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29 March 2006

 

House of Cards comes tumbling down.

Loyal to the End Andy Card was devoted to his president. But in the end, the failure of Bush’s agenda on Capitol Hill was his undoing. By Richard Wolffe and Holly Bailey Newsweek Updated: 2:49 p.m. ET March 28, 2006

Card first offered his resignation three weeks ago, according to the White House. That was just after the first polls showed just how much the White House was bleeding support after the Dubai ports story. A CBS poll gave Bush a job approval rating of only 34 percent and a personal favorability rating of 29 percent. (NEWSWEEK’s poll later showed the president with a 36-percent approval rating.) Bush won some respite from the ports storm when he traveled to Afghanistan, India and Pakistan. But within days of his return, he suffered another defeat in the House on the ports deal. One day later, the finely crafted compromise between the White House and the United Arab Emirates collapsed and the Dubai company agreed to sell its new U.S. operations. That was the day Card offered to quit.

What could have made yesterday the day for President Bush to take Card up on his offer? After all Donald Rumsfeld offered to resign and Bush didn't take him up on it. Said he was to important to the War on Ter. Who, besides Karl Rove, could be more important to Bush's Administration than World Champion workaholic Andrew Card, the guy who helped manipulate intelligence to sell the War in the first place?

Could it have been this headline?

Fake "Dirty Bomb" Smuggled into U.S Investigators find security lapses at U.S. ports of entry including some in Texas

Monday, March 27, 2006 — By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) - Undercover investigators slipped radioactive material -enough to make two small "dirty bombs" - across U.S.borders in Texas and Washington state in a test last year of security at American points of entry.

Radiation alarms at the unidentified sites detected the small amounts of cesium-137, a nuclear material used in industrial gauges. But U.S. customs agents permitted the investigators to enter the United States because they were tricked with counterfeit documents.

The Bush administration said Monday that within 45 days it will give U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents the tools they needto verify such documents in the future.

45 more days after all the time they've had since the smuggling occured in December? This coming on the heels of Administration approval of a no-bid contact for the Chinese company Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. to, "detect nuclear materials inside cargo passing through the Bahamas to the United States?" Is the President actually listening to his Conservative critics? Critics like Syncophant-in-Chief Fred Barns? Is he really going to clean house? Has old "asleep at the wheel" finaly woke up in a cold sweat concerned with real border control security as the Democrats have been for years? I doubt it.

The idea that you could cleanup the Bush White House by replacing just a few people is ridiculas. The whole establishment is rotten, from Lawrence A. Franklin, Douglas Feith, to Andrew Card and Karl Rove. These people have the nerve, after all that's occured to allow an, "Israeli high-tech company . . . paying $225 million to purchase Sourcefire, a Maryland software firm that sells firewall protection. Its customers include the Pentagon." As long as these people are incharge our Nation is for sale to the highest bidder, and that is the very definition of treason.


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