Psst. Don't bring up the "I' word.
Amazing story about Bush meeting with Republican Senators. Amazing and deeply troubling.
President Bush barely mentioned the war in Iraq when he met with Republican senators behind closed doors in the Capitol Thursday morning and was not asked about the course of the war, Sen. Trent Lott, R-Mississippi, said.
"No, none of that," Lott told reporters after the session when asked if the Iraq war was discussed. "You're the only ones who obsess on that. We don't and the real people out in the real world don't for the most part."
Lott went on to say he has difficulty understanding the motivations behind the violence in Iraq.
"It's hard for Americans, all of us, including me, to understand what's wrong with these people," he said. "Why do they kill people of other religions because of religion? Why do they hate the Israeli's and despise their right to exist? Why do they hate each other? Why do Sunnis kill Shiites? How do they tell the difference? They all look the same to me."
Bush meets with the leaders of the majority in the Senate, they don't ask a single question about Iraq!!!??
Gee, that inspires confidence. It confirms in a vivid way that Republicans have refused to perform and continue to neglect their sworn duty to provide oversight and a check on the executive branch. They've given the White House an utter blank check, and have served as nothing but a rubber stamp, do-nothing congress. And history will record that they absolutely laid down and allowed enormous damage to be done to the country, the world, and the constitution, all in the name of loyalty to party and power above all else.
And Republican candidates are banking on the corporate/Bush millions to carry them into office where they will then pay it all back by serving to expand and consolodate Republican power and serve corporate interests above all else.
Will the public be fooled once more?
And Lott's statement removes all doubt that even prominent members of the "most exclusive club in the world" are often utter idiots. Scary even.
Lott thinks Iraq isn't important to many people? Is he nuts? Well, I think he answered that already. Either that or it's breathtaking wishful thinking ahead of the elections.