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15 November 2008

Bush is now just a cautionary tale

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It's really not possible to take Bush seriously these days

When Georgian troops attacked in South Ossetia and Abkhazia, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin wanted to invade Georgia, hang President Saakashvili, and set up a new government in Georgia. He was dissuaded when French president Nicolas Sarkozy pointed out that it was the sort of thing George W. Bush would do:
The Russian Prime Minister had revealed his plans for disposing of Mr Saakashvili when Mr Sarkozy was in Moscow in August to broker a ceasefire in Georgia.

With Russian tanks only 30 miles from Tbilisi on August 12, Mr Sarkozy told Mr Putin that the world would not accept the overthrow of Georgia’s Government. According to Mr Levitte, the Russian seemed unconcerned by international reaction. “I am going to hang Saakashvili by the balls,” Mr Putin declared.

Mr Sarkozy thought he had misheard. “Hang him?” — he asked. “Why not?” Mr Putin replied. “The Americans hanged Saddam Hussein.”

Mr Sarkozy tried to reason with him: “Yes but do you want to end up like Bush?” Mr Putin was briefly lost for words, then said: “Ah — you have scored a point there.”
Today, the leaders of the world's largest economies met and tried to lay the foundation for a new system of international finance. The United States was represented by a man whom other world leaders look to when they want to know what NOT to do. Thank goodness we only have to endure another two months under this dolt.

(cross posted at appletree)

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Bush is now just a cautionary tale"

NOW?

What do you mean... just NOW?!

5:36 pm  
Blogger Nevin said...

I am happy that "war criminal" Bush is leaving the white house but am not so optimistic about President Elect Obama either. Lets face it, how much difference can he make alone. In order to change foreign policies and the direction of the Empire he needs to have freedom to do so. He was funded by the same fat cats in the wall street as others and Clintonites are lurking in the back to pounce on his administration as we speak. So, all I can say is, yes I am happy Bush and Co are gone, but am skeptic about the new guy...

1:07 am  
Anonymous kiwi said...

I hope the man has no rest and no peace for the remainder of his days

3:10 am  
Anonymous kiwi said...

btw, Nevin are you one of Richard's Turkish friends?

3:12 am  
Blogger Nevin said...

Kiwi, Nop! I do not know him, I just came across his blog by change. But having living in London for 12 years and now living in the US for the last 10 years, I know exactly where he is coming from! Good to know his blog. Will be following it!
Thanks.

5:42 pm  

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