20 June 2008

Why Is Bush Helping Saudi Arabia Build Nukes?

The Wall Street Journal - Why Is Bush Helping Saudi Arabia Build Nukes?:

Here's a quick geopolitical quiz: What country is three times the size of Texas and has more than 300 days of blazing sun a year? What country has the world's largest oil reserves resting below miles upon miles of sand? And what country is being given nuclear power, not solar, by President George W. Bush, even when the mere assumption of nuclear possession in its region has been known to provoke pre-emptive air strikes, even wars? If you answered Saudi Arabia to all of these questions, you're right...

That's not good enough. We would do well to remember that it was the U.S. who provided the original nuclear assistance to Iran under the Atoms for Peace program, before Iran's monarch was overthrown in the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Such an uprising in Saudi Arabia today could be at least as damaging to U.S. security.

We've long known that America's addiction to oil pays for the spread of extremism. If this Bush nuclear deal moves forward, Saudi Arabia's petrodollars could flow to the dangerous expansion of nuclear technologies in the most volatile region of the world.

While the scorching Saudi Arabian sun heats sand dunes instead of powering photovoltaic panels, millions of Americans will fork over $4 a gallon without realizing that their gas tank is fueling a nascent nuclear arms race.


Robb Allen said...

Don't blame me, man, I voted for....

Shit. I voted for the idiot. Ok, blame me...

Sorry dude, I wish I could say we had a better choice. This election is even worse. Our politicians are out of touch. Instead of coming up with sound ideas for an energy policy, they try to blame the oil companies for doing what oil companies do. Then they won't let us drill in our own backyard where we've got about the same amount of oil as the Saudis.

Hell, my friend, it's hard enough electing politicians that won't throw you guys to the wolves.

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

To answer the question, President (am)Bush is helping "our friends, the Saudis" fund and arm murdering Islamic fanatics, because
1. He can.
2. He's an idiot.
3. He has been in politics so long, he really doesn't get the fact there are actually people who are true to their principles (even if they're the WRONG ones).
4. He doesn't think the consequences will affect him personally, anyway, so why not?
Psychologists call this condition "out of touch with reality".
Besides, betrayal is what Dubya does well: So far, he's betrayed the Conservative base of the GOP and electorate twice, shown the "family parrot" to Americans longing for border security, and wiped his bohuncus with the Constitution, and the principles of America's founders...All for the glory of Papist altruism.

But you haven't seen anything yet. I wonder how InSane or O-bomb-ya will defile the nation further (It's a tough act to follow, but I'm sure they're up to the task)?

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