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Tuesday, August 09, 2005


The U.S. leads by example -- and that example blows chunks.

For all his talk about controlling the spread of WMDs, W has done precious little about it. The military couldn't even contain the mountains of conventional explosives cached in Iraq before the war. These caches, well known to US military planners, were left unguarded after the fall of Baghdad and are likely now in the hands of the deadenders.

(CHB note: I was lucky enough to be in the audience during W's speech last year at the U.S. Naval War College in which he challenged the world to tighten controls on weapons proliferation soon before offering virtually nada in terms of funding for his own program. This was around the time Pakistan pardoned A.Q. Khan for his little teeny tiny weeny petite oh-so-insignificant nothing-really-here-to-see-so-move-along-folks proliferation problems. W looked more like Alfred E. Newman during that speech than you can imagine.)

Now Australia, one of W's key `coalition' partners, is readying to sell uranium to China. Yes, China. The very same RED COMMUNIST EMPIRE that the Majority vowed would never be allowed to purchase US-oil firm Unocal for fear that a vital national security asset would fall into enemy hands.

I guess with friends and Americalovers like these, it's time to start handing out more Presidential Medals of Freedom? Or maybe a different type of token, one that more appropriately reflects the leakyboat that is W's anti-proliferation efforts?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever CHB is, s/he is doing the journalist's job. Asking the ?s that the checks and balances of the constitution direct Congress to do; but Congress is too busy handing out tons of pork, building the deficit and national debt, and pursuing perjury charges against Rafael Palmero.

Way to go, CHB.

8/10/2005 10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Larry Korb had a nice column in the Post a little while ago on the India gambit.


8/10/2005 10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is fucking disgusting now bush is going to make china into a nuclear state

8/11/2005 12:44 PM  
Blogger strategery4 said...

Yeh, kinda sympathetic on the general point that WMD are supposed to be enemy number one but Bush won't piss off a domestic constituency (like chem mftrs) or provide money for other initiatives (gotta protect the tax cuts at all costs).

But China? Don't we want them using less oil in the short term? I mean, if we can't build new nuclear plants at least let somebody do it. And yes, last I checked they were already had nuclear weapons.

8/12/2005 6:11 PM  
Anonymous opit said...

GBW never picked up on the idea that when he elected himself "World Sheriff" the world might not take him seriously : "Do as I say, Not as I do" might be one reason for lack of resounding success.

8/15/2005 2:32 PM  

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