The Washington Post had a giant version of the cover of Bush’s DECISION POINT in its Style section yesterday. Bush is trying to look solemn but I suspect he is going to a baseball game.
I think this photo I took at a January 2007 antiwar DC demo would have provided a much more captivating cover. And it would have boosted the book’s sales to the kind of folks I know.
The sign â€“ â€œWhatâ€™s good for the gooseâ€¦.. gandarâ€ â€“ refers to the recent hanging of Saddam Hussein had been hung after a kangaroo trial. (Saddam was guilty as hell of many things, but the trial process was a disgrace to the United States and to Iraq). The Bush administration was in such a sweat to use the Saddam trial to influence the US congressional midterm elections that the Iraqi government announced Husseinâ€™s sentence â€“ death by hanging â€“ even before they had officially released the sentence (which was not released until after the US election).
The artistâ€™s representation of George Bush could have been better, but so could the photograph itself.