You wouldn’t like Bush when he’s angry. If you could tell the difference

December 5, 2007

More evidence (in case you needed it) that George W Bush is a blatant hypocrite:

President Bush has expressed disappointment with Saudi Arabia for a court’s decision to sentence a victim of a gang rape to 200 lashes and six months in prison.

But apparently not disappointed enough to actually raise the issue with the Saudi King or create a fuss. It mustn’t have been as important as invisible WMDs or Iran’s non-existent nuclear weapons program.

Mr. Bush told reporters at the White House Tuesday, that he would have been very emotional if his own daughter had endured such treatment. He said he would also have been angry at those who committed the crime and at a state that did not support the victim.

“Very emotional“? What? If that happened to my daughter I’d be absolutely fucking murderous. I’d be inconsolable and I’d want blood, and lots of it and I’d be willing to spill it myself. [Insert contemptuous disbelieving snort]

Coulda. Shoulda. Woulda.

Mr. Bush said he has not discussed the issue with Saudi King Abdullah. But he said the king knows the U.S. position on the case.

So in this case it’s all okay, because he knows your position on the matter. Very convenient. Wouldn’t that actually make it even worse that his country’s actions knowingly go against your position?

The court said it increased the woman’s original sentence of 90 lashes because she had spoken to the media.

Because a transparent legal process is a bad thing. Apparently.

[slap forehead in disbelief]

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