Reflecting back on his accomplished life, it almost seemed as though the article could have featured Winston Churchill, Will Rogers or Mark Twain. “”Dubya Down Home on the Plains of Texas,” could have easily been the name of an article by Nancy Graham which appeared in a recent issue of AARP magazine. The article, which was actually entitled, “What’s Next for George W. Bush?” depicts the former president as a relaxed ‘down home-good ‘ole boy’ we all wish we could have a beer with.
The article discusses his “achievements” (quotes are mine) while president, retirement, and his plans to better the world (ala Jimmy Carter’s Habitat for Humanity). In her article, Graham goes so far as to refer to the war criminal as a “statesman” (read, Blood on Their Hands by Forrest P. Redd).
Bush claimed that his two biggest regrets while Commander-in-Chief were not finding Osama bin Laden and the fact that Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction. The grinning from ear-to-ear “folk hero” from the Plains did acknowledge that Hussein was clearly “a threat to world peace.” A small world it is indeed…..George W. Bush was also a threat to world peace!