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Spin The Spinner And Call The Shot ...

Saturday, Mar. 11, 2006 12:00 AM

It's Political Twister, guaranteed to have you tied up in a knot!

Right Thumb Green!

Despite Iran's status as a charter member of the Axis of Evil, and President Bush labelling Iran a, "grave national security concern," it seems diplomacy is back in vogue, as is keeping all options on the table.

But one wonders how a grave national security concern involving a country that has an active nuclear weapons program differs from the grave and growing threat posed by a country that, as it turns out, didn't have an active program at all?

Left Thumb Purple!

At the same time, President Bush is set to embark on another round of speeches to clarify the Administration's strategy in Iraq. (Expect speeches from Vice President Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as well.)

The goal is to give Americans, "better depth, understanding and context for how the strategy in Iraq is unfolding."

"I understand some of the things I've done are unpopular," Bush said in a radio address. (No, Mr. Bush, some of the things you've done are illegal.)

"If you're afraid to make decisions and you only worried about, you know, whether or not people in the classroom are going to say nice things about you, you're not leading," he adds.

Oh, like accepting responsibility as part of a strategy to position oneself favorably in the history books?

Left Foot Yellow!

And President Bush is still trying to spin the Dubai Ports deal, claiming the political fallout over the now-sidelined deal is sending the wrong message to our friends and allies in the Middle East.

Mr. President, it's not about racism, it's not about globalism, it's about security. You know, the stuff Mike Chertoff is just getting around to thinking about fixing, when we're four-and-a-half years from 9/11 and three years into a costly, ill-planned conflict at 'ground zero on the war on terrorism.'

Um ... whatever!

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