Posted by Alex Dominguez,
JNS Special Correspondent on Saturday August 11, @08:41AM
from the Will Rogers common sense approach dept.
WACO, Texas (JNS) _ President Bush announced new tariffs on Saturday, including new duties on imported Canadian trees and exports of capital to rock-throwing areas.
``I know you reporters would like to be sucking in the salt air, filing copy beachside about a story you hope will never end,íí Bush said at his ranch near Waco, referring to the ongoing violence in the Middle East.
``Well, Iím not about to sit here and continue to spend taxpayerís money _ our citizens honest, hard-won currency _ year after year to pay for peace that will never come,íí Bush said before taking a nap after a morning round of golf.
The president said foreign aid to each side would be cut by $100 million for each suicide bombing, drive-by-shooting, mass violent demonstration, settlement expansion, house leveling, targeted assassination or police station attack.
``Americans have a right to expect peace if they pay for it _ a country without war, without fighting, a peaceful country where people live quietly next to each other and donít throw rocks,íí Bush said.
Bush decided to increase the tariffs in the wake of calls for a greater U.S. involvement in the Middle East, where a suicide bomber killed 17 and injured almost 100 this week at a Jerusalem pizzeria.
The U.S. currently provides more than $6 billion a year in foreign aid to the Middle East.Posted by Alex at August 11, 2001 08:41 AM