Bush Receives Award for Environmentalism


The little-known Paris-based environmental organization, Les Fous Français pour l’Environnement Mondial, have awarded former U.S. President George W. Bush with their “Environmentalist of the Year 2009” award. Their press release includes the following statement:

“As is well known, the basic problem with the environment is that there are too many people. Former President Bush is hereby lauded for his efforts during his presidency to reduce destructive environmental emissions by reducing the number of humans, especially in Iraq, but also in Afghanistan and the USA. We hope that Mr. Bush will participate at our annual meeting in October to personally receive our prestigious award.”

Although the press release also provides “honorable mention” for Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, there is no indication of any award for them.

A spokesperson for former President Bush declined to comment on the award.

L. Paul Bremer, on the other hand, expressed outrage that he had not been similarly honored by Les Fous Français pour l’Environnement Mondial. “It was my policies, my disbanding of the Iraqi Army, my firing of most of the Iraqi civil service, that led to the total meltdown in Iraq! If it wasn’t for me the death toll would have been only a third, maybe even less. So why didn’t I get at least an ‘honorable mention’ for my heroic efforts on behalf of the environment?”

One Response to “Bush Receives Award for Environmentalism”

  1. First posted Aug. 27, 2009.

    When I posted this at FireDogLake.com, there were several people who posted comments indicating that they thought it was a real news item. (Or maybe they were pulling my leg by pretending they thought it was real.)

    But seriously, the sheer idiocy of how the occupation of Iraq was handled by Rumsfeld, Cheney, L. Paul Bremer, et. al. is staggering. Ugh.

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