George W. Bush: All Hat and No Cattle
Seen on WashingtonPost.com today, a news flash from the Department of the Obvious:
"Bush has not matched his words with action"! Oh my god! President Bush has never substituted macho talk for real action. Never!
Except when he said we would do "whatever it takes" to rebuild New Orleans, of course. (He didn’t.)
And the time he responded to reports of insurgents attacking our troops in Iraq by taunting them to "bring them on", without taking the steps that would be needed to protect our troops from more attacks. (They did.)
Can’t forget the time he said that if they ever found out who blew Valerie Plame’s CIA cover, he’d make sure that person was "taken care of", either. (They weren’t.)
Oh, and when he declared "mission accomplished" in Iraq. (It wasn’t.)
Or the All Time Greatest Of Them All: when he swore, five years ago, that he would bring in Osama bin Laden "dead or alive". (He hasn’t.)
And those are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head.
George W. Bush has raised ineffective blustering to a kind of perverse art form. Why should we be surprised that he’s blustering about Darfur, too?