Wow. Today, Barack Obama officially becomes President of the United States of America. He will be the first coloured man in the country's history to do so, a fact that still doesn't sit well with some people -- though fuck 'em if they can't remember what century they live in. Anyway, Obama is easily the most inspiring and articulate statesman that this part of the world has seen in quite some time. That alone is great reason to celebrate him assuming power. I, on the other hand, am simply glad for one thing: BUSH IS GONE! Ha-HA!
Now, as embarassing as Bush's vocabulary blunders are, I'm not one to pick on that. After all, anyone who's seen my blooper reels knows that I trip over my tongue a lot, too. At the risk of beating a dead horse, I'm glad to see the White House Washout go, because frankly he's a delusional megalomaniac. I refuse to respect a man who thinks it's perfectly fine to arrest, detain, and imprison people without charge, or to ship them to some God-forsaken hellhole to be tortured, and then claim that this has prevented terrorist attacks that the government conveniently never mentioned to the public. Excuse me if I'm a little skeptical there, Dubya.
By the way, while I'll give the guy credit for admitting to some of his mistakes -- like declaring to have won the Iraq War, which is still being fought to this day -- that doesn't change the fact that Iraq never should have been invaded in the first place, and the reason why much of the world stormed into Afghanistan, has apparently been forgotten by the outgoing powers that be. Oh, and the guy also has no right to get indignant about his government's piss-poor response to Hurricane Katrina, given that on much shorter notice he's been able to bomb countries with little effective defense. Finally, George, someone should have explained to you a long time ago, that giving huge corporations all the money and power to screw the rest of the country, isn't going to do anything about the poor. Except create a lot more of them.
I suppose that strictly speaking, time will tell what George W. Bush's legacy will be. In the meantime, though, it seems that he really managed to accomplish was polarize the hell out of America, nearly give the Christian Right a shot at a theocracy, damn near wipe out a country that was no threat to him, and turn American politics into such a joke that the Republican party was all but destroyed in the last election. In fact, I'm already getting requests to give him the Douchebag of the Decade award. So, Barack Obama -- by personality and intelligence alone -- is already a welcome antidote to the sick farce of the last eight years.
As I've already said in November... President Obama, I wish you all the best in the next few years. May God stand between harm, and the places you must walk. And as for George Walker Bush... I shall say what several millions of people around the world, have been waiting eight years to say: Suck it, Dubya! Enough said.