According to Condi, in the future we’ll all come to our senses and realize what a great service Dubya has been to this country. All those historians right now who are talking smack about The Great One don’t know jack shit about nothin’.
“[T]his president has faced tougher circumstances than perhaps at any time since the end of World War II, and he has delivered policies that are going to stand the test of time.”
*ahem* Because that’s how royally he’s fucked up the Constitution!
“This isn’t a popularity contest. I’m sorry, it isn’t. What the administration is responsible to do is to make good choices about Americans’ interests and values in the long run — not for today’s headlines, but for history’s judgment,” she said. [...]
Asked about historians who say Bush is one of the worst presidents, Rice said those “aren’t very good historians.”
“If you’re making historical judgments before an administration [isn't] even out of office, and if you’re trying to make historical judgments when the nature of the Middle East is still to be determined, and when one cannot yet judge the effects of decisions that this President has taken on what the Middle East will become — I mean, for goodness’ sakes, good historians are still writing books about George Washington. Good historians are certainly still writing books about Harry Truman,” she said.
Ah, what the hell. I leave you with System of a Down’s “Sad Statue:”
To the conqueror.
You and me will all go down in history,
With a sad Statue of Liberty,
And a Generation that didn’t agree.
What is in us that turns a deaf ear
To the cries of human suffering?