Monday, July 17, 2006

Pay Uncle Sam to get rescued from Lebanon

Crooks and Liars: "Uncle Sam comes through again
By: John Amato @ 5:57 PM - PDT
A message to the American citizens in Lebanon:
'The Department of State reminds American citizens that the U.S. government does not provide no-cost transportation but does have the authority to provide repatriation loans to those in financial need [emphasis mine]. For the portion of your trip directly handled by the U.S. Government we will ask you to sign a promissory note and we will bill you at a later date."

Wow the US govt strikes again. The usual "best of luck" statement. Whereas the British are thinking of performing another "Dunkirk-type" of rescue of their citizens. Why did the US not already have a plan in order since the middle east is such an unstable zone? Oh, snap! That would require brains, something sorely lacking in the Bush administration.

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