The irony is delicious

Am I alone in spotting the incredible irony in George W. Bush’s latest speech?

“Tyrants and would-be tyrants have always claimed that murder is justified to serve their grand vision and they end up alienating decent people across the globe, and tyrants and would-be tyrants have always claimed that free men and women are weak and decadent, until the day that free men and women defeat them.”

Presumably Bush is talking about terrorist leaders alienating, and eventually being overthrown by, decent hard-working folks. But I can’t help wondering if his speechwriter had a slight curl on his lips, especially when in the same speech he implores the US public to support the sacrifice of US military personnel in Iraq (and by implication yet more Iraqi civilians) in support of his administration’s grand vision of global supremacy. He has certainly been very successful in alienating the US from most of the rest of the world. Is Bush foreshadowing his own defeat when “free men and women”, sick and tired of being described as weak and decadent when struggling to earn enough to keep themselves above the ever-rising breadline, rally together and finally impeach his arse? I hope so.