Obama to Give George H.W. Bush, Warren Buffett Presidential Medal of Freedom
So, President Platitude will award George Bush Sr. the Medal of Freedom.
For what, exactly?
Maybe Bush Sr.'s brave invasion of Panama where CIA drug lord, Manuel Noriega, manned the popcicle stand next to the canal. An invasion that killed more than 3,000 Panamanians, where the US military got a chance to try out some new weapons.
Maybe it was for tanking the economy as all Repugnicans do before leaving office, sending the economy into recession sometime before Clinton took over.
Maybe it's for his role in the Iran/Contra scandal. After all, Barry Seal, America's most prolific drug runner had Bush Sr.'s personal telephone number in his address book. Yeah, the whole drug angle did get a little buried in those so-called "hearings" about Oliver North's grand plan for trading arms for hostages with Iran.
Maybe it is for Bush orchestrating the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan in 1981. After all, "Hinckley was the son of one of George H.W. Bush's political and financial supporters in his 1980 presidential primary campaign against Ronald Reagan; John Hinckley, Jr.'s elder brother, Scott Hinckley, and Bush's son Neil Bush had a dinner appointment scheduled for the next day," according to Wikipedia.
Or, maybe it's for Bush Sr.'s tireless efforts on behalf of the world's warmongers, as he heads-up the Carlyle Group. Shit, he's so dedicated to that Elks-Club-for-genocidal-maniacs that he was having breakfast with Osama Bin Laden's brother, Shafig, on the morning of September 11, 2001. Wow, that is such a coincidence. (Full disclosure: No one at Inside the Hotdog Factory believes Osama Bin Laden had anything to do with 911.)
Maybe it's for learning about freedom and democracy at his father, Prescott's knee -- Prescott Bush who did business with Hitler during World War II. Prescott Bush who, with a gaggle of other traitorous capitalists, attempted to recruit General Smedly Butler to help them overthrow the government of then President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Or, maybe it's all a lot simpler than that.
Maybe George Bush Sr. is receiving that Medal of Freedom for sparing some other American man having to engage in sexual relations with champion arm wrestler -- the Silver Douchebag -- Barbara (nee Pierce) Bush.