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Thread #62901 Message #1477194
Posted By: GUEST
03-May-05 - 02:14 PM
Thread Name: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
Hypocrisy is very insulting to a citizen's intelligence, especially when it is done by the citizen's president of the country.
In this photo Bush looks like he is almost willing to kiss the crown prince if he would just increase oil production.
I sort of doubt he is repeating a quote he made not so very long ago: "Any government that supports, protects or harbours terrorists is complicit in the murder of the innocent and equally guilty of terrorist crimes."
George W. Bush
Perhaps Bush wasn't briefed on the conclusions contained in this excerpt by David Kaplan: "Al Qaeda, says William Wechsler, the task force director, was "a constant fundraising machine." And where did it raise most of those funds? The evidence was indisputable: Saudi Arabia. America's longtime ally and the world's largest oil producer had somehow become, as a senior Treasury Department official put it, "the epicenter" of terrorist financing." ("The Saudi Connection" - David Kaplan)
If Bush was really sincere about going after the terrorists, he'd go after the saudis, oil be damned. But he expects us to believe that he is accomplishing more than making idle overtures with the blood of our troops while turning a blind eye to the real source of terrorism.