Tuesday, July 18, 2006

What a Complete and Utter Embarrassment

That's the best way I could describe George Bush's behavior this past week.

First, he started his diplomatic speechifying with words that could potentially make a violent situation in the Middle East more violent - Shooting out blame to other regional countries via verbal bullets
Israel's war planes began striking Lebanon after Hezbollah guerrillas captured two Israeli soldiers and killed eight others Wednesday in a cross-border raid into Israel. Since Wednesday, Hezbollah has fired hundreds of rockets at northern Israel.

``The best way to stop the violence is for Hezbollah to lay down its arms and to stop attacking,'' Bush said. ``And therefore, I call on Syria to exert influence over Hezbollah.''

The fighting came at a time of tensions between Iran and Syria and the West. Foreign policy experts suggest that Iran and Syria believe the violence will strengthen their positions in their conflicts with the West and show they hold the key to a settlement of the Arab-Israeli issue.

Although I shouldn't be too surprised that he salivates at the opportunity to raise the tension around the interactions between Iran and the world, there's no reason his stupidity and lack of communication should usher in military escalation. He's done enough damage.

Did I mention he has horrendous table manners?

Not only that, the fool in President's clothing doesn't have the mental capability to check whether or not his blathering rants are being picked up by nearby microphones. Here's the video courtesy of Crooks and Liars.
Bush: What they need to do is get Syria to get Hizbollah to stop doing this shit, and it’s over…
I'm not an angel when it comes to colorful language, but this is the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES at a gathering of the world's top eight wealthiest/most powerful nations talking like an idiot through a mouthful of buttered bread. It is not a venue where the words "Yo Blair!" should ever be uttered by one of the heads of state. Call me a prude, but there are times for frivolity and this is not one of them.

Ah, but if you think your cringing has come to it's end, fear not, Junior also felt it was an appropriate time to give the female chancellor of Germany a massage. Idealist Pragmatist reviews the cultural no-no's involved with George's little stunt.

Doesn't he make you proud?

[eyebrow raised in disgust]

Crossposted from The Left End of the Dial

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