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.