Making a “suitcase full of money” stop in the United Arab Emirates today, Bush 41 put an end to those Father Knows Best rumors by reminding everyone he’s still a creepy old man. During a Q&A after some “leadership conference,” the business-friendly Arabs who consider the elder Bush a hero still gave him a bunch of crap about his son’s Iraq debacle. Even the gals called Junior a dangerous twit.
Bush, 82, appeared stunned as others in the audience whooped and whistled in approval. A college student told Bush his belief that U.S. wars were aimed at opening markets for American companies and said globalization was contrived for America’s benefit at the expense of the rest of the world. Bush was having none of it.
“I think that’s weird and it’s nuts,” Bush said. “To suggest that everything we do is because we’re hungry for money, I think that’s crazy. I think you need to go back to school.”
So what about Iraq, anyway? Will Baker and 41 really fix that mess? Time to get your hopes down again. Says Senior of Junior: “He’s not going to change his view because some poll says this or some poll says that, or some heartfelt comments from the lady who feels deeply in her heart about something. You can’t be president of the United States and conduct yourself if you’re going to cut and run. This is going to work out in Iraq.”
Yeah, can’t fall prey to that lady who feels deeply in her heart about something, whoever she is.