Monday, October 02, 2006

Can We Get Competence Back, Please?

posted by John Blanco @ 9:10 PM


Here's Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld today being questioned on military build--up by Venezueala:

Asked whether he believes Venezuelan officials' contention that the weapon buys are strictly for defense and not a threat to the region, Rumsfeld said, "I don't know of anyone threatening Venezuela — anyone in this hemisphere."

I can't name anyone either, Donald. Oh, except for -- I don't know -- THE US!

How about Pat Robertson, former Presidential candidate, just a year ago, on August 22nd, 2005!

You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he [Hugo Chavez] thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war.

Or how about our position on the coup against Hugo Chavez 4 years ago?

The Bush administration regrets its hasty embrace of the short-lived coup against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, experts in touch with U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

Yeah...Donald, does that answer your question?


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