From Huff Po: Former President/King George Bush has been remarkably reticent since Barack Obama took office, saying that the new commander in chief “deserves my silence.” Apparently, that’s no longer the case. At a speech in Erie, Pennsylvania Wednesday night, Bush broke his vow in all but word.
“I told you I’m not going to criticize my successor,” he said. “I’ll just tell you that there are people at Gitmo that will kill American people at a drop of a hat and I don’t believe that persuasion isn’t going to work. Therapy isn’t going to cause terrorists to change their mind.”
The critique extended to Obama’s domestic policy.
“Government does not create wealth,” Bush said. “The major role for the government is to create an environment where people take risks to expand the job rate in the United States.”
Asked during a question-and-answer session if he thought his successor’s policies were “socialist,” Bush began saying “depends on…” then stopped and concluded, “We’ll see.”
IYFR: WHY ISN’T THIS CLOWN IN JAIL?