There are times when I wonder how Bush can even talk with a straight face, given the crooked lies that tumble out of his mouth with such frightening regularity.
Take Thursday’s press conference.
First, he said, “I think recent days have been a moment that the country can be proud of.”
Well, in this moment, one of the big stories that’s come out is the destruction of the CIA’s home videos of waterboarding.
This compounds the crime of torture with the crime of obstruction of justice, since several pending court cases on detainee treatment required the preservation of all evidence.
Not exactly a proud moment for this country.
Then Bush said that the signing of the energy bill “demonstrates America’s leadership in confronting climate change.”
But that “leadership” won’t get our vehicles to 35 miles per gallon until the year 2020.
And that “leadership” was not exactly on display in Bali, where the Bush Administration deep-sixed any mandatory limits on CO2 emissions.
Nor was that “leadership” on display when Bush’s EPA, just the day before the press conference, refused to allow California to impose tougher regulations on the auto companies.
So much for “leadership.”
So much for “a proud moment.”