Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Memo to President Bush
Re: Port Security
It’s definitely a brouhaha. Possibly even a full-blown tumult.
Anyway, as much as it pains anyone to admit to being wrong, there are times to back away from a position (refer to earlier memos re: Harriet Miers). This is one of those times. If you have any difficulty in discerning the fact, let this little note close the deal:
The Bush administration got support Monday from former President Carter, a Democrat and frequent critic of the administration.
“My presumption is, and my belief is, that the president and his secretary of state and the Defense Department and others have adequately cleared the Dubai government organization to manage these ports,” Carter told CNN. “I don’t think there’s any particular threat to our security.”
Mr. Bush, when former President Carter supports your decisions on anything to do with national security, you may want to re-evaluate your position. In fact, in reference to foreign policy and national security, the last thing you should want is comfortable from the man we American’s lovingly know as the Lover of Dictators, the Architect of Malaise, and the Most Self-Righteous Man This Side of Kanye West. Seriously, even the Clintons have their moments of clarity, but similar claims about Carter are much harder to support.
David J (TBFKAZ)
Update: For what it’s worth--and all cheap shots at Carter, Kanye West, and the Clintons aside--I have to admit that I’m very much in agreement with Will Collier on this whole issue.