12 March 2006
Bush becomes Republican scapegoat
US President George W. Bush (pictured) has has told a conference of the National Newspaper Association that the US needs allies like the UAE.
"They are a key partner for our military in a critical region, and outside of our own country, Dubai services more of our military, military ships, than any country in the world," Bush said.
"In order to win the war on terror we have got to strengthen our friendships and relationships with moderate Arab countries in the Middle East."
Unfortunately the one time Bush is right the rest of his party has turned against him. With his time in office running out it appears as though the Republican party has chosen the ports debate as the issue with which to distance themselves from him. Fellow Republicans have seen their President's ratings plummeting to all-time low and are jumping on the Islamophobic public bandwagon while their leader is down. This is almost certainly a calculated move which would not have happened before the last Presidential elections. Bush has been used as a puppet throughout his reign and is now the scapegoat through which the Republicans can kick-start their next election campaign. Unfortunately, US politicians have succeeded in alienating the Arab world as a result of their desire to appeal to the masses in America.