Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Bush Goes Off the Cuff on Bolivia, Venezuela



At a comencemet address in Chicago, Bush was asked about Bolivia and Venezuela. Here is what he started with:

"I am going to continue to remind our hemisphere that respect for property rights and human rights is essential for all countries in order for there to be prosperity and peace."

So, the hemisphere has to respect property rights for their to be peace? Well we know that has been true the last 50 years in Latin America, but we've never had a President admit to it. (I love it when Bush is caught off-guard)

"I'm going to remind our allies and friends in the neighborhood that the United States of America stands for justice; that when we see poverty, we care about it, and we do something about it.. (stammer). That we care fo... stand for good health care ..."

I'm sure our "friends" appreciate the reminder about Bush's passion for justice and good health care. We show that by giving the richest billions more on their Estates and Capital Gains, while a million are without shelter and 45 million (and rising) are without health care.

"I'm going to remind our people than meddling in other elections is a... to achieve a short term objective is not in ou.. not in the interest of the neighborhood."

He actually did slip there almost saying 'our interests.' But what an amazing statement coming from the world's worst offender in tampering with elections. Here Bush can't claim ignorance because the Bush family has had plent to do with that. With this, he appeared to be directly confronting Bolivia and preparing the ground for an Ortega win in Nicaragua, which will be blamed on the Latin axis of evil. And the media wil ignore that our taxdollars and diplomats are the only illegal foregin interference in Nicaragua.

"I will continue to remind people that trade is the best way to help people be lifted from poverty."

No one is against trade, in fact we socialists love it. What we are against is a prohibition on planning, on tailoring different polcies depending on our nation's goals. If we want to protect certain industries, we should, if we want to help push sustainable technologies, we should. The trade Bush refers to is where the US lawyers set the rules and control the game - to the benefit of our cherished companies.

7 Comments:

Blogger Mark D. Glesne said...

You sound more and more like your father everyday!

9:55 AM  
Blogger jsb said...

Compare Bolivia-Venezuela-Cuba in 10 years with their trade pact against those in the FTA and see who's standard of living is raised.

And remember, capitalist U.S.A is Venezuela's largest trading partner, to the benefit of Venezuela and its socialist programs. It's capitalism that pays for that oil and capitalism that's going to prop that clown in Caracas up for years to come. That is, unless we decide "tailoring different polcies depending on our nation's goals" and buy more Alberta oil. Let Chavez ship his oil to China.

8:23 AM  
Blogger leftside said...

We don't have to go in the future. Compare Venezuela-Cuba-Argentina versus the free traders the last 5 years and see what you get.

How is it capitalism that provides Venezuela's oil income. It is precisely because it is majority state owned and operated that Venezuela is raking in the dough now. The fact that the US buys a lot is irrelevant. China would be more than happy to step in, as would anyone else. But certainly its our perogative.

8:45 PM  
Blogger jsb said...

"How is it capitalism that provides Venezuela's oil income."

Because capitalist oil companies buy the oil from Venezuela and sell it in capitalist America. Those petrodollars are paid for by the working classes in the U.S., who largely work for independent small businesses (capitalist). Without the capitalist financed market for his oil in the United States, there'd be no social programs in Venezuela. Do you think petrodollars just appear in sacks from the oil companies largesse into the Venezuelan banks?

5:10 AM  
Blogger leftside said...

I'm losing you... whether the oil consuming world is socialist or capitalist doesn't make a difference. The difference is how the oil profits and money gets allocated after its sold. Fnally in Venezuela the money is going to the average people and not the rich. In the US we are not so lucky. That giant sucking sound is money going from the worker to the oil corporation's bottom line.

1:26 PM  
Blogger jsb said...

The oil corporation's bottom line has increased as much as Venezuela's bottom line has increased because of supply and demand. That's called market economics, dude.

What I'm trying to tell you is that without a healthy capitalist economy in the norte, there'd be no money for Chavez to spend.

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The capitalist economy in the north is in trouble. The Chinese OWN it. Did you not get that memo?

10:32 PM  

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