Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Worse Than We Thought

Even a trip to Mexico can't wash away those blues.

Bush Can't Escape From Mounting Woes

President Bush's trip to sunny Latin America was no day at the beach. He was buffeted by complaints about immigration laws, ethanol tariffs, the Iraq war and accusations that the United States was ignoring its southern neighbors.

And back home, the problems continued to pile up. The revelation of close White House involvement in the firing of eight federal prosecutors sent White House aides into full damage control mode on Tuesday - from afar.

This came on top of revelations of shoddy outpatient care at Walter Reed Medical Center, an affair that has resulted in top-level Army resignations; the conviction on perjury and obstruction charges of Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, and the FBI's acknowledgment that it broke the law to ferret out personal information about Americans.

For Bush it all adds up to trouble ahead, trouble behind.

Driving that train, high on cocaine...

[Update: What a surprise to see Khalid Sheik Mohammad trotted out to re-confess to the Sept 11 attacks! Nice timing, boys.]

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