Mr. Bush…told reporters at a press conference with Mr. [Gordon] Brown that “one of the things that I will leave behind is a multilateralism to deal with tyrants, so problems can be solved diplomatically.”
It’s statements like this that will force me to create a new “Say What?” category for this blog. The guy’s clearly starting to believe his own rancid PR. “Multilateralism?” Solving problems through diplomacy? Is he kidding? What problem has he ever solved through diplomacy?
Or maybe he’s been reading Obama’s speeches and thinks they have a nice ring to them. So he’ll steal some of Barack’s thunder. But whatever Bush is smoking, he ought to give it up and face facts.
It’s also interesting to note that Bush has essentially conceded he will not be viewed favorably by historians. But he dismisses this by noting “there’s no such thing as objective short-term history.” In other words, all those judging him will be hopelessly biased. Only those who judge him say, in about 1,000 years will possibly have enough distance to truly appreciate the gifts he bore western civilization.
Bush is starting to remind me of Orson Welles’ doddering Citizen Kane looking back in his dotage with deluded fondness over his wretched past.