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Bush Credo: Party First, Country Go to Hell

In 2008 Presidential Elections, Bush/Cheney Administration, Foreign Affairs, neoconservatives, politics, shameful on October 6, 2008 by Editor Z

Conservatives and many Americans often asked “whatever happened to politics stopping at the water’s edge”? Well this seems to be what happened, politicians especially neoconservatives have started playing politics with policies that affect our relations overseas.

The Bush/Cheney administration has done more than their fair share of that. Whether it is selecting people to oversee Iraq reconstruction based on their view of a woman’s right to choose or burying the latest assessment of the occupation of Afghanistan from being released or revealed until after the current presidential election. Well there is now another instance of the President putting partisan desires above the good of his country as it relates to policy with Iran.

Bush has recently come to the conclusion that nearly everyone else arrived at earlier (I call it reverse leadership), that merely isolating your enemies and calling it a punishment only emboldens them in the end and allows threats to fester. The Bush/Cheney gang recently appeared perceptive to plans to establish a diplomatic “outpost” in Iran because it could be seen as “political meddling”. More like partisan disloyalty, remember Obama supports such move, while McCain remains steadfast in the old Bush/Cheney view of the neoconservative nitwits.

Hindu:

WASHINGTON: The Bush administration has shelved plans to set up a diplomatic outpost in Iran in part over fears that it could affect the U.S. presidential race or be interpreted as political meddling.

The proposal to send U.S. diplomats to Tehran for the first time in 30 years attracted great attention when it was floated this year but has been placed on indefinite hold as U.S. election nears and Iran allegedly continues to defy demands to halt nuclear activities, said officials.

So much for all that talk in 2000 about “restoring honor and dignity” to the office of the U.S Presidency.

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