Bourgeois Deviant

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Exceeding Tolerance

From a Wall Street Journal article on the Doha trade talks:
The administration's fresh focus on Doha hasn't necessarily won the same level of attention from its chief executive. Joining visiting South African President Mbeki in the Oval Office Friday, President Bush told reporters that the two talked about "the necessity of trade."

"We talked about, interestingly enough, the Darfur round," Mr. Bush said, apparently confusing the Qatar city with the Sudanese region beset by violence.
I realize that President Bush is a *ahem* self proclaimed plain spoken man. To dilute venom a bit more, former President Bill Clinton has even said that he doesn't consider Bush to be a stupid man. Fine. However, for someone to confuse Doha with Darfur given what is going on in Darfur is the height of negligence. Careless mistakes are not an option when you are the President of the United States.

This is the man who is the "Decider" when it comes to the lives of our men and women in uniform. Is it any wonder, with examples like this, that the the "War on Terror" is going the way it is.

Fareed Zakaria had it right when Jon Stewart asked him about Bush on the Daily show a few days back... He just doesn't appreciate the true gravity of reality.

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