Friday, May 18, 2007

Hubris Unmasked: More Signs of an Administration Meltdown

Paul Wolfowitz is resigning at the World Bank. One of the architects of the ill-fated Iraq war and a Bush appointee to the World Bank, Wolfowitz is the latest neocon thinker to fall victim to his own hubris.

Before Wolfowitz, there was the irrepressible Don Rumsfeld. As secretary of defense, Rumsfeld never had a moment's doubt that he might be wrong about anything, and certainly not U.S. plans in Iraq. But he was.

And don't forget about John Bolton, recess appointee as U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Bolton promised to shake up the U.N. He did, turning even U.S. allies against us. Thanks for nothing, Mr. Ambassador.

Then there's the on-going meltdown of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. The more we learn about Mr. Gonzales, the more apparent it becomes that his first loyalty is to his patron, George Bush, and not to the American people he's supposed to serve.

Six years into the Bush presidency, we can all now see how incompetent and wrong-headed Bush and his people really are. It's a sad time for America.

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