Why is everybody getting all hot and bothered about Rove's departure? He, like James Baker, has been picking up behind the Bush family elephant for years, and he will continue to do so. The Boy King can just pick up the phone, and Karl will school him in the next episode of ratfucking. Nothing will change. Three Friedmans from now things will be even worse. It's the Bush family way.
ESSEN, Germany, June 1 (Reuters) - President George W. Bush's plan to combat climate change got a cool reception in Europe on Friday where the European Union's environment chief dismissed it as unambitious and "the classic U.S. line".
Bush, under pressure to do more ahead of a summit in Germany next week of the Group of Eight industrial nations, said on Thursday that he would seek a deal among top emitters on long-term cuts in greenhouse gases by the end of 2008. "The declaration by President Bush basically restates the U.S. classic line on climate change -- no mandatory reductions, no carbon trading and vaguely expressed objectives," EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said, according to his spokeswoman.
"The U.S. approach has proven to be ineffective in reducing emissions," Dimas said.
To either quote or paraphrase Top Secret!: "Times change...hairstyles change...interest rates fluctuate..."
"[A]t 11:30, the president will
make a statement on the fourth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq in
the Roosevelt Room. It will last about five minutes and he will take no
questions," [a spokesperson] told AFP by telephone.
As many of you know, Agitprop is a New York City blog. As many of you also know, it has lately seemed that the Dear Leader's sole job function is to fly around and speechify about how you should be scared shitless.
And guess what? Our Dear Leader is gonna' be flyin' around again speechifyin' on 9/11. And he's coming here.
So what, you might say - he's going to the Pentagon and Pennsylvania too. But after slashing NYC terror funding, don't you think the Dear Leader has a lot of nerve coming here? One senses a pattern - New Orleans lies in ruins due to his continuing inaction, yet he ran down there for a photo op on the first anniversary of Katrina.
Well, if you ever thought that the Dear Leader doesn't fuck up everything he touches, think again. Not content with wrecking oil companies, baseball teams, and his own country, he's graduated to other countries:
The state of Iraq now resembles Bosnia at the height of the fighting in the 1990s when each community fled to places where its members were a majority and were able to defend themselves. "Be gone by evening prayers or we will kill you," warned one of four men who called at the house of Leila Mohammed, a pregnant mother of three children in the city of Baquba, in Diyala province north-east of Baghdad. He offered chocolate to one of her children to try to find out the names of the men in the family.
Yes, it's time for some good old-fashioned ethnic cleansing!
The sectarian warfare in Baghdad is sparsely reported but the provinces around the capital are now so dangerous for reporters that they seldom, if ever, go there, except as embeds with US troops. Two months ago in Mosul, I met an Iraqi army captain from Diyala who said Sunni and Shia were slaughtering each other in his home province. "Whoever is in a minority runs," he said. "If forces are more equal they fight it out."
Did we really just hear that? CNN reports that the German press corps asked the Dear Leaker what the best moment of his presidency has been thus far - he said it was when he caught a seven and-a-half pound perch in his lake.
What? It wasn't when he approved the ("heh heh") Terrorist Surveillance Program™?
And Now, The Moment You've All Been Waiting For ...
The President, Vice President, and all civil officers of the United States shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.U.S. Constitution, Art. II, Sec. 4.
The Dear Leader has admitted on national television that he broke the law. If you want to eavesdrop on conversations originating or ending in the U.S., you have to run it by the FISA court, which has denied exactly five requests since its creation in 1978. You can even start listening in and notify the court within 72 hours.
But did the Dear Leader bother? Nope. If politicians from both parties have any guts, we might not have to wait for Bush to get an extramarital blowjob to send him back to Crawford. Or to prison (oh please oh please). And there will be hearings.