Friday, June 16, 2006

My Feet Are Cold

Ladies and Gentlemen, Hell hath frozen over.

Bush has done two things in the same day that I agree with.

First, he wants to close Gitmo:

    "I'd like to close Guantanamo... No question, Guantanamo sends, you know, a signal to some of our friends -- provides an excuse, for example, to say, 'The United States is not upholding the values that they're trying encourage other countries to adhere to'," Bush said.
Well holy fucking shit, wonders never cease. And then he goes and creates a colossal national monument to protect marine life:
    "It's the single-largest act of ocean conservation in history. It's a large milestone," Lautenbacher said. "It is a place to maintain biodiversity and to maintain basically the nurseries of the Pacific. It spawns a lot of the life that permeates the middle of the Pacific Ocean."
Of course that doesn't exactly make up for six years of bending America over a barrel, eroding our constitutional rights and destroying relations with other countries in a manner that will take a generation to undo. But at least it goes to show that you can still find common ground - somewhere.

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