Wednesday, February 22, 2006

I'm too stupid to be responsible

I remember a story of a guy accused of cheating at cards and offered the excuse, "I'm too stupid to cheat." I am reminded of this story as W our fearless (or Dear) leader had two options to defend the sale of six U.S. port operations to a United Arab Emirates company. The first is that it's not a sale that will harm the national security of the U.S. The second is that he had no idea the deal was happening and thus can't be responsible for a sale that will harm U.S. national security. W has wisely gone for both options.

W claims he was unaware of the pending sale of shipping operations at six major U.S. seaports to a state-owned business in the United Arab Emirates until the deal already had been approved by his administration, the White House said Wednesday.

While Bush has adamantly defended the deal, the White House acknowledged that he did not know about it until recently. "He became aware of it over the last several days," McClellan said. Asked if Bush did not know about it until it was a done deal, McClellan said, "That's correct." He said the matter did not rise to the presidential level, but went through a congressionally-mandated review process and was determined not to pose a national security threat.

So if you just found out about the port sales in the last few days you're apparently no different than the president. In fact, if you can learn the phrase, "I don't recall" or "I just became aware of this after the fact" or "Brownie, you're doing a heckuva job" then you too can be president. But when you get there can you please stop claiming you're vigilantly protecting national security as you sell it off piece by piece to foreign corporations and governments?


Blogger Intellectual Insurgent said...

I just find it amusing that Bush is telling Congress not to be racist against Arabs. It amazes me that he can even keep a straight face anymore.

12:27 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Maybe that is why he smirks so much - to keep from laughing.

As I said last Thursday, even Party puppets like Mark Foley (R, FL) are up in arms about this. I think it's going to cost him a lot of support.

But if there's anything to be outsourced, Bush will do it.

5:28 PM  

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