Saturday 2nd of December 2023

what's mine is mine & what's yours is mine too .....

‘During an interview with conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh, US President George Bush expressed deep concerns about the possibility of the United States leaving the Middle East, raising fears that extremists could topple governments to "control oil resources."

"Give me a second here, Rush, because I want to share something with you," Bush said. "I am deeply concerned about a country, the United States, leaving the Middle East."

Bush said that he was "worried that rival forms of extremists will battle for power, obviously creating incredible damage if they do so; that they will topple modern governments, that they will be in a position to use oil as a tool to blackmail the West."

"People say, 'What do you mean by that?'" The president continued. "I say, 'If they control oil resources, then they pull oil off the market in order to run the price up, and they will do so unless we abandon Israel, for example, or unless we abandon allies.'"’

Bush: US Must Stay In Iraq To Control Oil & Protect Israel

just more bushit .....

President Bush yesterday signed the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act after initially rejecting Congress's first version because it would have allegedly opened the Iraqi government to "expensive lawsuits." 

Even though he forced Congress to change its original bill, Bush's signature yesterday came with a little-noticed signing statement, claiming that provisions in the law "could inhibit the President's ability to carry out his constitutional obligations."  

CQ reports on the provisions Bush plans to disregard: 

·                     a commission to probe contracting fraud in Iraq and Afghanistan

·                     the expansion of protections for whistleblowers who work for government contractors

·                     a requirement that US intelligence agencies promptly respond to congressional requests for documents &

·                     a fourth that bars funding for permanent bases in Iraq and for any action that exercises US control over Iraq's oil money. 

Bush Issues Signing Statement On Defense Act, Waiving Ban On Permanent Iraq Bases