I have rarely read such an accurate portrayal of the Bush Disaster in a mainstream, national news magazine, but this article in Time really hits it. “An Adminstration’s Epic Collapse” by Joe Klein is truly a sad summary of what this terrible president has inflicted on our fair nation:
When Bush came to office–installed by the Supreme Court after receiving fewer votes than Al Gore–I speculated that the new President would have to govern in a bipartisan manner to be successful. He chose the opposite path, and his hyper-partisanship has proved to be a travesty of governance and a comprehensive failure. I’ve tried to be respectful of the man and the office, but the three defining sins of the Bush Administration–arrogance, incompetence, cynicism–are congenital: they’re part of his personality. They’re not likely to change. And it is increasingly difficult to imagine yet another two years of slow bleed with a leader so clearly unfit to lead.
Mr. Klein continues his fine reporting on the Time Mag blog Swampland with this piece on Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Syria, and the fake outrage that has followed it:
…what is the real scandal here: that Pelosi spoke with Assad or that the Bush Administration won’t?…Or, as I reported last week, that the Bush Administration won’t even let the Israelis talk to Assad?