One event that sticks in my mind from the day is the footage of George W. Bush at the kindergarten. Booker Elementary School. Before I continue, let me say this: I am certainly no Bush apologist. As far as presidents go, I consider him to be about as inept and loathsome as they come. That is why I feel so angry about being made to feel so sorry for the man. And the reason is: Andrew Card. At the time of the air attacks on New York and Washington he was the White House Chief of Staff, the President's number one man on all things to do with the organisation and running of day-to-day presidential operations. That guy was the prick that came out and whispered in the C-in-C's ear that yes indeed, a second plane had hit the WTC, and that now the South Tower was ablaze, and that it was indeed looking like a deliberate attack on the US. And then he walked away. That fucker just left his boss hanging, in shock, with his ass blowing in the wind.
|Andrew Card. Fuckwit.|
Regardless of Card's inhuman stupidity, regardless of the subsequent errors made in policy and action by the Bush administration, we remember those that died for no good reason, nearly three thousand people from ninety different nations, and we must pause to honour their memory and mourn for a future that is now darker without them.