Two weeks ago, after Bush vetoed the joint resolution banning the CIA's use of torture on 'high-value' suspects, I thought hard about giving him my 'Asshole of the Week' award...but didn't.
I should have. Because, after 5 years of feigned indignation at the use of term 'torturer' in reference to the United States, this waste of a man, this preening jackass, confirmed what the whole world already knows: Yes we do use torture and yes the mother-f*cking Bush Administration isn't going to stop using torture to get what it wants!
But then, Bush followed up with a display of monumental hubris. Drawing himself up with importance, he once again proclaimed how America must wean itself from its dependence on foreign oil just before shooting that sentiment in the foot with a lame reference to the 20 car motorcade that brought him to the Washington International Renewable Energy Conference. Gee George, thought that stupid joke up all by yourself did ya? You miserable tool!
However, in the end, it was a little discussed headline this last week that pushed me over the edge. You see Bush demonstrated that, despite all his feigned sympathy for the little man, he actually doesn't give a crap what happens to Americans. In fact, by personally (and illegally) interfering in the EPA's strengthening of seasonal ozone limits, Bush is essentially signing the death warrants of thousands of Americans, all so that his paymasters can have a bit more dinero in their pockets. Because that's what additional smog-forming ozone does...it kills people—the young, the old, the infirm—just as surely as if Bush himself had gunned them down himself with a legally obtained assault weapon.
So there you have it, enough stuff to make it worth declaring George Bush 'The Asshole of the Week'...in fact, the most monumental of assholes.
TAGS: George Bush, environment, torture