Friday, September 05, 2008

Bush's Last Days...In Jail?


Word that President Bush is looking for a ghostwriter for his obligatory post-presidency memior is really too easy a joke for future comedy writers.

The upcoming feature article on Bush's last days in office in this Sunday's New York Times Magazine by Peter Baker contains some sizable tidbits (Times link is available until Sept. 11).
  • Sources seem to imply that Sen. John McCain, through a letter to the president, urged him to increase the military force in Iraq or risk losing the war.
  • Bush is looking to buy a home in Dallas, while honing his faux Texan accent (you know, God Bless 'Merica)
  • A shocker: Bush does not plan to travel the globe as an ambassador of goodwill a la Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.
This is the most interesting tidbit. Baker does not elaborate on this point, yet many legal scholars fear a few in in the administration, notably Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Douglas Feith, Stephen Hadley and the president could be detained overseas by rogue magistrates similar to the incarceration of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. Click here to read about the theory of universal jurisdiction.

It is well known that Henry Kissinger frequently inquires about his freedom before arriving in foreign countries. Could this be the post-Bush future.

The inability to visit foreign lands shouldn't be much of a bummer for the notoriously inattentive mind of Bushie. Besides, most countries don't have hot dogs.

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