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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Bush defines "functioning government"

W down under:
They [Iraq] got a budgeting process that's funding their military. In other words, there is a functioning government.
-- via WIIIAI.

Just before that, W said:
Do they need an oil law? You bet they need an oil law. Why? Because it will be part of saying to Sunnis, Shia, and Kurd alike, the oil belongs to the people. It's a way to unify the country. On the other hand, they are distributing revenues from the central government. In Anbar province they have distributed $107 million this year, about $96 million last year. There's only one place they could have gotten the revenue from, the oil resources.
Only one place. RIGHT. The US officially has provided billions of dollars earmarked for the Iraqi military. It could be some of that. They could have gotten it by selling misplaced US weapons or leftover stockpiles of munitions on the black market. They could be smuggling Afghan heroin to Turkey, or selling Iraqi orphans to the highest Saudi bidder.

Aargh! WHY am I trying to apply logical arguments to W's totally insane nonsense?