The Ugliest American: Breaking the Vicious Cycle

It's hard to imagine that approximately eight years ago George Bush gave the ugly American speech. An ugly American, he said, is someone who makes the rest of the world do it our way. Now, ironically these eight years later, he has seemingly forgotten his own words, and he is the ugliest American of them all. It will take much more than we think we're capable of to rid ourselves of this stain on the American character.

Back when he was campaigning, and when he, astonishingly to me, seemed normal to just about half of American voters, George W. Bush had an interesting perspective on nation building. He was positively agin' it. Or so he said.

Who said the following?
I think one way for us to end up being viewed as ‘the ugly American’ is for us to go around the world saying, ‘We do it this way; so should you.’
..and this...
…I don’t think our troops ought to be used for what’s called ‘nation building.’
...and this?
If we’re an arrogant nation, they’ll resent us. If we’re a humble nation, but strong, they’ll welcome us.
Answer: George W. Bush. What in the world happened to the 'humble' President Bush?

Answer: It was a sham!

Hardly before the paint

George W. Bush is the ugliest American. Americans are at near consensus on the issue. Citizens of countries around the globe feel sorry for us.

I never voted for him. But I'll bet you did. And now you're planning on voting for one of three cookie cutter establishment replacements--Larry Obama, Mo McCain, or Curly Clinton?

dried on his new oval office name plate, he was scheming to build democracy, American style, in foreign lands. Bush's scheme couldn't have been more nimbly aided by the 9/11 terrorist attacks, after which the country would do anything for him. Interestingly, it now appears that his schemes were already well developed before his presidential name plate was even painted. So we went to Iraq on the grandest of pretexts.

And we're still there. George W. Bush has no excuse for being the ugliest American, but he nonetheless is. Americans are at near consensus on the issue. Citizens of countries around the globe feel sorry for us.

I never voted for him--never once. But I'll bet you did. And now I'll bet you're planning on voting for one of his three cookie cutter establishment replacements:
  • Larry Obama
  • Mo McCain
  • or Curly Clinton
Some choice! Tell me you're not that dense!

George W. Bush got into office on patently disingenuous platitudes. He is either a liar or a puppet. Which one is it?

These are the only two choices in retrospect. And neither one is pretty.

Let's not let it happen again. I'm getting sick of ugly presidents.


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