President Bush speaking to Ann Curry earlier this month when asked if he thought the war might be adversely affecting the U.S. economy (with most recent estimates of the total cost of Bush-Cheney war now exceeding three trillion dollars) :
I don't think so. I think actually the spending in the war might help with jobs…because we’re buying equipment, and people are working. I think this economy is down because we built too many houses and the economy’s adjusting.
Dada suggests Bush might just want to consider declaring war on the whole damn Earth if war is so good for the economy. Certainly, with all the rumors of a recession going around, a Third World War might just be the ticket to American prosperity again. Certainly, historically it always been our best economic stimulus.
But yesterday as Bush reassured us the U.S. was not headed for a recession, he had the following conversation with a curious reporter as the price of oil settled well over $100/barrel and the cost of gasoline easily surpassed $4/gallon in San Mateo, CA:
Reporter to president Bush: "What's your advice to the average American who is hurting now, facing the prospect of $4 a gallon gasoline?"
Bush (the president seemed baffled): "Wait a minute. What did you just say? You're predicting $4 a gallon gas?" was Bush's first response.
Reporter: "A number of analysts are predicting $4 a gallon gasoline this spring when they reformulate."
Bush: "That's interesting. I hadn't heard that."
Dada wonders about the last time Bush ever filled up his own gas tank. Dada wonders if Bush even knows how, or where to find the little hole the gas goes in?