Wednesday, February 22, 2006

I do not sink it means what you sink it means.

President Bush drew a line in the sand yesterday over the UAE ports deal AKA Operation Sell Out Our Security. Bush said

"If there was any chance that this transaction would jeopardize the security of the United States, it would not go forward." (emphasis mine)

I guess it depends on the meaning of "jeopardize." If by jeopardize you mean "put the the security of the United States in danger by turning over the operation of a number of U.S. ports to an Arab state with a dubious record on terrorism, including ties to the 9/11 attackers," then you might have a small point.

However if you apply the President's definition of jeopardy which is to "keep me and my buddies from making millions off a sweetheart deal" then you can see the port sale offers no real danger to the United States.

UPDATE: I love this succession of headlines off of Google:

Bush defies attempt to stop ports sale (3 hours ago)

Port Foes Unfazed By Bush Veto Threat (2 hours ago)

Lawmakers Claim Numbers to Override Bush Veto on Port Deal (55 minutes ago)

White House says Bush didn't know about ports deal (28 minutes ago)

What a bunch of chickenshits these boys are.

1 comment:

Don Snabulus said...

back pedal, back pedal, back pedal. It turns out people are leery of this. I wonder why?