Rice and Gates: Frick and Frack To Bush’s Hallucinations

Condoleezza Rice, reputed to be the Secretary of State, and Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense, have hauled their butts off to the Middle East for some reason or other having to do with the latest multi-billion dollar plan to enrich American arms manufacturers.

Matthew Lee of the AP quotes the Rice woman:

“We are helping to strengthen the defensive capabilities of our partners and we plan to initiate discussions with Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf states on a proposed package of military technologies that will help support their ability to secure peace and stability in the Gulf region.”

That’s right, lady. Take what may be the most heavily armed region of the world and pump more weapons into it. In the name of peace, right?

And of course that means pumping more American taxpayers’ money into Israel, thirty billion to be exact, so they can have more weapons than anyone else (did you count their two hundred or so nukes, Condi baby, did ya?). That really guarantees peace in the Middle East. Sort of like the peace that broke out over Lebanon last summer when Israel unleashed all that nice shiny American weaponry on Lebanese civilians.

And folks, you know all that talk in the United States about getting out of Iraq. Here’s Gates:

(Gates) said the key goals of the trip include reaffirming that the United States will continue to have a strong military presence in the region. And, he said, US officials want to “reassure all of the countries that the policies that the president pursues in Iraq have had and will continue to have regional stability and security as a very high priority.”

And Gates is supposed to be one of the more grounded, reality-oriented members of the Bush administration. Apparently whatever psychosis Bush suffers is contagious.

In 2003 Iran offered a serious proposal to the United States for high-level talks on all the issues. All Bush had to do was start honest negotiations with them. Instead he chose to ignore the offer and go with his delusions and hallucinations and do what his god told him to do.

And here we are, playing war and slaughter, pretending that Rice and Bush and the whole crew have a clue about what they’re doing.

Just in case anyone’s forgotten, I offer the following:

“This week, the BBC announced that it will air a documentary about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In the documentary, another well-respected Palestinian political leader, Nabil Shaath, says that he was at the same meeting in Aqaba: “President Bush said to all of us, ‘I’m driven with a mission from God. God would tell me: George, go and fight those terrorists in Afghanistan. And I did, and then God would tell me, George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq and I did. And now, again, I feel God’s words coming to me – go get the Palestinians their state and get the Israelis their security, and get peace in the Middle East. And by God I’m gonna do it.””
http://www.commondreams.org/views05/1008-29.htm

July 16, 2004
“I trust God speaks through me. Without that, I couldn’t do my job.”

President Bush, quoted in the Lancaster New Era, during a private meeting with an Amish group.”
http://politicalwire.com/archives/2004/07/16/quote_of_the_day.html

Now don’t you feel better? Or how about, are you better off now than you were six years ago?

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One Response

  1. Bush regime will sell their arms to Middle Eastern countries to boast their arms industry. Israel will get 30 billion arms deal as a free gift. Man this is some plan for Middle East security. Bush also refused the very reasonable offer of Taliban who demanded proof of Osama Bin Laden and were ready to hand over to him if the proof is convincing to be face the trial in International court.

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