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article imageOp-Ed: Bush Book: Are Blaach! Ugh! Yuk! Gag Me With a Spoon! Opinions?

By Sandy Sand     Mar 20, 2009 in Business
Aaaarg! The self-proclaimed “decider” has decided to write a book on the dozen or so most important decisions he made while in office.
That is either a bigger oxymoron than giant shrimp or the world’s worst practical joke.
That man, George Walker Bush, who can’t string together five coherent words to make a simple, declarative sentence is going to write a book. A book of all things! Hard to imagine.
Yes, the decider-in-chief has decided to write a book about the decisions he made as the Supreme Court-appointed president of the United States.
Just when we thought it was safe to turn on the tellie again, smirky face George W. Bush pops up in an over the shoulder box behind the talking head talking about Bush’s pending book deal.
The former president said:
"I want people to understand the environment in which I was making decisions. I want people to get a sense of how decisions were made and I want people to understand the options that were placed before me," Bush told The Associated Press.
Considering how many reasons from plausible to implausible, from ridiculous to insane Bush has given us for warring on Iraq, and everything else he did or did not do, it’s doubtful that even he knows why he decided to do anything he decided to do.
Give us a break! We thought we got rid of him with his smirking and his lies.
We suffered through eight years of him and his evil cadre of devils, who devastated our country, sacked Iraq, caused us international shame and trashed our Constitution…but Bush and “them” just won’t go away, just as your evil Dick “Darth Vader” Cheney won’t go away.
It was bad enough that CNN had the bad judgment to let John King do a softball, no-follow-up questions interview with the former veep and his scare tactics and accusations that President Barack Obama is going to kill us all by reversing Bush’s inhuman, un-Constitutional anti-terrorism tactics, and then CNN had the nerve to show it, when it should have been burned.
Somewhere in the hallowed pages of DJ, I dropped the opinion that who in the devil would want to buy an autobiography written by Condoleezza Rice after we suffered living through eight years of her being National Security Advisor and Secretary of State.
I said:
For the rest of us who were highly critical of Rice (and everyone else tied to the Bush administration) for her blind support of George Bush and his war and other policies, it’s a big yawn mixed with disgust over a waste of trees.
One could reasonably expect to not find anything in a book written or ghost written by any of these people that couldn’t be found for free with a conscientious Google search.
That same sentiment applies to Bush and anyone in his former administration who writes a book.
Of course, we can search Google until our fingers fall off, but we won’t find out why Bush decided to do anything he did.
And considering how often Bush lied about everything from the consequential to the inconsequential, anyone except the most devout, neocon idol worshiper could believe one word that’s yet to be written by a ghost writer.
Bush declared years ago that he hates to read, that all reports submitted to him could not be more than a page or two long. Which also puts the lie to all the lists of what W. is reading put out by the White House spinsters.
My Pet Goat, infamously read by him to a group of school children while the twin towers were falling down is more his speed, and no one can take with any credibility that he’s actually going to write a book all by his lonesome.
And with the Bush administration having started the spin on his presidency and decision making before he left office and continuing their revisionist history right through today, not one word of anything written by Bush or on his behalf would be believable.
It’s rumored that Bush’s book deal with the undecided upon, but under advisement title of The Decider, with Crown, part of Crown Publishing Group, for approximately $7 million is scheduled for a 2010 release.
Condee’s three-book deal for two-and-a-half mil is chump change when compared to Bush’s seven-mil, but pales in comparison to the $10 to $12 million advance former President Bill Clinton got from Knoph Publishing for his autobiography, My Life.
It’s bad enough that wealthy cretins like Bush get mega-million-dollar book deal, but the whole family is in on the act with speaking engagements.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Bush brother Jeb and wife Laura have signed with the Washington Speakers Bureau, and have penciled in speaking appearances in the U.S. and abroad in Asia and Europe.
According to Mike Allen of
Bush will embark next month (this month now) on a series of speeches that will take him to Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia.
The former president already has plans for about 10 speeches over the next year, and will do more in and out of the United States.
Which brings me to the question of the year: Will Bush dare to travel outside the country to any country where it's questionable that they have a price on his head…besides Canada, which just ignored its own laws.
Shame on the Canadian government.
Bush made his first post-presidential speech on Wed. March 17, not in the U.S., but in Calgary, Alberta, where he could have been arrested on the spot, which would have taken him out of circulation for the rest of his life and out of our faces for the rest of our lives.
What did he get instead? A hundred grand for stumbling through two hours of incoherent mumble-speak, and major protests outside the hotel where he was stumble-talk-lying and a crowd of protestors threw enough shoes thrown at pictures of him to open a Footwear-4-Less store.
Now, I understand why the Canadians were hesitant to arrest Bush or disallow him from entering Canada when he was a Supreme Court-anointed sitting president.
But under Canadian law, Bush the private citizen, could have been detained or prohibited from entering the country, because he was convicted of DUI.
And Canadian law specifically prohibits anyone reasonably suspected of war crimes, such as the treatment of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay, not to mention Abu Ghraib or the black sites, from entering Canada.
All of which was elegantly laid out by Gail Davidson of Lawyers Against War, on March 16, on MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann.
And there are anti crime for profit laws that prohibit convicted felons from making money off their crimes by selling their stories to Hollywood or writing books.
Yeah, I know. Bush and his evil cabal of cohorts have not been arrested, tried and convicted of any crimes.
But in the eyes of many, they have been tried and found guilty of crimes against the American people…against the U.S. Constitution…against Iraq and its people…committing heinous war crimes, including torture, shredding and violating the Geneva Conventions, of which the United States is a signatory.
Various countries have filed criminal complaints against BushCo and have warrants out for their arrests and with the World Court.
Maybe the next biggest decision of Bush’s life will be to not travel outside the country except to Canada and Mexico, because he just might get arrested.
And if arrested, his next biggest decision will have to be made. To fess up to all his crimes and throw himself on the mercy of the court.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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