Bush outrages of the day
14 March, 2008
This really isn’t surprising as much as it’s sad and pisses me off.
EPA officials initially tried to set a lower seasonal limit on ozone to protect wildlife, parks and farmland, as required under the law. While their proposal was less restrictive than what the EPA’s scientific advisers had proposed, Bush overruled EPA officials and on Tuesday ordered the agency to increase the limit, according to the documents.
Bush wanted to take into account “economic values and on personal comfort and well-being” – I guess being able to breath and live in a non-super-heated climate don’t relate to personal comfort and well-being.
But this, takes the cake.
“I must say, I’m a little envious,” Bush said. “If I were slightly younger and not employed here, I think it would be a fantastic experience to be on the front lines of helping this young democracy succeed.”
“It must be exciting for you … in some ways romantic, in some ways, you know, confronting danger. You’re really making history, and thanks,” Bush said.
War is romantic? Only someone like Bush – who did everything he could to get out of serving in the Vietnam war – could still hold the idea that war is romantic. I guess that’s why he doesn’t feel a need to fund the troops properly while in the field and after coming home. Why would they need help recovering from such a “romantic” activity?