We're All About Regional Stability
On Chavez's arms deal with the Ruskies: "WE repeatedly talked to the Russian government that the arms purchases planned by Venezuela EXCEEDED its defense needs and are not helpful in terms of regional stability." US State Department spokesman
You can't make this stuff up! How much irony can drip from one statement? How canthe guy keep a straight face?
The US decides the quantity of other countries defense needs thankyou? How much did Saudi Arabia need this year? Why, 42 billion dollars worth, because they have a lot of defendin to do. How many arms did we send Israel? Were they helpful in terms of regional stability? How much to Columbia?
And how does Hugo reply to State Dept. concerns he has exceeded his defense need quota? He visits Cuba and Belarus. He cashes the latest oil profit check and says fuck you very much.
Bush said yesterday that "the consequences of transforming countries ..will be profound." One quick study old GW. What worries me is where all the other news goes when the headlines move on. Remember the murder of those Iraqi civilians? Whats going on in Somalia or the Congo, Afghanistan or Gaza? Remember Jack Abramoff? Seems like ages ago. Matt Lauer, on the Today Show, was wondering if Israel was losing "the high ground" with the child murdering and all. Once again the world reacts to photo journalism, to agonizing images, to pictures and portrayals and the cameraman has incredible power over reality. The Spectacle continues. Stock Market is up, oil is 75.20 and the "death tax" is gone but not forgotten.