After living through the Repug beatification of St. Ronnie, wherein they ascribed such miracles to him as the tearing down of the Iron Curtain and the end of the Soviet Union, I was wondering when the Neo-cons and other remnants of the old regime would start on the rehabilitation of Shrubya.
Didn’t take too long! Former Bushie Elliott Abrams is already moving to credit Shrubya with the various ‘People’s Movements’ springing up in Tunisia, Egypt & Yemen. Well I don’t see him crowing about the one place Shrubya did directly intervene, Iraq. And we don’t see the angry crowds waving US Flags and yelling Viva Bush (or the Arabic equivalent thereof).
But I guess Abrams is right in one sense. The protesters undoubtedly have a lot of issues on their plates, including a desire for more democracy. However, what has them taking to the streets is the joblessness and growing poverty, stemming directly from the current economic crisis, which has direct roots in Shrubya & GOP policies to recklessly deregulate the U.S. Financial industry. So in a sense, you could call Shrubya the “Godfather” of Arabic Street Protests!
I wonder if the he or the GOP will still rush to claim credit if any of these People’s Movements take a turn towards Fundamentalist Dictatorship.