Friday, June 13, 2008

Bush in France, standing against moral relativism

Bush gave a speech in Paris to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Written for him, so not worth spending much time on, although he did add his own distinctive touches, by which I mean fuck-ups, saying that the US and France “stood united” during the Civil War when he meant Cold War;

thinking that the head of the Soviet Union was called a secretary-general; and in one memorable sentence referring both to a Broader Middle East and North America Initiative (actually the Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiative) and to a Forum for Freedom (actually the Forum for the Future).

He said that “We should stand against the moral relativism that views all forms of government as equally acceptable.” Name someone who’s ever said that, George. Anyone.

Speaking of equally acceptable forms of government, in the morning he dropped in on a theocratic state.

CAPTION CONTEST: What are they looking at?

He brought the pope a gift.

Just what he always wanted, I’m sure.

Then it was on to France.

“What a silly looking-doofus.” “What a silly-looking doofus.”

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