Here is all the evidence anyone will ever need to indict this president for failure, massive, unredeemable failure. His mindset is clear. Let no fact, no reality, no reason, no event intrude on his version of events. Osama bin Laden, the man responsible for killing almost 3,000 Americans is not, in the words of George W. Bush, "a top priority use of American resources."
Instead we fight a war in Mesopotamia, the cradle of Western Civilization and George W. Bush's grave of choice for thousands of Americans. Make no mistake about it, Iraq was his choice. Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction. And the world and region were both better off with Hussein--vile despot that he was notwithstanding--ruler of a united Iraq.
Now we all have front row seats for the civil war there, one George W. Bush unleashed because Osama bin Laden, as so many of us have said time and time again, just wasn't that important to Bush.
And to think they called us fools, radicals, peaceniks, traitors?
We were right all along, and there's no joy in it at all. Just pointless misery, death and destruction. All brought on by a little, insecure man who had to prove he was tougher than his father.
Could Sophocles or Aeschylus have woven this tale any better?