Opponents of President George W. Bush have always thought he was a mental lightweight. But now even members of his own party and fellow conservatives say the President is just plain dumb and stupid. Conservative talk show host, and former Congressman, Joe Scarborough raised the question earlier this week on his MSNB TV show when he asked: “Is Bush an idiot?” Scarborough followed up the question with video clips of some of Bush’s frequent gaffes and added that the President “seems like he is losing confidence by the day.” There’s no doubt that many foreign leaders look upon Bush with disdain. Colin Brown, deputy political editor of London’s The Independent, says England’s deputy Prime Minister recently referred to Bush’s leadership as “crap.”
Former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir once said something like, “Peace will come to the Middle East when the Arabs learn to love their children more than they hate us.” Many slightly differing versions of this quotation can be found easily on the Internet. Some quote Meir as saying “Arabs,” while in others she says “Muslims,” “terrorists” or “Palestinians.” In whatever form, this is an example of an expression that is so apt and resonant with its hearers that they embrace it and, before you know it, you find it everywhere.
Haven’t you ever wondered if at least some of the airport security measures aren’t part of a secret government program to see how much humiliation the flying public can take before it rebels? How long before some fed up patriot stands up and yells, “I want to be somebody! I want to wear shoes! I want to smell good!”
Two fighter jets were scrambled Wednesday to escort a London-to-Washington flight to an emergency landing in Boston after a passenger became so agitated she needed to be restrained, authorities said. But the suspected terror threat turned out to be nothing more than unruly passenger — the second time in a week that the U.S. government scrambled its resources for a threat that wasn’t.