George W. Bush could be the world champion Limbo dancer.

Just when you think that even a snake couldn’t squeeze under such a low bar of expectations, Dubya prances under effortlessly, with plenty of headroom to spare.

Okay, what’s his latest? What could be lower than all that’s gone before -- election-stealing, war crimes, spying on American citizens, advocating torture, etc.?

Well, it was when he clamored for another $180 billion to continue his war on Iraq until he leaves office. Congress, too spineless to cut off funds and end the war, instead tried to authorize $50 billion to fund higher education for Iraq/Afghanistan war veterans -- a sort of G.I. Bill update.

Bush snarled that he’d veto that.

Why?

Because, he said, if you offer them an education, they might choose to go for it, instead of re-enlisting for more killing and dying over there in his war. (Not to sound sarcastic, but Didn’t a great number of those soldiers enlist because they were promised educational aid?)

Here’s why this is certainly the lowest extreme low bar of the Bush Limbo dance; it shows his true values: It’s more important to teach America’s youth how to kill than how to live.

This is a very brief commentary; every time Bush goes lower, it’s harder to find words to express the dismay.

James Alexander Thom can be reached at editor@BloomingtonAlternative.com.