Thursday, September 28


It's the most important thing in the world, but not important enough for Bush and his Republican Congressional leaders to discuss.

President Bush barely mentioned the war in Iraq when he met with Republican senators behind closed doors in the Capitol Thursday morning and was not asked about the course of the war, Sen. Trent Lott, R-Mississippi, said.

"No, none of that," Lott told reporters after the session when asked if the Iraq war was discussed. "You're the only ones who obsess on that. We don't and the real people out in the real world don't for the most part."

The real people out in the real world? Does he mean these people?

Then Lott demonstrates the wisdom and sensitivity that lost him his job as Senate Majority Leader:

Lott went on to say he has difficulty understanding the motivations behind the violence in Iraq.

"It's hard for Americans, all of us, including me, to understand what's wrong with these people," he said. "Why do they kill people of other religions because of religion? Why do they hate the Israeli's and despise their right to exist? Why do they hate each other? Why do Sunnis kill Shiites? How do they tell the difference? They all look the same to me."

I'm such a cynic that I suspect Lott was trying, with those stupid remarks, to deflect attention from the embattled George Allen. You know, good Republican racists stick together.

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