Sad Irony, This Article Has It

http://www.nytimes.com/library/politics/camp/062800wh-bush.html

Mr. Bush, the presumptive Republican candidate for president, told reporters here today. “Use the capital that my administration will earn, with the Kuwaitis or the Saudis, and convince them to open up the spigot.”

Instead we spent said capital bombing the shit out of them.  Worked out so well, didn’t it? After all, it only served to weaken the dollar which contributed to rising oil prices.  And here’s a really sad bit from the article.

Asked why the Clinton administration had not been able to use the power of personal persuasion, Mr. Bush said: “The fundamental question is, ‘Will I be a successful president when it comes to foreign policy?’ “

I think we know the answer on this one.

He went on to suggest, as he did in answer to other questions, that voters should simply trust him.

That whole trust thing… We really shouldn’t have.  It’s kind of sad when you come across article after article of things Bush said, promised, lied about and realize that, well, he sure fucked that up.

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