Bush&Co Snub Europe, Then Ask for Debt Relief

The Washington Post quotes President Bush as stating: "The expenditure of U.S. dollars will reflect the fact that U.S. troops and other troops risk their life ... It's very simple. Our people risk their lives. Coalition -- friendly coalition folks risk their lives. And therefore, the contracting is going to reflect that. And that's what the U.S. taxpayers expect."

A day later the White House announced that it was sending Saudia Arabia's defense attorney in the 9-11 case, Carlyle Group counsel, former Secretary of State and "Bush family friend" James Baker on a trip to Europe to seek relief for Iraq's $125 billion debt.

Press Secretary Scott McClellan said, "We all share the same goal of helping the Iraqi people build a better and brighter future and they should not be saddled with the debt of a brutal regime."

I suppose that sharing goals doesn't mean sharing profits?