As always, President Bush’s utter lack of humility and his inability to fully grasp how he personally failed on numerous occasions is just staggering. For example:
“Don’t tell me the federal response was slow when there were 30,000 people pulled off roofs right after the storm passed. … Could things been done better? Absolutely. But when I hear people say the federal response was slow, what are they going to say to those chopper drivers or the 30,000 who got pulled off the roof?” he said.
Okay, but the slowness of the response was exacerbated by pictures of the president playing guitar and eating cake with John McCain — and all of it was preceded by slow responses on 9/11 and the Indonesian tsunami. He also forgets that the famous words: “Brownie, you’re doing a heckuva job,” were mumbled on camera while a fleet of rescue helicopters — helicopters that could’ve been, you know, rescuing people — were sitting unused in the background.
He also said at one point that he hopes this “depression” isn’t as bad as “the Great Depression.” Errrr — what?! This depression?
Also, there was this: “not finding weapons of mass destruction was a significant disappointment.” No, no. We feel “disappointment” when there’s no more ice cream. Or when our favorite sports team loses an important whatever. Not finding — rather, deliberately ignoring the fact that there weren’t any weapons in the first place but going to war anyway — wasn’t a disappointment. It was one of the biggest, most expensive, most damaging foreign policy disasters in American history.