Bush National Security Advisor doesn’t know the difference between Nepal and Tibet

April 13, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More

This incredible video was posted on Huffpo.    In the video, President Bush’s National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley (who was appearing on ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos) repeatedly confused Nepal and Tibet.   Watching this clip, I wonder whether Stephanopoulos caught the problem.   Apparently not, so shame on both of them. 

Ignorance of the real world is the hallmark of the Bush Administration.  Nepal? Tibel? Iran?  Iraq? Whatever.  You know, those foreign countries.  

Here’s something else that got lost in the post.  Hadley is arguing that the Bush Administration is going to Beijing because it’s important to keep an open dialogue with a country with which the U.S. has heated differences.  Gee, talk with the “bad” guys to maintain a relationship in order to better work things out?   That sounds a lot like something Barack Obama said prior to getting roundly criticized by the Bush Administration.  

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. grumpypilgrim says:

    This ranks up there with Bush's appointment of Michael Brown to run FEMA, or his aborted appointment of Harriet Miers to the U.S. Supreme Court: Bush hires and promotes people on the basis of their political loyalty, not their functional competence. Given his own glaring ineptness in virtually every aspect of leadership, this is not surprising. Indeed, we've already seen how Bush's single-minded obsession with Saddam Hussein has blinded him to problems elsewhere in the world (even in his own country), so we should not be surprised to see gaffes like this.

  2. grumpypilgrim says:

    "Bush National Security Advisor doesn’t know the difference between Nepal and Tibet."

    LOL…perhaps we should not be surprised, since Bush doesn't know the difference between his *ss and a hole in the ground….

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