I hope you didn’t share my experience, stumbling upon this carcass after viewing troubling images from Iraq, Gaza, Lebanon and northern Israel.
Digby had a great take on this pre-G-8 summit scene. With crises cooking in North Korea, Iran and the Middle East, reporters were just looking for a few words of intelligence and reassurance from the Carver-In-Chief. With no rehearsed answers available, however, Bush resorted to one of his uglier deflection strategies — being obnoxious.
The reaction from the man hiding behind the German Chancellor? ‘So the world is burning. Let’s eat!’
(image: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters. July 13, 2006. Trinwillershagen, Germany. Via YahooNews.)