The George Bush-led ‘triumphant’ quagmire in Iraq ihas finally sunk into the craniums of a majority of the American people and is finally receiving much-deserving media coverage but look not very far below the Iraq travesty and there are other morasses well worthy of such limelight.

If George Bush wanted a world-changing legacy, well, he could have chosen the weaning of the United States from its oil dependency. That would have been a literally earth-shaking movement and garnered him uncountable accolades, possibly some sort of Nobel prize and the most positive of viewings in future history books. He could have laid out a plan ascribing the necessity to do so under the aegis of its importance for American physical security, economic safekeeping and freedom. He could have approached ‘selling’ such a dramatic re-direction through the opportunity for American citizens to join together for a greater cause–something that appeals to almost all but the uber-selfish. It would have worked and his tenure at this country’s tiller would be seen as consummately positive.

But he lacked the vision, desire, personality and mental health to do so.
He could have led the worldwide charge to reduce global warming instead of being the primary roadblock. His anti-science stances of soon to be eight years will be viewed as a mini-Dark Age fueled by extreme absurdity and monomanical but chosen blindness.

But he lacked the vision, desire, personality and mental health to do so.

He could have promoted a plan to raise the United States to the #1 ranking in broadband availability but he avoided any effort.

But he lacked the vision, desire, personality and mental health to do so.

He could have instigated a multi-faceted, rather than hypocritical, approach to worldwide human rights, freedom, democracy and to counter the rise of any and all facisms.

But he lacked the vision, desire, personality and mental health to do so.

Bush has enjoyed a political landscape exceedingly in his favor for six long years–being in charge of The White House and Congress. His much-triumphed ‘political capital’ instead was wasted on innumerable narcissistic follies. Because he had no opposition to temper his extremism and surrounded himself with a perverse mix of sycophants and connivers, his viewing of domestic and foreign matters, solely through a political prism, produced a myopia unseen in the presidency for decades.

His presidency will be viewed as floundered due to his need for petulant payback, his self-delusions of grandeur, his capricious and contradictory incongruence and his willingness, no, make that joy, in cleaving our country asunder if there was political capital in doing so.

American children have learned from this President that logic and reason are but a waste, analysis unnecessary, differing opinions treasonous, lying a necessary and powerful tool, buying off members of the press invaluable and that power and force, first and foremost, triumph over all.

May a renaissance bloom from this cesspool of Bushian absurdity.

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