Day: October 20, 2006

Article: Bush Paraguay Land Grab Incites Unease

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Bush acquiring 100,000 acres on top of world’s largest single body of fresh water, the Guarani Aquifer.

So let me see if I understand: Bush denies global warming out of one side of his mouth and out of the other side he acquires land on top of what you might call the Saudi Arabia of water. This at the same time he says there’s plenty of water to go around, even as parts of the world dry up (including parts of the American southwest). Well, I guess there’s no denying that Bush understands his liquids, starting from the party-boy days at Yale to the drunk driving convictions to his blood-for-oil war. And now it’s on to another liquid grab.

One other note about the spot where Bush just happened to pick for “Crawford South”:

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