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SPP Hysteria

There's something called the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America that's gotten a few people worked up. I confess that I don't know much about the SPP. But I don't believe I have to, because the hysterical reporting convinces me there's nothing to worry about.

It's no secret that I don't like Lou Dobbs and don't watch his show, but I just saw a clip from Lou Dobbs Tonight and was highly irritated. From Lou's introduction:

… President Bush signed a formal agreement that will end the United States as we know it, and he took the step without approval from either the U.S. Congress or the people of the United States.

The content of the report is similarly hysterical. But it's noteworthy for being so utterly vacuous. It's all innuendo and suspicion, with absolutely no specific complaints. And the SPP is condemned for being what it is instead of what Lou wants it to be, viz. focused on North America instead of on the United States in particular. From Lou's conclusion:

I was asked the other day about whether or not I really thought the American people had the stomach to stand up and stop this nonsense, this direction from a group of elites in absolute contravention of our law, of our Constitution, of every national value, and I hope, I pray that I'm right when I said "yes". But this is beyond belief.

Sorry, but I asked for hyperbole as a side order, not as the main dish. This report didn't give me any reasons at all to be suspicious of the SPP. Nor did it explain the reasoning behind all this Constitutional scare-talk. But it did give me another reason to dismiss Lou Dobbs as a respectable source of information.

Anything that turns Lou Dobbs into a blithering mass can't be all bad.

Tiny Island