"Knowledge will forever govern ignorance"

--James Madison--

"The real division is not between conservatives and revolutionaries, but between authoritarians and libertarians"

--George Orwell--

Our Sociopath and War Criminal Former President

I could not find a transcript of the comments made last week by our recent sociopath/war criminal president bush the lesser, but the link does cover some of the more surprising aspects of them, with one notable addition that was not widely covered.

First, Andrew Sullivan, on "Real Time with Bill Maher", when discussing bush's smug comments about torturing KSM, said, eloquently, that anyone who would torture someone and then brag about it is a "monster". I cannot improve on that characterization.

But the other notable and non-covered comment made by the little shithead was that his greatest regret about his 8-year illegitimacy was that he failed to privatize SSI. Now, think about this. His greatest regret was that he failed to move SSI moneys from secure investments to the stock market (presumably on issues like Merryl, Lehman, WaMu and Bear Stearns) and/or other "securities" (such as any of thousands of toxic CDOs).

How would one calculate the odds that he and his treasury/fed cohorts would have treated the SSI funds as they did the stocks of those now defunct banks (or any of a few hundred other now-defunct issues) or would he/they have filled the tub with cash to keep THAT afloat as they did for goldman, citi, boa and aig? I'd guess 99% the former and 1% the latter. But I'm a cynic.

on edit: I recently also came across THIS
What this shows is that not only were they torturing, but they had several Dr. Mengele clones experimenting on the victims' capacities for enduring abuse as well. Andrew Sullivan's characterization becomes even more apt.