Egads! My brain feels like a rusty, old lawn-chair this morning. I suppose there are certain Zen-like benefits in not being able to form a logical, coherent thought. I mean, I could easily sit and gape at a houseplant and drool my way into enlightenment. Granted, it's not particularly productive, and it might make the houseplant somewhat nervous, but it might be just the thing I need to do. Besdies, there's one special cactus I have that definitely could use a little angst.
Anyway, as many of you know, I'm not a particularly politically-minded person. I tend to stroll the middle of that road rather than get in the middle of what seems like nothing other than childish bickering. However, this latest, devisive kerfuffle our President has caused does certainly intrigue me.
I don't understand why we would sell control of our ports to a foreign country that threatens us --be it directly or indirectly. I'm certain that in time I'll learn more of the reasoning behind it. My biggest concern is the fact that President Bush doesn't seem to really think things through all that much, and now he's saying with his usual Stalin-esque bravado that he will veto any bill Congress passes in order to block the sale of our ports to a nation which many in our country are kind of skeptical about. I certainly do question the motives behind this sale, and I wonder who exactly is going to gain from this?
Now, not to sound like a conspiracy nut, but am I the only one who sees that it's probably not a coincidence that Bush's desire to sell our ports to this conglomerate of oil-producing nations comes at a time when he is scampering about the country preaching the importance of reducing our nation's dependence on foreign oil? Is he thinking that we owe these nations something simply because we are looking to decrease the amount of oil this country uses and thus imports?
Yup. It's an odd, little affair. I for one won't feel any safer should this sale go through. Bush is obviously welcome to try and change my mind, but I have zero confidence that he will address the concerns of his people. He preaches against fear and trerror, but actually does little to make this country any safer. If he feels we owe the Arab Oil Emerates anything, perhaps we should just send them a fruit basket and a thank-you note.
Oh well... Time to torture the cactus. Have a great day!