London mayor stupidly calls Bush world’s greatest threat

I don’t like Bush, but to see the Mayor of London Ken Livingstone referring to him as “the greatest living threat to life on the planet” makes me cringe with embarrassment.

Livingstone throws so many idiotic charges at Bush that he damages the cause of those who want to see Bush unelected. He damages our own credibility by justifying all those complaints out there about irrational Bush hatred.

Livingstone rants against Bush in regard to genetically modified foods (another topic on which many in Europe appear to be deranged), Bush’s stealing the last election, and the evil “American agenda.” There are some kernels of truth in his rant, but by foaming at the mouth like this, Livingstone makes a total ass of himself.

If we want to see Bush deposed unelected, this is exactly the type of brainless, self-destructive tact we need to avoid.

The Discussion: 8 Comments

Karl Rove must be dancing a jig. More Ken, more, please.

November 18, 2003 @ 12:42 pm | Comment

Don’t you mean “self-destructive lack of tact”?

November 18, 2003 @ 8:53 pm | Comment

I think I meant “tactic.”

November 18, 2003 @ 10:43 pm | Comment

Whatever you think of his politics you have to say he provides excellent entertainment value.

One thing in his favout though – he pretty much means what he says – he is not a dishonest politician (in my book) just a certifiable one.

November 19, 2003 @ 3:00 am | Comment

well, you know the brits have enough reasons to be sour, good or bad.

November 20, 2003 @ 3:53 am | Comment

National Public Radio quoted a pundit saying that Bush visiting London, “Was the most hated visitor to Great Britian since William the Conqueror”.

November 21, 2003 @ 11:42 pm | Comment

Kind of stupid.

November 22, 2003 @ 10:47 am | Comment

Americans discount comments like that one from the Mayor of London because Americans have a frame of reference not rooted in reality. The news says that everything that Bush does is great. Or at worst, an innocent mistake. And it’s the same throughout most of American history.
“We’re good, occassionally we do make a mistake. Nothing else to see here, move along.”

January 4, 2004 @ 11:58 pm | Comment

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