The liberal media was voraciously lusting after President Bush
to make some sort of comment on China and the hostage situation
while our troops were still there. Presumably, they wanted
the president either to grovel, so they could call him weak, or
speak out and cause an incident that would endanger the lives of
the 24 crew members and thus they could label him a dangerous
Dubya kept quiet and the media fumed.
Our diplomats worked out their release quietly, and after 24
American servicemen and women arrived safely in Hawaii, on
American soil, President Bush held a news conference in the Rose
What he said was Texas tough but not rowdy.
He zeroed in on the fact that China says one thing and acts,
in his words "inconsistently with" their purported aim
of having friendlier relations and increased trade.
He mentioned China's abominable record on human rights and
suppression of religious freedom. The president was
unequivocal in his carefully worded statement that our
surveillance flights would continue.
Ann Compton and her colleagues at ABC called it an "in
your face" speech that would make it very difficult for our
diplomats to negotiate with the Chinese on April 18th regarding
the return of the aircraft. Annie, baby, it's even harder
to negotiate with the damned liberal American media on fairness
in reporting, so sure it will be difficult to negotiate with the
Chinese on anything. It will be particularly difficult
since China is accustomed to having carte blanche to American
property from Washington D.C. to Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Calm down, Ann, and get used to the fact that the White House
has returned to business from the Disneyland (isn't
DisneyCompany your boss?) of the Clinton era.
The Aries II plane has been on Hainan Island long enough for
China to have obtained anything it wanted, and reports coming
from the crew indicate that in the 28 minutes they had between
collision and landing on Hainan, they were able to destroy all
the super-sensitive data. That alone is enough to enrage
the Chinese, who will probably send the plane home in crates
President George W. Bush cannot please the media. One
sign of weakness and he's a twit preppy son of a former
president. When he stands tough and tall, he's a hawk
whose words hamper diplomatic efforts. Right, Annie ...
your old bud Clinton's kind of diplomatic efforts.
I heard the president speak on radio. I am proud to
have this man as our president and the leader of the free world.
It is refreshing to have a man in office who acts very
nonchalantly and says very little while American lives are at
stake. Then, once they are safe, he tells China to shape
up or we might ship them out ... out of the World Trade
Organization bid, their bid for the Olympics and their trade
status with the USA.
"W" said what he had to say, to the crew, to their
families, to the nation, and to China. Then with the
Washington press corps screaming questions at him, he turned and
walked away, to go to Texas for Easter vacation with his family.
That's a man!
Eat your heart out Annie. Have a few drinks with your
pals in the media. Maybe Peter Jennings, Dan Rather the
Democrat, Tom Brokaw, Sam "Spock" Donaldson and Cokie
Roberts will join you in a big pity party over the lost fun of
the Clinton days.
Is President Bush too much for the Washington press corps?
Well, some of them are still young enough to apply for honest
jobs. The others can probably afford to retire.
Maybe Vice-President Cheney has some pals who would like to
buy a few liberal networks and get honest reporting back in
Charge to Keep: My Journey to the White House
by George W. Bush
DVD's Under $10 at buy.com!
Revenge of the Bush Dynasty
by Elizabeth Mitchell
Red Dragon Rising: Communist
China's Military Threat to America
by Edward Timperlake & William C. Triplett II
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