Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Bush Presidency: A 30-Second Cinematic Retrospective

I've been conducting something of a retrospective on the Bush administration, trying, in my small way, to push back against the Bush legacy project. That's the attempt by Bush and his cohorts to convince us that his presidency hasn't been that disastrous, and that history will even look back kindly. Yes, kindly at Iraq, Katrina, the tanking economy, torture, environmental degradation, the disdain for science and diplomacy, rampant cronyism and name just a few hallmarks.

Above, courtesy of The Sexy Patriot, is the cinematic retrospective of the Bush years. It's only 30 seconds long–but after the past 8 years, 30 seconds is quite enough, thank you. What do I see? Indeed, one disaster after another. I'm reminded, but in a dark way, of the Grateful Dead's line from the song "Truckin' ": "What a long, strange trip it's been."

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