My irony detector buzzed

I read this with a strange sense of disbelief.

US President George W Bush has urged China to begin dialogue with Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.

Mr Bush called his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao to raise his concerns about the unrest and to urge him to ease access for journalists and diplomats.

The same George W Bush who set up a torture camp in a foreign country to bypass the Geneva Conventions is asking China to treat people better.  Too little, too late, if you ask me.


Filed under Bad things happen, You decide

7 responses to “My irony detector buzzed

  1. And the same George W Bush who came to power through a rigged election? Gawsh. Would you believe it.

  2. tenderhooligan

    He’s a web of contradictions. And he does whatever suits him.

  3. The irony is indeed palpable.

  4. In an interview between Ahmadinejad and Scott Pelley last fall, Pelley informed Ahmadinejad:

    “I asked President Bush what he would say to you if he were sitting in this chair. And he told me-quote-speaking to you, that you’ve made terrible choices for your people. You’ve isolated your nation you’ve taken a nation of proud and honorable people and made your country the pariah of the world. These are President Bush’s words to you,” Pelley said. “What’s your reply?”

    How’s that for irony? And a perfect case of projection. Ahmadinejad can say *the exact same thing* about Bush.

    Here’s a link to that interview:

    And here’s a link to another interview with Asshat Mike Wallace in the summer of 2006:

    I realize Ahmadinejad’s a tad on the batshit side of a sound mind, but he’s treated horribly in these interviews. I don’t know why he keeps subjecting himself to them. Probably just to make him look good in the eyes of his people, who hate him. But they hate him a little less when given the opportunity to hate the U.S. more.

  5. President Bush says he prays to God for guidance, just like the Inquisition clergy, and torture in the name of God is okay. The Chinese leaders are a bunch of atheist so what they do must be wrong.

    You just have to remember to be praying while you torture someone.

  6. You mean the Geneva Conventions that allow troops out of uniform to be summarily shot? Or do you have a different version?

  7. Rick Dupea

    Hey – just one correction: the Geneva convention does not apply to terrorists who are non-uniformed, non-declared combatants. The convention is an agreement between NATIONS at declared war, and by definition you can’t have a treaty with a ragtag bunch of crazed ideologues who want to blow themselves up to kill your kids.
    Oh – and Guantanamo isn’t a foreign nation: it is a US territory, even if it is on Cuba.
    Just thought you looked like the kind of person welcomes information.

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