Tuesday, February 21, 2006


...is unmitigated chutzpah. Check out Bush’s defense today of the Dubai Ports World deal:

"I want those who are questioning it to step up and explain why all of a sudden a Middle Eastern company is held to a different standard than a great British company," Bush said.
"I'm trying to conduct foreign policy now by saying to the people of the world 'we'll treat you fairly.'"
WTF? Is that what we’re saying to Iran? To Venezuela? Would anyone say that’s what we’ve said to Iraq? Although Bush is saying that “we’ll treat you fairly” is what he’s saying “now” as opposed to just before he said it. And that “now” is now over, so I guess that justifies the way we’ll continue to treat other countries.

Such is the logic here in Bushland...We know that Bush and Co. frequently and purposely misuse the meaning of words. So is the “now” qualifier in his statement the operative word or is he trying to do to the word “fairly” what he’s done to the word “reform?”

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