was wrong. He has created a mess of monumental proportions and he doesn’t know what to do about it. He just keeps saying that he can’t stop ’till the war is won. Get it into your head, you gobshite – the war will never be won.
At least Tony Blair has seen the error of his ways. He has admitted that the war is a disaster. There is hope for him yet.
So now Bush is on his own. The American people in a remarkable show of intelligence have turned against him. He has lost his only real international ally. He has turned World opinion against America. He has nowhere to go.
They say a trapped animal is a dangerous thing. But a trapped dimwit is even more fearsome, because he is bound to do something even more stupid and unpredictable.
On a lighter note… Why do they call the World Trade Center attack “9 11”? It happened on the 11th of September. So if they have to give it a number, then call it “11 9”. Do the Americans not realise they are shouting about the wrong date? They are commemorating the 9th of November!!
The only thing that I can remember happening on the 9th of November 2001 was that I forgot to reorder for my central heating and the oil ran out.
Now maybe there is a profound connection there after all?.