China to Bush: Get the Fuck Out of Our Face
I’m going to do the extraordinary. I’m going to defend George W. Bush. Honestly.
Sure, the son of a bitch is a hypocrite of Olympian proportions. Under his watch, extraordinary rendition was ramped up, torture became the new favored method of interrogation. Our government spied on peace activists who happened to be Quakers and our Constitution and Bill of Rights now occupies a spot in the Oval Office’s bathroom where the toilet paper used to hang.
So it kind of angers me when Bush speaks out (mp3 file) in favor of human rights, however disingenuous and hypocritical he may be, to hear China say in the most diplomatic terms, even as he’s flying to Beijing, to fuck off.
Yeah, he’s got no right to take the moral high ground and he certainly could’ve hit those oppressive motherfuckers a lot harder. And, yeah, Bush is the stupidest thing to come along since dog shit. But he’s our stupid piece of dog shit. And you’ve got to give the guy credit for having the sense to bend to pressure in his waning moments of power to make some half-hearted effort on behalf of human rights.
Bush obviously didn‘t make any friends in Beijing when he met with Chinese human rights activists at the White House late last month, a reprise of a similar visit in May of 2006. And I’m sure the sons of Mao also didn’t cotton to him meeting with Burmese human rights activists today on the way to China. Even that empty gesture carried some impact.
I guess what I’m trying to say is, he’s an idiot but he’s our idiot and I do not appreciate China treating our idiot like this. At least Bush is willing to play the hypocrite and pretend to be on the side of the angels. China could played the two-faced game and smiled and nodded and said, "Thank you, George, thank you. Good boy. Here's a shiny object to play with."
But Communist China won’t even bend that far.
So fuck China. Fuck those Commie hypocrites seven ways to Sunday.