Friday, August 04, 2006

Bush doesn't understand cause and effect

Bush and his lackeys have always been one to go full steam ahead, damning the torpedoes. They make their grand pronouncements, piss off the world, and don't care. Until they have to. As the Times today in an editorial says (in re Freedom Fries):

The renaming also was the embodiment of President Bush’s my-way-or-the-highway diplomacy. A French Embassy spokeswoman gamely told The Associated Press at the time that “we are at a very serious moment dealing with very serious issues, and we are not focusing on the name you give to potatoes.” But “freedom fries” was intended to be, and was, a poke in France’s eye. Harassing the French is probably not the wisest course now that America may need their help negotiating a ceasefire in Lebanon.

Exactly. All the countries that Bush has pissed off have memories. Think of Canadians: We've seen how outrageously the US has flaunted NAFTA in regards to softwood lumber. You think we'll forget when it comes time to sign new trade deals?

So the US is stuck in Iraq. It's got new problems in the Middle East. At some point, it's going to need help. You think, given the abuse that all those who were not members of the coalition of the willing got, that the world's going to quickly forgive and forget and help dig the US out?

Fat chance.

3 comments:

EX-NDIP said...

Lets start with NAFTA . . . how difficult is it to understand that NAFTA has nothing to do with the lumber issue. Lumber and salmon fisheries is a separate issue . . . negotiated separately . . . I know this is hard for you to understnd!!!

Now let talk about the French . . . when were they anything but trouble. They are disliked in Europe, and have provoked more disputes than any other country on the planet in the last 100 years . . . look at their ex-colonies in North Africa and of course Lebanon . . . they have all been disasters. The French are totally clueless, but certain Canadians seem to be on the same wave length. France couldn't even stop the burning Renaults in their own country . . . what makes you think they could broker anything?

Where were all the "nutral" clowns when the Canadians were bombing the Serbs in 98??? 30% of the missions were flown by Canucks, bombing power plants, bridges, civilias etc. Where was the outrage, where were the peaceniks???

Where have you been for the last three years as "Hezbollah" has been raining rockets on the Israli population, injuring over 7000 and killing hundreds . . . now that Israel is retaliating you get upset . . .

Bush has been doing a repectable job on the "terrorist file" no attacks in the US since 9/11 . . . and that was the result of years of neglect by Clinton.
Of course France, Britain, Spain, Bali and India cannot say the same thing. Even here in "nutral, benign, all-loving" Canada we have found terrorist cells and arrested them.

You sound too much like the CBC and vey little like the real world!!!

EX-NDIP said...

This news item from "Associated Press" seem quite different from your take . . . do you just watch the CBC???

The deal, which calls for an end to the violence but allows Israel to defend itself if attacked, could mark an important first step toward a political settlement to the dispute.

John Bolton, the U.S. ambassador to the UN, and the office of French President Jacques Chirac both confirmed the agreement had been reached Saturday, The Associated Press reported.

The draft resolution doesn't call for an immediate cessation of violence between Israel and Hezbollah, according to unnamed sources. That appears to be a victory for the U.S. and Israel -- both have resisted calls from France and other nations for an immediate halt to the violence without conditions.

The Security Council, which is comprised of 15 nations, is set to meet later Saturday to review the wording of the agreement. It is expected to be adopted by the body within the next few days.

Your anti-Israel, anti-US bias is so obvious . . . you probably agre with Iran!!!!

Anonymous said...

Gee, ex-ndip pops up everywhere spewing his venom. Let me guess - he was an NDP and made a 360 degree turn and has become a brainwashed neo-con.

Betcha we'll see his put down remarks everywhere.

I'm glad the neo-cons have him.