Thursday, February 21, 2008

Bush in Africa: It’s easier to tear a country down than it is to rebuild a country


Bush’s trip to Africa, the second of his administration, is almost over. It lasted about as long as the one to the Middle East last month, didn’t it?

Everywhere he went, there were drummers. Evidently Africa only has one musical instrument.

Here he is going to a state dinner in Ghana. I believe the gentleman in the foreground is in charge of the potato salad.


Then he moved on to Liberia, where he noted that Laura “is the librarian in the family.” So presumably she’ll fit right in.


Liberia, he pointed out, is just like Texas: they both have a single star in their flag.


ONE OF? YOU MEAN YOU’VE LEARNED MORE THAN ONE THING? “You know, one of the things I’ve learned, and I suspect the people of Liberia have learned: It’s easier to tear a country down than it is to rebuild a country.” Damn Ikea instructions.

Africans will be relieved to hear this endorsement: “I believe African leaders can run African countries.”

Not that that stopped him trying on his new “Emperor of Africa” costume.


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