Baby Doc has never, not once, vetoed a piece of legislation that has come before him. So why is he threatening it now, when he is expecting to face a very tough bi-partisan bill that would block an Arab company from the terrorist-financing Al Qaeda-banker Emirates from buying up port operations at six major US ports? And why did he dress up in a flight jacket (aside from the fact that little Georgie loves to play dressup) to "sharply" deliver his veto threat to the media aboard Air Force One? And why is he so adamant about supporting something that he now claims he didn't have any involvement in, in fact, didn't even know about until after it was a done deal?
Like so much else with this Maladministration, something isn't adding up here. After five post 9-11 years of beating the panic drum and whipping the masses into a frenzy of fear, now they are completely downplaying the security issues?
With both the ethically-challenged Bill "Kitty-Kervorkian" Frist in the Senate and fatboy Denny "Make-That-Three-Triple-Cheesburgers" Hastert in the House behind the legislation, the stage is set for a major confrontation between the White House and its normally complaisant lackeys in Congress. Are we seeing, finally, the unraveling of that unholy alliance on the right? Are people even in his own party finally starting to see the corruption, the weakness, and the greed of the Bush Crime Family and the bent-kneed obeisance that Baby Doc pays to the Saudi Royal Family?
Maybe. Except for John McCain: "The president's leadership has earned our trust [???!!!] in the war on terror, and surely his administration deserves the presumption that they would not sell our security short," McCain said, in a statement that sells short his own soul and yet still will not get him one millimeter closer to the nod for that desperately-desired but eternally-out-of-reach GOP presidential nomination.
And lost in all of this is the larger issue, beyond even the sacrifice of security, the handing over of the safety of our ports to the same banking conglomerate that financed the 9-11 hijackers: America is up for sale. And most of it is gone now, sold off lock, stock and barrel to the wealthy oil barons in the Middle East and the neo-capitalists in what used to be known as "Red" China.
"When the time comes to start hanging capitalists, the capitalists themselves will sell us the rope."-- V.I. Lenin, accurately predicting the
End Times for the Capitalist System