Monday, July 17, 2006

Power Line: Bush at the top of his game

From Paul "No Comments, Please" Mirengoff of Power Line:
In an obscene attempt to obtain political mileage, the Democrats are claiming that President Bush is responsible for the outbreak of war in the Middle East. Howard Dean claims that the war would not have occurred if the Democrats had been in power because the Dems would have worked the past six years to prevent it.
Mirengoff doesn't offer any links or proof that Dean has said this, but, damn, what kind of kooky liberals would suggest Bush wasn't working hard to bring peace to the Middle East? Oh, that's right, it was the American Enterprise Institute, in 2002.
The wisest path is probably to punt downfield, as the administration is doing with the Israeli-Palestinian confrontation.
Well, you make the call if that was the wise choice or not.

Then, after saying it was a "previously unknown low" to suggest that Bush has dropped the ball, Paulie Nonuts says that it was all Clinton's fault, anyway (just like this Heritage Foundation article claimed). Paul's little mind is not haunted by the hobgoblin of consistency.

Then he ends with the old conservative saw about how North Korea is Clinton's fault, too.
Remember, though, this is the party that brokered the deal that enabled North Korea to obtain nuclear weapons, yet now blames that regime's nuclear status on President Bush.
May I point this out just one more time? In 2002, just months after it had achieved "Axis of Evil" status, Bush handed North Korea a bunch of money and said "We don't want to see what you're hiding."
US Government has announced that it will release $95m to North Korea as part of an agreement to replace the Stalinist country's own nuclear programme, which the US suspected was being misused.
Under the 1994 Agreed Framework an international consortium is building two proliferation-proof nuclear reactors and providing fuel oil for North Korea while the reactors are being built.

In releasing the funding, President George W Bush waived the Framework's requirement that North Korea allow inspectors to ensure it has not hidden away any weapons-grade plutonium from the original reactors.

President Bush argued that the decision was "vital to the national security interests of the United States".
Yep, that's some national security plan. "Take this money, evil guys. We trust you."

Update: Oh, and I forgot to mention that he called Howard Dean and us other liberals Nazis.

Hey, Paulie? When a conservative writes something Jon Podhoretz thinks is "disgusting" you ought to listen. Remember, this is the man who thinks it's appropriate to question a kidnapping victim's mental state if she says something he doesn't like, so I'm not sure how you were even able to get below that bar.

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