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2006/2/22

Bush Pleading Ignorance Over Port Deal

@ 12:10 AM (99 months, 13 days ago)

It's bad enough that George W. Bush wants to outsource our ports to the very people who helped finance some of the 9/11 hijackers. 

But now he's pleading ignorance over the port deal, saying he only found out about the port deal when reports started surfacing that members of Congress where unhappy with the deal.

From CNN's Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer today:

BLITZER: Brian Todd, in Baltimore.

Thanks very much.

President Bush is clearly drawing a line in the sand over the deal for the ports despite deep concerns voiced by congressional leaders from both parties.

Presidential counselor Dan Bartlett told CNN just the other day that the president didn't even know about the deal until he heard reports of the uproar in Congress. Dan Bartlett is joining us now from the White House.

Well, let's travel back in time, shall we, to April 2005, when Idiot Son pleaded ignorance over the U.S. re-entry plan:

Friday, April 15, 2005 - Page updated at 12:00 a.m.

Bush puzzled by U.S. re-entry plan

By Knight Ridder Newspapers and The Washington Post

WASHINGTON — President Bush expressed dismay yesterday over plans to require American, Canadian and Mexican citizens to show passports to enter the United States — a requirement of an intelligence-reform bill he signed late last year — saying it could "disrupt the honest flow of traffic."

"When I first read that in the newspaper, about the need to have passports, for particularly the day crossings that take place — about a million, for example in the state of Texas — I said, 'What's going on here?"' Bush told the American Society of Newspaper Editors. "I thought there was a better way to ... expedite the legal flow of traffic and people."

Does George W. Bush know what's going on in his own government?  He's outsourced our ports to the very people who financed the attack on us on 9/11.  Maybe he's outsourced his entire Presidency, as well.

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0602/21/sitroom.02.html

Bush puzzled by U.S. re-entry plan

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