New Bush Same As the Old Bush
in an earlier post i riffed about a scenario in which american leaders are peak oil-aware and, as such, might be trying to slow the global economy so the chinas of the world don't sink america's ship.
interesting to consider, but has to be wrong, right?
unless the top leaders of public government are brainwashed or robotic, i don't think such a scenario holds water in light of george bush & tony blair's G8 conversation. unaware that they were being recorded, it's safe to assume both guys were caught in their natural state ... speaking their minds off-the-cuff, if you will.
needless to say, off-the-cuff bush is 100% cringe-worthy. he may have sounded like a diplomatic lightweight ... or he may have sounded like a playground bully pushing blair around. but in this glimpse behind the curtain, he certainly didn't sound like the man with the plan.
my expectation from a "real" conversation was that we'd hear some juicy stuff. get some real insight. instead, we see how uninterested bush really is by all of this stuff. it reminds me of his detachment during the katrina episode. there was no anti-black conspiracy there ... the guy just doesn't care.
or maybe he is that dumb and powerless and there is a group calling the real shots. if that's the case, they couldn't have found a better man than george bush to convince everyone that our leaders are intellectually incapable of leading cabals & conspiracies. what we learned from the open mic convo was that private bush is much the same as public bush.