BUSH CIRCLING THE DRAIN
Cartoon by Elaine Meinel Supkis
By Elaine Meinel Supkis
From Political Affairs:
Another crack in the dam! Looks like the Downing Street Memos are going to take down both Blair and Bush. Both will park their carcasses at Carlyle and work for their real masters: the Saudi Rulers.
Congressman Jim Leach (R, Iowa) has informed Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D, California) that he will co-sponsor her Resolution of Inquiry into Bush Administration communications with the U.K. about Iraq at the time of the Downing Street Memos. Leach is the first Republican member of Congress to publicly support a demand for an inquiry into the Bush Administration's pre-war claims. The 131 congress members who have signed Congressman John Conyers' letter to the President about the Downing Street Memo are all Democrats. The 11 Senators who have asked the Senate Intelligence Committee to do the investigation it committed to in February 2004 but never did are all Democrats.
The Resolution, H. Res. 375, is a privileged resolution which must be brought to a vote in the House International Relations Committee by September 16th, or Lee is permitted to demand a vote of the full House. Fifty-two Democrats, including Lee, have co-sponsored the Resolution. Leach is the first Republican to join them, and he is a member of the International Relations Committee..
The International Relations Committee has 27 Republican members and 23 Democratic members. Thus far 10 of the Democrats have co-sponsored the Resolution. If the other 13 vote for it as well, then along with Leach, one more Republican vote will be needed for a tie, or two more for passage.
Leach has questioned Bush's war policies for years and was one of five Republicans in May to vote for Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey's amendment requiring an exit strategy. Another of those five, Congressman Ron Paul of Texas, also serves on the International Relations Committee.
Meanwhile, things get worse and worse for both men.
Bush evidently is falling apart, hard to believe, isn't it, that he has any parts left to fall? From Capitol Hill Blue:
While President George W. Bush travels around the country in a last-ditch effort to sell his Iraq war, White House aides scramble frantically behind the scenes to hide the dark mood of an increasingly angry leader who unleashes obscenity-filled outbursts at anyone who dares disagree with him.If this story is true and it sounds reasonable, Bubble Boy will have only one place where he can be himself: in a Saudi Sereglio.
“I’m not meeting again with that goddamned bitch,” Bush screamed at aides who suggested he meet again with Cindy Sheehan, the war-protesting mother whose son died in Iraq. “She can go to hell as far as I’m concerned!”
Bush, administration aides confide, frequently explodes into tirades over those who protest the war, calling them “motherfucking traitors.” He reportedly was so upset over Veterans of Foreign Wars members who wore “bullshit protectors” over their ears during his speech to their annual convention that he told aides to “tell those VFW assholes that I’ll never speak to them again is they can’t keep their members under control.”
There, no one will ask questions or look at him except for the Sultan who enjoys his caresses and kisses. They can roll in piles of American dollars and laugh at how Americans were fooled into supporting the oil barons and sheiks of Araby. Kissing and fondling each other, yes, that is what pleases Bush.
Instead, he runs from pillar to post, trying to pretend he and his fellow yellow bellies are real men and not nubile females in the Saudi stable, waiting to be kissed again.
Ah, the kisses of the Sultan on that hot, sultry, Texas afternoon! Bush sent his "wife" away so he could smooch his beloved Sultan without female interference.
Like a Valentino movie, Bush sighs and wonders how he can get rid of Cindy Sheehan. She can talk to the press for hours! Without a radio promptor! She can write without a ghost writer! She can read, too! Rats.
And worst of all, she can think and she has put 2+2 together and her numbers aren't fuzzy.
“Who gives a flying fuck what the polls say,” he screamed at a recent strategy meeting. “I’m the President and I’ll do whatever I goddamned please. They don’t know shit.”Well, polls don't matter, do they, thanks to Diebold. But Bush's numbers have collapsed and he doesn't understand, he is in deep doo-doo now.
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