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I happened to see a CNN news report on this whole deal yesterday...with Wolf Blitzer all breathless and excited that this deal is being heavily opposed by many Republicans, and that there is bi-partisan support in Congress to block it. Another CNN person (forgetting his name) was slamming Bush for giving the keys to US doorways to a government that has secretly supported Al-Quida (I don't know much about this, but have read this same thing in numerous places...that there is a UAE--Al-Quida link). So on the face of it, it seems insane, and will be a losing deal for Bush.

But I read another perspective that has caused me to stop and wonder: that really, this is a Republican ploy/plan to 1. show the US citizens that the Republicans are not under Bush's thumb, but are 2. independent, and are pro-Homeland security, and that 3. because Bush is so disliked by everyone now, that this provides cover to the Republicans who are running for re-election.

Could they be that smart and cunning? I don't know...but I wouldn't put it past them to try...

And if it isn't the above scenario, then it is Bush just pushing another failed scheme...it won't pass...and one would wonder why he would do this?

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia

by whataboutbob on Wed Feb 22nd, 2006 at 11:34:10 AM EST

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