Thursday, February 24, 2005

Of Jr. and foreign policy

I’m baaaaaaack!

The bar exam was brutal and the closest thing to intellectual sodomy one will ever experience. As they passed out our exams and answer sheets a fleeting thought passed through my brain, “What, no lubricant?” So now my self-imposed sabbatical is over and I can once again pollute the world with my insipid tripe.

So allow me to vent about our illustrious president.

Jr. is in Europe meeting with the leaders of several European Union countries. These are the same people, particularly Jacques Chirac and Gerhard Schroeder, that have yet to lift a damn finger as far as the Middle East is concerned and now we’re cozying up to these nit wits. Bush met with Chirac in Belgium and painted a phony smile on his face the likes of which we haven’t seen since Blinky the Clown passed.

Today Jr. is supposed to meet with Vladamir Putin during their much anticipated summit in Bratslavia, Slovakia to discuss a nuclear security and anti-terrorism agreement. Let me get this straight. Our president is discussing nuclear protocol and terrorism prevention with the guy who is selling plutonium & enriched uranium to Iran, who sabotaged the election in the Ukraine, who’s jailing political dissidents left & right, and who has now taken government control over the Russian media. This is like conferring with Courtney Love about fashion and table manners.

Now I realize that trudging through the morass known as foreign policy is akin to tap dancing in a mine field but, as the sole super power left in the world, are we going to start courting thugs like Putin. Four years ago Jr. said he “was able to get a sense of his soul, a man deeply committed to his country and the best interests of his country.” What the ?! Talk about your major Pollyanna complex. Jr. apparently had his head stuck so far in the sand he could drink ground water with a straw.

This is the very same US President that stated to the world after 9-11 that “you’re either with us or against us.” This is the equivalent to telling all those who didn’t support us to F off. And now he’s schmoozing the very same leaders who turned their collective backs on us three years ago. Bush is now talking in circles so much his tongue could open a wine bottle.

Bush has all the deftness of a blind man throwing darts. It’s more likely that he’ll nail the bartender in the forehead with a pointy projectile than actually hit the board. Watching Jr. conduct foreign policy is like watching the Marx Brothers screw in a light bulb. It’s like asking Captain Hook to give you a colonoscopy. It’s just painful.

Why didn’t Jr. do this three years ago?