On Wednesday, the former President fell from grace Mr. George W. Bush—A man who ignored warnings about the 9/11 attacks, waged a deadly war in Iraq with false intentions, destroyed the US economy, racistly homophobic , and somehow established himself as a quirky painter — finally confessing to his crimes.
“This is a true and extremely shocking clip of former President George W. Bush giving a speech yesterday where he discussed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and unwittingly confessed to being a criminal. war,” explains Late night host Seth Meyers.
Yes, at an event exploring “election integrity” at the George W. Bush Institute of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, the former president said, “One man’s decision to launch a complete invasion totally absurd and brutal in Iraq… I mean Ukraine.”
The Freudian article about a Bush war that resulted in over 1 million Iraqi deaths and destabilized the region somehow drew loud laughter from the crowd.
For Meyers, it prompted him to snap a shot of a glass of whiskey he kept under his desk before saying: “I’m really sure that clip was designed in a lab to make melted the brains of anyone alive in 2003. Back then, if you called the invasion of Iraq ‘brutal’ and ‘absurd,’ the Bush administration and Fox News would spend a week calling you a jerk. betrayal, and every time you arrive at the airport, TSA will give you a full search compartment. (See: The Dixie Chicks.)
“Remember, this is a time in our history that is so hysterical and intolerant of dissent that people have started calling French fries ‘potatoes,'” he continued. free sheep’ because France opposes war – which is both petty and meaningless.”
The comedian then connected the Bush-era GOP to the current version.
“There is a straight line from Bush to the modern GOP,” Meyers said. “The Trump Republican Party is a natural evolution of the Bush Republican Party, which is lawless and authoritarian, and uses culture-war hysteria to discontent and frighten voters in the same way that the modern Republican Party does today. They just switched to different topics. “
And, let’s not forget: Like Trump, Bush considers Russian tyrant Vladimir Putin a friend and confidant, nicknamed him “Pootie Poot” and dedicated a wall at his art exhibit. himself for the portraits of Putin, including a person who is especially embarrassed to wrestle with a bear shirtless.