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dutchdemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:41 PM
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Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 05:04 PM by dutchdemocrat
Karen Hughes the personification of persona non grata

Karen Hughes is another prime example of the blatant inept nepotistic nightmares that underscore the Bush administration. The mafia-like hiring of family rather than people who are more qualified to do the job is turning uot to be a nightmare for Bushco - in the case of FEMA director Michael Brown especially who compounded the ravages of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans due to his complete lack of experience and knowledge in handling the crisis.

Take Sidney Blumenthals scathing Hughes article in the Guardian.

--- When an Egyptian opposition leader inquired why Mr Bush mentions God in his speeches, Hughes asked him whether he was aware that "previous American presidents have also cited God, and that our constitution cites 'one nation under God'." ----

The truth is the US Constitution says nothing about God. There is no three-letter word with an O wedged between a G and a D anywhere in there. God is simply nowhere to be found in the paperwork. No use of the words "divine" or "Creator" either.

And the omission was too obvious to have been anything but deliberate as some of the key founders were Deists (Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and Tom Paine as well as George Washington and James Madison). The Founding Fathers of the US were not religious men, and they fought hard to erect, in Thomas Jefferson's words, "a wall of separation between church and state." John Adams opined that if they were not restrained by legal measures, Puritans - the fundamentalists of their day - would "whip and crop, and pillory and roast."

In 1797 the US government concluded a "Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the United States of America and the Bey and Subjects of Tripoli, or Barbary," now known as the Treaty of Tripoli. Article 11 of the treaty contains these words:

--- As the Government of the United not in any sense founded on the Christian religion--as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity of Musselmen--and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.---

Karen Hughes first trip through the Middle East will hopefully be her last. If her knowledge of the founding documents of her own nation is so flawed it is petrifying to ponder her ignorance of Middle East politics, history and culture.

Cross posted at Chris Floyd Forums
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:58 PM
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1. As I have said before
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 05:01 PM by stellanoir
this woman has all the charisma of a Pit Bull on crack.

A thinking president would have hired a male fluent in Arabic. But nooooooo, it's a propagandist soccer mom to the rescue. Right that will work.

So glad she got roasted in Turkey by those more thoughtful women.
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cassiepriam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:59 PM
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2. Does shrub know ANY competent people?
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 05:00 PM by cassiepriam
Just wondering.
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