'I Can See Clearly Now'


Isn’t it funny how you’ll be thinking about something only to hear your thoughts validated in the news? I’m sure Freud or the French have a word for it.

Wednesday morning I was musing about how the Crawford ranch, the pickup truck, the brush cutting - Bush’s whole cowboy bit - was probably “plain folks” propaganda appealing to his base. Remember when Mexico’s former president Vicente Fox’s biography called Bush “a windshield cowboy” who is afraid of horses?

Last night on MSNBC, David Gregory reported on visiting with first lady Laura Bush and viewing the White House Christmas decorations. Almost as a postscript to his report, Gregory said the Bushes will be looking at real estate in Dallas as they plan to move there when they leave Washington.


Lots of buzz about Charles Gibson’s interview Monday with George W. Bush. Lots of yelling at my TV.

Gibson asked Bush, “If the intelligence had been right (about WMD), would there have been an Iraq war?”

Inexplicably, Bush replied, “Yes, because Saddam Hussein was unwilling to let the inspectors go in to determine whether or not the U.N. resolutions were being upheld. In other words, if he had had weapons of mass destruction, would there have been a war? Absolutely.

Without using the word “goofball,” Gibson tried again, “No, if you had known he didn't.

“Oh,” Bush said, “I see what you're saying. You know, that's an interesting question. That is a do-over that I can't do. It's hard for me to speculate.” (TRANSCRIPT)

Forget the confusion. Go back to the part about Saddam not allowing UN inspectors in.

Is Bush lying? Is he in total denial? Is he just plain stupid?

In the run-up to the Iraq War, I was reading everything I could online, and it’s simply SPIN that all intelligence pointed to WMD. Bush apparently missed this Associated Press report (LINK):

“U.N. weapons inspectors arrived in Baghdad for the first time in four years on Nov. 27, 2002, and resumed inspections two days later. During four months of inspections, arms experts traveled the length of the country hunting for banned weapons of mass destruction.”

AP reported that on 18 March 2003, 56 UN weapons inspectors, along with UN support personnel, totaling 150 persons, flew out of Saddam International Airport at 10:25 a.m. Baghdad time. The U.S. invasion of Iraq began on 19 March 2003 at 9:25 p.m. ET. No WMD were found in the four months UN inspectors were “on the ground” in Iraq - or since.

Is it just me or don’t you think it’s a damn shame that I apparently knew more than POTUS?


I watched and taped CNN’s six-hour documentary series, “God’s Warriors,” which captured numerous awards, including the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and a special honor at the Emmys.

Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief international correspondent, produced the series, which focused on the political influence of Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

You can expect the same excellence in reporting tonight as Ms. Amanpour presents “Scream Bloody Murder.”

From cnn.com:

“They dared to speak the truth when no one would listen. CNN's Christiane Amanpour introduces you to the heroes who protested evil and lived to tell their stories.

“They tried to stop the killing. Nobody listened. Now, the truth will be told. … Amanpour traveled to the killing fields of Europe, Africa and Asia to understand the world's indifference, even as courageous voices tried to ‘Scream Bloody Murder.’

Watch this worldwide investigation on CNN tonight at 9 ET/PT.

PHOTO: For sale on eBay: one brand new saddle, never used.


Phillip Hill said...

Bush is one that likes being in the limelight and finally his last show is coming up soon. I think he probably did intend on living at the Crawford Ranch because it would not be as intrusive on his private life. I bet he feels now that he is about to be forgotten, so moving to a bigger city will keep him in the public eye. As far as the WMD, he has to be in total denial. I have known too many southern men (and other men for that matter, lol) that use denial to protect their ego. All I have to say is I hope he gets some counseling because the dictator has been overthrown and I am sure his ego is suffering because of it.

Jan said...

Tiny remembers that inspectors said no WMDs in Iraq. She also remembers Dubya saying on campaign trail that he was going "take Saddam out because he tried to kill my daddy."

Also, there was a "bust mosaic" of George Bush, SR, at the entrance of one of the hotels in Iraq where people were walking all over his face. That got bombed early also, knowing all the journalists were staying in that hotel. Then laughed and said journalists had no business being there!

There was going to be war in Iraq no matter what because GW Bush had already made up his mind long before he started running for the WH. No amount of propaganda by his cronies is going to change that.

Interesting that they are looking for real estate in Dallas. Are they afraid to live at their Crawford ranch? Afraid Iraqi's might bomb the WMD that lives there?

Another person called Dubya a "fence post turtle." Can't get on post by himself, can't do anything or go anywhere while he's there. Can't get down by himself.

Guess he's not getting on the saddle because it would chap his...well you know...


airth10 said...

Bush is not wearing a cowboy hat in the picture.

In some circles in Texas he is known as 'all hat and no cattle', meaning that he is just a 'blowhard' and nothing more. Well, the U.S.A. has discovered that to be true in the last eight years, to its detriment.

bja said...


FrodoAnonymous said...

Frodo picked up on the fact that the new spread in Texas comes complete with a "wet bar."

He rests his case.