2nd Dumbest Man on TV Interviews GW Bush

Former President George W. Bush did an interview on Fox News to promote a charity golf tournament to benefit veterans. Fox decided that the staggeringly stupid Brian Kilmeade should do the interview, with predictably ridiculous results. He helped Bush tell this hypocritical lie on the show:

Kilmeade praised Bush for telling people in 2007 that “American troops will have to return at some later date to confront an enemy that is even more dangerous” if the U.S. withdrew from Iraq.

“How did you know?” Kilmeade wondered.

“Well, I know the nature of the enemy,” Bush shrugged. “The long-term strategy just takes time. And I tell people all the time — of the record, by the way — that, you know, Condi Rice’s relatives were enslaved in the greatest democracy ever for 100 years. A democracy takes time to take hold.”

Neither Bush nor Kilmeade bothered to mention that withdrawing our troops from Iraq was required by the Status of Forces Agreement that Bush himself signed with the Iraqis. That’s an inconvenient little fact for this “I predicted what will happen” bullshit, so they just left it out.

Kilmeade noted that Bush had called former President Bill Clinton “at least twice a year” during his presidency.

“Has Obama called you?” the Fox News host asked.

Bush said that the president had called him before announcing to the nation that Osama bin Laden was dead, but did not call on a regular basis.

“Presidents tend to rely on the people they’re close to, and he’s got a team that he’s grown close to over the six years he’s been president — or nearly six years — and he relies upon their judgement,” Bush explained. “And I understand that.”

Yeah, why wouldn’t Obama consult with the guy who created this whole mess by lying us into a war with Iraq in the first place?

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  • D. C. Sessions

    Hey, maybe Shrub has some tips on getting Congress to actually do something.

  • Nemo

    I’m trying to decide if Bush just implied that he thought the U.S. should occupy Iraq for the next 100 years.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    Wow, he just used Dr Rice as a hanky to wipe up a nasty little squirtle of poop, didn’t he? I suppose it’s too much to hope that she eventually snaps. :(

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    The war will pay for itself. Eventually.

  • D. C. Sessions

    The war will pay for itself. Eventually.

    It already did. Bush was reelected in 2004, wasn’t he?

  • blf

    Whilst Bush ][ (and B.Liar in the UK) did the public lying, Cheney was very possibly the puppetmaster.

  • Michael Heath

    The more relevant question is whether Bush Jr. called Bush Sr., listened, comprehended, and then optimally acted. I think not.

  • pocketnerd

    Thus Spake ZaraModusoperandi, #4:

    The war will pay for itself. Eventually.

    Thus Spake ZaraD. C. Sessions, #5:

    It already did. Bush was reelected in 2004, wasn’t he?

    And don’t forget the trillions (yes, literally trillions) of dollars thrown at the military-industrial complex. That has paid off quite handsomely — if you’re a defense contractor.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    I checked the link, but couldn’t make myself watch the video clip: Was that breathtaking revelation about Ms. Rice’s family “on” or “off” the record?

    The long-term strategy just takes time.

    Brilliant insights like that, and yet the Repeal-the-22nd-Amendment effort didn’t take off like fireworks in 2007. Why does America hate America?

  • JoeBuddha

    So, did this interview make him the 3rd dumbest man on television at least for a few minutes?

  • felidae

    Didn’t GWB and Condi tell us the Taliban had been defeated in 2003? WTF happened since then?

  • Gvlgeologist, FCD

    Bush II called Clinton because Clinton was, well, smart and competent, not because a previous president automatically has something useful to say.

    The fact that Obama did NOT call Bush is a demonstration that Obama has good decision making capabilities.

  • sunsangnim

    I wish Obama would call Bush and then do the exact opposite of whatever he suggests.

  • http://www.aquaticape.org anthrosciguy

    So we have two possibilities:

    1. Bush is bullshitting (you can’t spell “bullshit” without “B-U-S-H”).

    2. Bush knew this problem would result from his negotiations but went ahead and did it anyway.

  • scienceavenger

    Fox decided that the staggeringly stupid Brian Kilmeade should do the interview

    Well, since they wanted W to be the smartest guy in the room, they didn’t have many options.