BUSH JOKES ABOUT NOT FINDING WMD’S? His jape at…

BUSH JOKES ABOUT NOT FINDING WMD’S?

His jape at the Correspondents’ Dinner, even self-deprecating, was beyond the pale. The matter is not funny to those of us who’ve lost parents, siblings, children, relatives in his phony war over there, nor to those of us who consider Iraq the new Vietnam. Can you imagine joking about casualties of Vietnam?

George W. Bush, the ultimate Washington insider, son of the ultimate Washington insider, shows how thin the air is there, when he does things like this. It’s a pretty small cabal indeed that would joke like this, him and his cronies and handlers, and the mainstream media who watch and giggle and are thoroughly entertained, and thrilled just to be present. I speak as a former journalist myself; I know about that kind of rarefied atmosphere.

Gallows humor isn’t funny when you’re the executioner. But as Bush would say, Let them eat cake.