"I'm a war president!"
It's really something to watch this mini-revolution among the Bush authoritarian cultists over the UAE port deal, and watching Bushco spin this one as, "No, these are the good Arabs," and then, "The President had no idea what was going on."
And while Joe Lieberman is standing by his man on this one, Rep.Sue Myrick (R-NC) is having none of it.
Dear Mr President: In regards to selling American ports to the United Arab Emirates, not just NO but HELL NO!Signed, Sue Myrick. But this gets at my earlier point regarding xenophobic rhetoric. You see, Sue Myrick also said this back in 2003:
"You know, and this can be misconstrued, but honest to goodness (husband) Ed and I for years, for 20 years, have been saying, 'You know, look at who runs all the convenience stores across the country.' Every little town you go into, you know?"Sue Myrick, winning hearts and minds since 1995.
- U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC), who as the Charlotte Observer reported, "confided in a speech that she had been driving, worried, around the country for decades fueled by suspicions about Arab and Arab-looking convenience store owners." [2/7/03]