Bush, and US delegation desecrates Pope’s funeral

By Sinclere Lee

Washington (BNW) –
Before you start complaining that here I go again saying something mean and dirty about Bush and the U.S. delegation — something like they desecrated Pope John Paul II’s funeral — hear me out and let me make my point. Among the mourners in the U.S. delegation led by Stupid Bush were presidents, Bill Clinton and George H.W. Besides the current and former presidents, the delegation included first lady Laura Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

President Jimmy Carter was snubbed by Stupid Bush and not invited to join the delegation. Carter is perhaps the most spiritual man to ever live in the White House, and to snub him was a desecration to the entire visit by the U.S. delegation. Stupid Bush only went to the funeral to showboat his false religious beliefs for political ends. Don’t believe anything that Stupid Bush says about religion because his religion is always tied to his racist politics, and them white racist Christian fools in the South.

For example, Bush said last week that attending the funeral of Pope John Paul II was "one of the highlights of my presidency" and made clear that he disagrees with former President Clinton's assessment that the pontiff leaves a mixed legacy.

"I think John Paul II will have a clear legacy of peace, compassion and a strong legacy of setting a clear moral tone," Bush told reporters on Air Force One as he flew from Rome to the United States just hours after the funeral. He said he wanted to amend his remarks to add the word "excellent."

"It was a strong legacy," the president said. "I wanted to make sure there was a proper adjective to the legacy he left behind, not just the word clear."

Bush, the first U.S. president to attend a papal funeral, led a U.S. delegation to the 2 1/2-hour funeral Mass that included his dull and boring wife, Laura; his crooked father, former President Bush; Slick Willy or former President Clinton; and Bush’s Rice pudding, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Clinton, on the flight to Rome earlier this week, had said that John Paul "may have had a mixed legacy," but he called him a man with a great feel for human dignity.

"There will be debates about him. But on balance, he was a man of God, he was a consistent person, he did what he thought was right," Clinton said. "That's about all you can ask of anybody."

Bush spoke with reporters in the conference room of his plane. "I'm really glad I came," he said. "There was never any question I would come."

Bush talked about his time in Rome in extraordinarily personal terms, saying it strengthened his own belief in a "living God."

He remarked on how affected he was by the services, particularly the music and the sight of the plain casket being carried out with the sun pouring down on it. As he viewed the pope's body, Bush said, he felt "very much at peace" and "much more in touch with his spirit."

"I knew the ceremony today would be majestic but I didn't realize how moved I would be by the service itself," the president said. "Today's ceremony, I bet you, was a reaffirmation for millions."

That was true for him, Bush said.

"No doubt in my mind the Lord Christ was sent by the Almighty," Bush said. "No doubt."

Bush said attending the funeral Mass reminded him that faith is a long-term process, using a description of religious life common to evangelicals. "Faith -- it's a walk, not a moment, not a respite," he said.

Bush was close to the front of the section reserved for world leaders, who were seated in alphabetical order in French. The United States in French is Etats-Unis.

Bush sat on the aisle in the second row, next to his wife. Beside them were French President Jacques Chirac and his wife, Bernadette. The two presidents shook hands.

Catholic leaders were seated in a parallel section.

When Bush's face appeared on giant screen TVs showing the ceremony, many in the crowds outside St. Peter's Square booed and whistled.

Bush rode to Vatican City in a limousine displaying two flags, the customary American flag on the right fender and, as a tribute to the pope, the white and yellow Vatican banner on the left. He left Rome immediately after the service.

The president also was taping his weekly radio address focused on the pope's life and legacy.

Bush was spending the weekend on his ranch in Crawford, Texas. His father accompanied him back aboard Air Force One, but Clinton took a backup Air Force plane back to the United States.

On Thursday, Bush -- eager to remain out of the limelight and keep the focus on the pope -- met privately with Italian leaders and U.S. Catholic leaders in town for the funeral. He arrived in Rome late Wednesday.


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