Wednesday, February 28, 2007

PEU Nominated for Ambassadorship

Sam Fox, Bush Pioneer and private equity underwriter as CEO of the Harbour Group, took his turn in the Senate grilling chair. President Bush nominated him for the Ambassadorship to Belgium.

What I don’t understand is why Mr. Fox would want to be an ambassador under the Bush administration with its horrific deficit spending record? In 2001 he called that our nation’s biggest problem. He must have set that aside in favor of the President’s unqualified support for Israel, currently a barrier towards peace in the Middle East. No one sees the U.S. as an honest power broker for peace as it currently stokes the Sunni/Shia divide.

The interview session went swimmingly until Senator John Kerry’s turn arrived. He grilled the candidate for a $50,000 contribution to Swift Boat Veterans for Truth which vilified the Democratic candidate in the 2004 Presidential race. Would someone described as “humble, generous, and caring” donate a penny to a group pursuing the politics of personal destruction?

Why would a staunchly pro-Israel, business wheeler dealer, dirty politics guy be a good fit for a key State Department position? Because those traits form the foundation of the Bush Administration’s international policy…

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