The USS George H.W. Bush...Finis
Nobody's Knows: Today, President George W. Bush gave his Daddy the biggest present any son could ever give a father...his own Nimitz carrier.
And that's exactly the way he presented it...a gift for a man who has everything.
Okay, it was said as a joke, but it certainly didn't come off that way.
This from a man who told us that since 9/11 we are in a new war...with an enemy that had no country, and that the conventional means of war were going to become obsolete.
But not until we make this ONE LAST BIG BOAT, I guess. Right, wait till the war in Iraq is over, then make the boat.
Last week, with a mere whisper in the news, the handover of Iraq was done. And I can't say that it was all due to a liberally bias press...it seems President Bush himself didn't want much fanfare.
And as for history judging his father, most of us still wonder why he left Saddam in power after the first Iraq war. It's almost as if he was thinking.."Well, I must leave something for Georgie to do."
As if the thinking of the family image and it's legacy takes precedent over every decision.
And looking back on Iraq, to me it seemed President's Bush's proudest moments came when he killed Saddam's sons, and captured Saddam.
It was a personal thing, you see.
President Bush (42) said today that it was a awesome carrier for an awesome President. And I thought I was bad.
One thing for sure...Daddy had a better education.
I couldn't help feel while I was watching the whole thing that, while most Americans couldn't be more proud of our soldiers...bringing this ship out in the last few remaining hours before his leaving office, almost smacked of a slap in the face to the American taxpayer. It will be the last Nimitz carrier built, and at what expense? While he gives a nice present to his dad, many Americans don't even buy presents anymore due to the coming depression. The timing couldn't have been worse.
He could have at least thanked the American people.
And the fact that our military has literally lost billions of dollars in Iraq, through sheer incompetence...doesn't seem to bother father and son at all.
As one man after another got up and praised President 41, most of the time it was because he joined the Navy. Okay.
So, he joined the Navy, when he was young.
Yeah, he joined the Navy. Okay, he collected sea shells for his wife from the Pacific.
I don't know. The most disappointing thing to me was how young the commander of the ship was, and how he gave the usual global "we have a girl from India serving on board" yada, yada...we are a diversified crew...yada yada,...
Oh, and most importantly, he had a degree in Political Science....more like politically correct science. Yeah---that's going to help when those missiles come at cha'.
God help those kids. I'm sorry, I thought the boy was much too young to be a commander.
It seems nowadays, anyone can have a job...as we see with our recent CIA appointment, you don't have to have experience, you just need to know the right people.
Oh, well. I'd rather see a new ship than a "stimulus" package any day of the year. The money is much more well spent in something that will actually help the country.
It's just the way the Bush family presented the whole thing. There should have been a lot more about the American people, and a little less about the Bush family.
I know they are very proud of themselves, but I wish they'd let us all in on their real achievements, because, a lot of us, just don't get it.
All this does is give the "comrades" more ammunition for the future.
But something tells me, the Bushes could care less, they are flying home on Air Force One.
Daddy Bush has gotten his "New World Order," and now, as his son says, he has everything.