The outcry from Republicans over Bush’s allowing the transfer of control of our ports to a company controlled by the government of the UAE has provoked the traditional Bush response — he sent out people to call them traitors:
“If the furor over the port deal should go on, Mr. England said, it would give enemies of the United States aid and comfort: ‘They want us to become distrustful, they want us to become paranoid and isolationist.
Matt Stoller at MyDD, Dissenting Redstaters: Bush Thinks You’re Traitors,
I really hope that principled conservatives start to realize that there is a very unconservative set of threats coming from this administration, and that staying silent about this very unAmerican intimidation by the government is not conservative in the least.
Update – Just to be clear, when Bush sends people out to say that opposing this port deal “would give enemies of the United States aid and comfort” he is DIRECTLY accusing them of treason. The Consitution of the United States, Article III, Section 3, says,
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.
When the President sends someone out to say, in the name of the United States government, that people “give enemies of the United States aid and comfort” it is extremely serious, it is a DIRECT accusation of treason against the United States, make no mistake about it.