Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Bush's Legacy of Cynicism

When George W. Bush surveys his presidency, he will see two wars commenced and none concluded, Osama bin Laden still on the loose, American prestige at record lows throughout the world, a military both broken and abused, and a country that in large part thinks its government is a liar. Guinness World Records will need a chapter for Bush alone.

Below is the email I just submitted to Mr Cohen. Follow my lead and send something similar. Here's his email address: cohenr@washpost.com

Richard Cohen
The Washington Post
Washington DC

Dear Mr Cohen

I want to thank you and commend you for your excellent piece in the Washington Post today regarding Bush's legacy of cynicism. I think the Guinness Book of Records will need an entire book for Bush, not a single chapter.

As I read your excellent piece this morning I was struck with something that I needed to write and ask you.

To wit, why in hell weren't you and the rest of the supposedly liberally-biased media writing stories like this and asking questions like this in the run up to the 2000 election?

Why was the Washington Post being led around by the testicles by Bob Woodward and your editorial board as the formerly great Washington Post served as a national cheerleader for the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq?

Why didnt you or any other respected news organ eviscerate Bush with this sort of reality in the run up to the 2004 election (his second electoral theft in as many tries)?

Why did you and everyone wait until now, after we have killed 3,900 American kids for his lies, after we have bankrupted the nation with his $400 Billion dollar war on "terror" fiasco, after many constitutionally protected rights have been eviscerated, after the United States has been made the laughing stock of the world community because of this jackal.

Mr Cohen. Why weren't you and everyone else in the media we used to respect doing your job instead of allowing this fool to run roughshod over our nation?

You can't re-write history but you can, from today forward, devote every one of your columns to pointing out what an unmitigated disaster our man-child in the White House is. To make up for your letting Bush get away with murder will you at least promise to do that for the last very long 448 days of his interminable administration? Please?

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