Friday, September 14, 2007

Uncle Alan Hammers Bush

There's nothing like a little after-the-fact criticism when it can't do any good. Uncle Alan Greenspan is engaging in plenty:

Sept. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan criticized President George W. Bush for pursuing an economic agenda driven by politics rather than sound policy, with little concern for future consequences.


``Little value was placed on rigorous economic policy debate or the weighing of long-term consequences,'' he wrote.

Interestingly enough, Bush has placed little value on rigorous foreign policy debate or the weighing of long-term consequences of either underfunding the war in Afghanistan or launching a war of choice in Iraq.

Same goes for giving any thought to the long-term consequences of his environmental policies.

You know, when even Uncle Alan Greenspan - loyal Republican Party apparatchik and Ayn Rand accolyte - says Bush is a crappy preznut with a legacy of destructive policies, stupid decisions, and overall incompetence, you have to think Bushie's going down in history as WORST PREZNUT EVER.

Unless Karl Rove is the only one left to write the history books, that is.

POSTSCRIPT: According to the NY Times, Uncle Alan reserves his highest praise for Bill Clinton:

Of the presidents he worked with, Mr. Greenspan reserves his highest praise for Bill Clinton, whom he described in the interview as a sponge for economic data who maintained “a consistent, disciplined focus on long-term economic growth.” It was a presidency marred by the Monica Lewinsky scandal, he writes, but he fondly describes his alliance with two of Mr. Clinton’s Treasury secretaries, Robert E. Rubin and Lawrence H. Summers, in battling financial crises in Latin America and then Asia.

By contrast, Mr. Greenspan paints a picture of Mr. Bush as a man driven more by ideology and fulfilling campaign promises made in 2000, incurious about the effects of his own economic policy, and portrays an administration incapable of executing policy.

George W. Bush - worst preznut ever.

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