April 18th, 2006

yellow_elephant

Bolton Declares War On America?

Joshua Bolten, the new White House chief of staff, indicated he's preparing to make changes in the Bush administration, telling senior aides today to `refresh, re- engage'' or quit now.

``If you're thinking about leaving, now's the time,'' Press Secretary Scott McClellan quoted Bolten as telling White House senior staff. The former budget director said he wanted people with enough energy to be ``charging ahead for the next two-and one-half years,'' McClellan said.

[ cf Bloomberg: Bolten Says White House Staff Must `Re-Engage' or Leave Posts ]
Or is there some War Language Issues here about resolving what types of 'engagements' we are in...

I would understand if Majikally The War President were to wave his Majik Wand and become The Shidduch President!!!

But would that mean abandoning all of that War Rhetoric for some, well, at least constructive engagement with America....
yellow_elephant

Nuking To Support The Dollar!!!!

Worth reminding those folks who are taking some solance in
President Bush refused on Tuesday to rule out nuclear strikes against Iran if diplomacy fails to curb the Islamic Republic's atomic ambitions.

Iran, which says its nuclear program is purely peaceful, told world powers it would pursue atomic technology, whatever they decided at a meeting held in Moscow on Tuesday.

That meeting ended without any substantial results, a source close to the negotiations told Interfax late on Tuesday.

[ cf Reuters: Bush declines to exclude nuclear strike on Iran ]
The gooder news, that many of my Whiney Liberal Friends were once whining at me about, is that they can now accept living in a Nation where the WarLord is willing to engage in Nuclear Weapon Threatening of other nations.

So why not use Our Nuclear Dominance to shore up the value of the dollar!!! Or help countries understand that they really do want to buy American Treasuries!!! Why they might even find it useful to help us in the WhateverOnWhomever so that we do not demonstrate to the world our Willingness to Nuke First and Ask Questions when we run out of other things to do...