even before they planted him, the whitewashing began: we’ve heard an awful lot about how kind he was to his service dog and his love of colorful socks and a lot less about his role in running an onshore terrorist training camp for Latin America’s death squads, his role in toppling democratic governments on two continents, his role in arming and supporting Saddam Hussein, then turning on him and kicking off a genocidal war in Iraq whose goal was to bomb an advanced, heavily populated nation “to the pre-industrial era.”
The US state religion is American Exceptionalism, and they have canonised George Herbert Walker Bush. In the age of Donald Trump, it isn’t difficult for hagiographers of the late Bush Sr. to paint a picture of him as a great patriot and pragmatist; a president who governed with “class” and “integrity.”
The Bush family are not your friends, not even when they’re cuddling with Michelle Obama. They are the scions of war profiteers whose fortune grew through helping the Nazis tool up during Hitler’s rise to power. They are war-mongers themselves. They have deliberately and coldly planned the murder of civilians: babies, children, women, the elderly.
Remember, the destruction of Iraqi civilian society led to the rise of ISIS.
May your millions of victims find you in the afterlife.