Bush Should Worry More About GOP Than Arab Allies

While President Bush is rightly “concerned about a broader message this issue could send to our friends and allies around the world, particularly in the Middle East,” he ought to be even more concerned about the message he is sending to the GOP and the American public.

The GOP Congress has rebelled against the Bush Administration. Some Republican congressmen will be putting distance between themselves and Bush, just like Gore did with Clinton.
If Bush’s last term is a lame-duck presidency as some claim, then this Ports Deal may very well be the nail in the coffin. I have little faith Bush will resurrection his GOP relationships or influence he once enjoyed. What little leverage Bush has left will not provide him enough power to act effectively during the remainder of his presidency.

Bush Worried Collapsed Ports Deal Could Send Wrong Message to Allies

WASHINGTON- President Bush on Friday said he’s worried that this week’s meltdown of aU.S.ports deal with a United Arab Emirates-owned company could send the wrong message to important allies in theMiddle East.”I’m concerned about a broader message this issue could send to our friends and allies around the world, particularly in theMiddle East,” Bush said in remarks to the National Newspaper Association. “In order to win the War on Terror, we have got to strengthen our relationships and friendships with moderate, Arab countries in the Midddle East. UAE is a committed ally in the War on terror, they are a key partner for our military in a critical region.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,187437,00.html

Technorati : , ,
Del.icio.us : , ,
Ice Rocket : , ,
Buzznet : , ,
43 Things : , ,

Advertisements

Posted on March 11, 2006, in News and politics. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: