Considering how bland the NY Times editorials have become in their recent editorials even in the face of massive lies from the Bush administration, the author thought he would take a look and see what an editorial might look like in the future: this is from January, 2020.
As we look back on the soon-to-be-celebrated twentieth anniversary of the presidency of George W. Bush, it’s important to view the overall outlook of what He has accomplished since He’s taken office, and not dwell on the details of specific events, like the four Stock Market crashes and the six wars we’ve had during this time, as well as the replacing of the U.S. Constitution with the Presidential Powers Act, which gave Mr. Bush and His cabinet total authority over all aspects of the government until such time as He deemed it necessary to relinquish control. Even the public execution of the New York Times own Managing Editorial staff two years ago could in the long run be seen as a boon for Mr. Bush’s bold idea of a new, unified media.
The big picture is much more telling. The United States has made itself, thanks to Mr. Bush and his bold policies, the most powerful nation in the history of the human race. Mr. Bush rightly saw that the old United Nations, the diminished remnants of which now preside in its new headquarters in Geneva, was an irrelevant institution that needed to be destroyed in order to be saved, and that the United States, as the sole remaining military power, had a need to assert itself not just for its own interests, but to free the world from the oppression of lesser tyrants like Saddam Hussein. It’s a vision that would never have come to pass if the late Al Gore had managed to steal the Presidency twenty years ago, and those who spoke against against it early on have rightly been imprisoned or executed in the name of that vision, along with many of the leaders of the now-illegal Democratic Party.
Yet, despite the many things the Bush administration has accomplished over the last two decades, there is still much left to be done. Terrorist nations such as England, which broke away from America after our liberation of Syria, still need to be freed from oppression. France and Germany are rumored to be having alliances with the former regimes of Afghanistan and Iraq. Defense Secretary Tom DeLay spoke chillingly of Russia’s possible complicity in hiding Saddam Hussein, and of the repressive regime of China. Even Japan, once a staunch ally, is rumored to be harboring terrorists. But just as the Middle East has been pacified, so too will the remaining countries of the world.
There have been some dark moments and miscalculations. Osama bin Laden has yet to be captured, as has Saddam Hussein. The accidental shooting of Prime Minister John Howard during a hunting trip while visiting George W. Bush’s Texas Ranch caused some tension with Australia until it was discovered that the killers were in fact part of an organized attempt by the few remaining left-wing organizations, and they were dealt with swiftly and soundly by our brave soldiers. And Mr. Bush has yet to explain why there has been no investigation of the US Air Force’s bombing of San Francisco four months ago, and we ask again that He at least provide some proof that former leaders of the outlawed Democratic Party were meeting there.
Despite all of this, no one argues that, under the leadership of George W. Bush, America has prospered and advanced. And as the country prepares once more for battle, this time with the former members of the European Union, we can look with fondness over the events of the years past: the stunning military victories over such countries as Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, and Jordan, the swelling of the military’s ranks due to patriotic fervor (And not, as the few remaining critics point out, because of the fourteen million jobs that have been lost since He took office), and the freeing of corporations from excessive regulation and taxation. The need for more mansions and yachts for the wealthy has, as the Bush administration predicted, spurred a growth in jobs that will in time compensate for the losses incurred due to the economic failures of liberal politicians. In short, it has never been a better time to live in America.
So we congratulate Mr. Bush on a very successful twenty years, and look forward with eager anticipation to what will come next.
Joseph Vecchio, a veteran of both the US military and of the internet, is a freelance writer. His daily blog, “Pax Liberalis,” can be seen at http://joevecchio.blogspot.com. He contributed above perspective to Media Monitors Network (MMN) from Georgia, USA.