"I am the good Hitler.
Saddam needs killing"
Bush spokesman Ari Fleischer endorses Saddam
When little George allows his spokespersons to endorse a
"one bullet" solution to Saddam Hussein, then you understand that
little George is clueless about how the world works.
In all our personal relations, human beings tend to treat others as they are being treated. If someone argues with you, you
argue with them. If they sue you, you sue them. If they treat you with
respect, you respond accordingly.
In a more complex way, when people try to resolve their
differences in the court house or in the school yard the same thing
applies. If two kids fight and one picks up a baseball bat then the other
is going to do the same. If in a lawsuit one side uses dirty tricks, the
other does the same.
Little George continues to advocate assassination as the
solution to Saddam. By doing this he says that he is playing by the oldest
political rules in the book: "simply cut to the chase and kill your
adversary". If little George is assassinated as have been several
United States presidents, then he has to accept the responsibility for his own
death regardless of who does it.
The time has come for the world to live in peace. The
time has come to understand that global peace and prosperity is founded on
economics and not murder.
As Bill Clinton told Daddy George a decade ago: "Its the
economy, stupid". Little George does not understand those words
anymore than Daddy George. The U S economy is going to hell, while little
George dreams of killing Saddam and only God knows who else.
Little George needs to consider going to ground like Dick
Cheney. If he is going to endorse the assassination of world leaders,
litttle George had better go find a deep hole and crawl in it.
October 2, 2002
Bush, Congress seek consensus
By JIM ABRAMS
.c The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (Oct. 2) - President Bush and congressional leaders are trying again to find a united approach to dealing with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
Agreement on an Iraq resolution could set the stage for a strong vote for the president's policies before Congress recesses for the election campaign.
The Bush administration was also pressing the U.N. Security Council to accept a proposed U.S.-British resolution to disarm Iraq, a campaign complicated by an agreement announced Tuesday between Baghdad and U.N. arms inspectors.
Secretary of State Colin Powell said there should be no resumption of inspections until the Security Council comes up with new ground rules for those inspections and spells out the consequences if Iraq does not abide by them.
``Everybody understands that the old inspection regime did not work,'' Powell said. ``They (the Iraqis) tied it up in knots.''
Bush challenged the Security Council to ``show its backbone'' by passing a tough resolution. The other permanent members of the Security Council - France, Russia and China - have resisted U.S.-British demands that the resolution include provisions for a military response to Iraqi failure to disarm.
Bush was conferring Wednesday with the four top congressional leaders - Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., Senate Republican leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., and House Democratic leader Dick Gephardt, D-Mo. - in hopes of finding common ground on a congressional resolution giving the president authority to take military action against Iraq.
Gephardt's spokesman, Erik Smith, said Gephardt and Daschle were waiting for the White House response to their latest proposal. ``Our folks are confident they are very close,'' he said.
While there's near-unanimous agreement that Saddam presents a threat to U.S. security interests, concurring on an Iraqi resolution has been difficult. Lawmakers from both parties are leery of giving the president open-ended authority to wage war or to act unilaterally without the backing of the United Nations or an international coalition.
If no agreement is reached, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House International Relations Committee were scheduled to take up separate proposals Wednesday. The version in the GOP-controlled House was likely to be closer to ideas presented by the White House. The Senate proposal was crafted by Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joseph Biden, D-Del., and Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., a senior member of the committee.
The Biden-Lugar proposal emphasizes the need for international support but reserves the right of the United States to act unilaterally if the U.N. Security Council fails to approve a new resolution. It also focuses on weapons of mass destruction as the main justification for military action against Iraq.
John Feehery, spokesman for Hastert, said the aim was still to work with the Senate on a resolution that will command broad support in both chambers. But he held out the possibility the House would act independently.
``There is no track,'' Biden said when asked if they were working together. ``Nobody is on the same track.''
Bush suggested he couldn't accept Biden-Lugar as written. ``I don't want to get a resolution which ties my hands,'' Bush told reporters. But he said he would continue to work with Congress on the wording ``and I'm confident we'll get something done.''
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., said he, too, is drafting a proposal that would authorize U.S. military action only if Iraq fails to comply with a U.N. resolution. ``We shouldn't allow Saddam to paint this as Saddam against the United States,'' he said.
House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas, one of the few House Republicans to express concerns about the administration's Iraq policy, said he still wasn't convinced that a pre-emptive, unilateral strike was the best course. ``Do you kill the snake when it stays in its hole? This is a tough question,'' he told reporters.
Meanwhile, Bush spokesman Ari Fleischer brushed aside a congressional estimate that war with Iraq could cost U.S. taxpayers as much as $6 billion to $9 billion a month. The cost could be as little as ``one bullet,'' Fleischer said, should the Iraqi people take the initiative to depose Saddam Hussein themselves.
Asked if he was advocating from the White House podium that someone inside Iraq kill Saddam, Fleischer said, ``Regime change is welcome in whatever form it takes.''
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