March 25, 2013
All the Perfumes of Arabia…
…will not sweeten this little hand. From Tom Tomorrow:
Posted by Jerome Doolittle at March 25, 2013 04:35 PM
I would love to think that Bush is suffering Shakespearean angst over what he did with Iraq. Unfortunately, I don't think he has the depth or intellect for such introspection. I'm guessing he's more upset by his lack of access to cool toys (like infantry divisions) than he is by the idea that he is personally responsible for the deaths and suffering of hundreds of thousands of innocent people.
I think you're exactly right, except possibly underestimating the numbers of deaths and suffering of innocent people by possibly a million or more?
I think Tom Tomorrow is on to something here. W is certainly incapable of self-examination or regrets or apology on any conscious level. But I don't think it's because he's a sociopath, as Cheney clearly is. He's just a simple, uninformed, unheeding, unimaginative fool. I don't think his choice of subject matter for his painting is accidental except on the conscious level. Subconsciously he's trying to work something out. Maybe some residue was left by all the school chapels and sermons he was forced to listen to at prep school.