"After careful review by our government, I believe the transaction ought to go forward," Bush told reporters who had traveled with him on Air Force One to Washington. "I want those who are questioning it to step up and explain why all of a sudden a Middle Eastern company is held to a different standard than a Great British company. I am trying to conduct foreign policy now by saying to the people of the world, `We'll treat you fairly.'"
I heard Rush trying to spin this deal on his radio entertainment program, and he was all about not immediately suspecting Arabs of terrorism. He likened those who do to McCarthy. Hilarious.
Let's not ask either of these fine conservative gentlemen what they think of racial profiling in the hunt for terrorists.
Also noted in that article, Bush has threatened to veto any Congressional attempt to block, or even delay, this deal. Let's keep in mind that this would be Bush's very first veto in two terms, and might end up being his only veto in two terms. What will history make of it? Oh yeah, it doesn't matter, because "we'll all be dead."