Christmas is a time for gift giving. The biggest gift to America this holiday season is that the aggressively foolish GW Bush rule is finally finishing its catastrophic eight-year term in office.At least he didn't burn down the White House.
Apart from this pending good news of his imminent departure, his other gifts constitute socks filled with coal: two wars he started and could not win; US economic structure in collapse; international reputation for torturing captives; inability to organize for natural disasters; failure to protect national borders from illegal trespassing; continued massive dependence on foreign oil; a foreign policy dominated by Israeli interests; and an expansion of international terror.
What we can look forward to is another catastrophic four/eight-year term in office, orchestrated by the one and only light bringer, a man who has mastered the art of saying much and promising all things to all people, whether or not he has the ability to back any of it up.
The roller coaster ride we are about to take may make these few days of celebration a thing of the past for a long time to come.
Enjoy the day, it may be the last for quite awhile, although I think we'll make through Easter before the hammer falls.