Wednesday, February 22, 2006

When the lie won't fly, feign incompetence.

In this era of unchecked corporate power and abuses, outsourcing has become a fact of existence. It's not something you can escape, because if the CEO of your company decides he wants to pay for his new yacht or court fine for violating some environmental law by throwing you out of work then that's what the fucker is going to do. It's the way of things in the age of corporatism and neoconservative domination.

But it used to be that there was a limit on what you could outsource. A line drawn in the sand that said, very plainly, "we've let plenty of our jobs get shipped to third world countries but you cannot outsource really important ones."

Like port security, for example. Until now.

When it was revealed that George W. Bush had outsourced port security to the United Arab Emirates, it was yet another revelation in how far this sick and evil traitor is willing to go to compromise American security in favor of his buddies in the Arab world. At least two of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers came from the United Arab Emirates. Their government has been linked to ongoing financing of terrorist organizations including al-Qaeda.

According to the Reuters article linked to above, lawmakers expressed concern over the fact that "the UAE served as a conduit for parts used for nuclear proliferation and that the local banking system had been abused by terrorist financiers.

U.S. officials have said money for the September 11 attacks was wired through the United Arab Emirates' banking system. Two of the September 11 hijackers were UAE citizens."

And yet, when this outrage was revealed, Bush defended it. He even went so far as to threaten to veto any legislation that would "block an Arab company's takeover of management of major U.S. seaports, defying members of Congress who insisted the deal posed security risks." Which is a laugh, by the way, because the Shrub has more than likely set a record by being the only occupant of the Oval Office to NEVER veto a bill. Any piece of insane legislation put forth by Congressional neocons passes through Bush's hands like water through a seive. Or beer through a bladder. There's no way it isn't going to pass.

Now, however, when his lies fail to justify this horrible crime against our nation's security, he chooses to feign incompetence by saying that he didn't know about it.

Horse shit.

According to the CBS online article, "Bush 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. "

Yet this is contradicted in the same article, which goes on to read, "the administration also said that it should have briefed Congress sooner about the transaction, which has triggered a major political backlash among both Republicans and Democrats."

If the Bush regime was unaware of the sale of port security to an Arab nation with governmental ties to 9/11, then why would it then say it should have informed Congress of the deal sooner? How could they have informed Congress of something they now claim they knew nothing about until after the deal had been sealed?

If you're going to lie, at least have the decency to at least try to make it believable. It would at least show that if nothing else, you respect the intelligence of the person being lied to enough to put forth an effort.

But Bush has, as always, displayed his utter contempt for the American people to whom he has lied once again. The Shrub can't even be bothered anymore to make his bullshit seem believable. He just plods merrily along, trusting that his neoconservative buddies in the Legislature will never, ever allow him to take the consequences for his myriad crimes against America.

And now, very likely because of Bush's laughable veto threat, our nation's East coast is under the dubious protection of a nation whose ties to the terrorists that attacked us on 9/11/2001 are available for perusal for anyone with a decent search engine, and the ability to read a newspaper or blog.

But hey, why should Bush worry? After all, when his lies fail to pass muster, he can always play dumb.

Well that doesn't fly. Even assuming that by some wild stretch of the imagination that the Shrub didn't know the details of the port deal, why should he be excused for failing to read the legislation that comes before him?

That should anger anyone with a working brain.

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