24 February 2006

Commentary: Good Government, Bad Government, Bush Government

In response to congressional concerns over the sale of British owned American seaports to Dubai, a member of the United Arab Emirates, Bush said, "People don't need to worry about security. The more people learn about the transaction that has been scrutinized and approved by my government..."

Whoa whoa, hold on there. So Mr. President you've preached since September 11, 2001 (that's FIVE years by the way) that the people of the United States need to be on constant alert for our safety. You even (somehow) convinced Americans that we needed to set out on a War on Terror (whatever the hell that means) and it was just in the end of January 2006 that the Department of Homeland Security finally lowered the National Threat Level from Orange (indicating a high risk of terrorists attacks) to Yellow (indicating significant risk of terrorists attacks).

After creating all this paranoia within the American people, you now stand before us and essentially say, "What? Why are Americans worried about a little port deal?" How could you have not anticipated the response this issue would bring? And do you know what the real kicker of your statement is? I'll give you a hint - it's two words. No clue? "My government..." You know for me to say, "My government is working for me," is one thing because I'm a citizen of the United States and well, the American government is supposed to be working for Americans. However, for you, the President of the United States of America, to say, "my government" gives the phrase a whole new connotation. Your government?! You know I thought that all this time the government in charge was the American government but if it's been your government running the country all along, it seems that all the problems that have occurred over the last five years suddenly make a lot more sense. So now, Mr. President, one more question for you: What have you done with the government of the United States of America?

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