Bush And The Ugly Americans

By Nobel Johns

-Ever since Bush has been in office, I have been ashamed to called an American. Not only did he and his brother steal the American presidency, he and his bunch of thieves have looted the stock market, robbed the American retirees of their 401 Ks, and now is trying to start a war with Iraq to steal that country's old wealth to cover-up for all the damage he has done to this country and the world.

He’s worse than a sorry dog that ain’t worth kicking!

Now, he’s calling for civil debate in Congress over a proposed resolution about possible U.S. military action in Iraq. Bullshit!

An attack on Iraqi could open a bonanza for American oil companies long banished from Iraq, scuttling oil deals between Baghdad and Russia, France and other countries, and reshuffling world petroleum markets, according to industry officials and leaders of the Iraqi opposition. American and foreign oil companies have already begun maneuvering for a stake in the country's huge proven reserves of 112 billion barrels of crude oil, the largest in the world outside Saudi Arabia.

Bush and Vice President Cheney have worked in the oil business and have long-standing ties to the industry. But despite the world debate about the future of Iraqi oil among oil companies, the administration, preoccupied with military planning and making the case about Hussein's potential threat, has yet to take up the issue in a substantive way, according to U.S. officials.

To do his dirty deed, now, he’s trying to wolf the Congress of the United States into going along with his treachery.

"Congress will have an important debate, a meaningful debate, a historic debate. It will be conducted with all civility," Bush said during a brief appearance in the White House Rose Garden. "We're making progress. It will be conducted in a manner that will make Americans proud and Americans understand the threats to our future.

"We're near an agreement. And soon we will speak with one voice."

Bush -- who took no questions from reporters -- made no direct mention of accusations Wednesday on the Senate floor by Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-South Dakota, that Bush was politicizing the war on terror.
The Bush administration has said the regime of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein must be removed because, among other reasons, it has allegedly participated in helping the al Qaeda terrorist network and has ignored U.N. resolutions to disarm itself of weapons of mass destruction. Not so! he just want to steal those people’s old.

In an effort to calm partisan finger-pointing over Iraq and homeland security, House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt, D-Missouri, called White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card on Wednesday evening, according to administration and congressional sources.

Gephardt said a partisan battle over the issues would not be in either party's best interests, the sources said.

Card, the sources said, insisted Bush had not been trying to single out Democrats in Monday remarks about homeland security. Gephardt countered by saying he believed Daschle had a legitimate complaint but that it would be best to "calm all this down," according to a source familiar with the conversation.

Daschle has demanded an apology from Bush, who said Monday the Senate is "not interested in the security of the American people" because it has not passed homeland security legislation.

Gephardt pledged to do his part "to get things back on track" but also made clear he expects the White House to reciprocate, administration and congressional sources said.

As for the negotiations on the Iraq resolution, one leading Democratic source said that the administration had come "about one-third of the way" toward meeting concerns of Congress and that White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales was resisting additional compromises.

"This may have to go up to a higher level," this source said.

Still, the source said, the talks were not confrontational, and agreement already has been reached on changing the wording of the resolution from the administration's draft citing the use of force to achieve "peace and security in the region" so that it is more closely tailored to Iraq.

The remaining issues include language making clear Congress expects close consultation with the administration and acknowledging the role of the United Nations in the Iraq debate without tying the president's hands in the event the U.N. Security Council does not adopt a tough new resolution.

Some Democrats also want language putting Congress on record that any operation against Iraq must not deter or distract from the ongoing efforts against al Qaeda and the broader war on terrorism, sources said.

There are "some hurdles still, but no reason to believe we can't get there," a senior Democrat involved in the negotiations said.

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