Posted by | October 22, 2010 16:15 | Filed under: Top Stories

By Yashwanth Manjunath

George W. Bush made a rare public appearance yesterday to plug an upcoming memoir about his illegal presidency, set to be released November 9th. When discussing the memoir Deception Point,–no wait–that was a Dan Brown book (probably a more accurate title though). When discussing Decision Points Bush joked: “I have written a book. This will come as quite a shock to some. They didn’t think I could read, much less write.” Like most politicians Bush’s most truthful statement comes after he leaves office (count me among those “shocked” by the way).

During his public appearance Bush commented on what he believed was his greatest failure. According to Bush, his greatest mistake was failing to privatize Social Security. That’s right, forget failing to prevent the murder of 3000 Americans on 9-11, despite receiving a CIA memo in his hand detailing the attacks a month earlier. Forget invading Iraq, a country that posed no danger to America, and starting a war that led to the deaths of 4400 American soldiers and 300,000 Iraqis. Forget his administration’s incompetent response to Hurricane Katrina which left another 1800 Americans dead.

Dubya thinks his greatest failure was not privatizing Social Security right before the largest stock market collapse in eighty years. If he’d had his way, seniors could have lost 40% of their retirement investments during the 2008 financial collapse. This is why some people are so shocked to discover that you can actually read and write Mr.Bush.

Ironically, Bush said his greatest accomplishment was that he “kept the country safe amid a real danger.” If my math is right the families of at least 9200 dead Americans might beg to differ on that.

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