Monday, July 07, 2008

The Monday ‘BushWhack’ing

Another week has begun… let’s get busy.

  • Sen. McCain’s campaign is accusing Sen. Obama of flip-flopping on Iraq… (Um… I think McCain has had another senior moment…)
  • “President” Bush is lowering expectations for the upcoming G-8 Summit… (nothing says low expectations quite like George W. Bush, so it should be an easy task for him… though it’s likely it will push the US and word economy farther down the toilet…)
  • The House and Senate go back to work this week to try and get something done before summer recess. I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were you…
  • HT to ThinkProgress;
    In a 1998 interview, Osama bin Laden — the terrorist organizer of 9/11 who still roams free — listed as one of his many grievances against the U.S. that Americans “have stolen $36 trillion from Muslims” by purchasing oil from Persian Gulf countries at low prices. The real price of a barrel of oil should be $144, bin Laden demanded. […] Ten years ago today, the price of a barrel of oil was just $11. Heading into this holiday weekend, the price of a barrel of oil rested at $144 — a thirteen-fold increase. […] One month after 9/11, the New York Times wrote of possible “nightmare” scenarios that would deliver bin Laden’s goal. Neela Banerjee warned that among the “misguided decisions” that would put oil supplies at risk would be “that the United States attacks Iraq.” The Times included this quote in its story: “If bin Laden takes over and becomes king of Saudi Arabia, he’d turn off the tap,” said Roger Diwan, a managing director of the Petroleum Finance Company, a consulting firm in Washington. “He said at one point that he wants oil to be $144 a barrel” — about six times what it sells for now.” ,[…] Bin Laden didn’t have to become king of Saudi Arabia to achieve his goal; in fact, Bush’s policies delivered it for him. The Bush administration’s catastrophic decision to invade Iraq, sink the nation into debt to pay for that war, and consequently, weaken the dollar have all caused oil prices to soar astronomically.
    Way to go Bush(whacked Administration… heckuva job.
  • And have we mentioned? That republicans hope “President” Bush attends a convention this summer… as long as it’s not theirs? Dana Rohrabacher (r-CA) told the NY Times; “ don't think there are a lot of people who want to see him at the convention.” (Ouch… when the party you are allegedly the leader of doesn’t want you around, you know you suck… epically… if I continue to laugh this hard, I’m gonna hurt something…)

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