So I'm sitting at home yesterday before heading out to the dentist for my checkup and the following thought hits me: Why aren't we trying to mediate in Venezuella?
Wouldn't a resolution on that front make our economy much stronger and wouldn't it help settle some of the economic fears that are currently plagueing our stock market as we contemplate war in Iraq. Seriously, we don't get a huge percentage of our oil from Iraq anyway, and I suspect much of our economic fears about the war stem from a fear of rising energy prices. If we could mediate a workable solution there, wouldn't it significantly reduce the potential costs of going to war in Iraq?
Anyway, I just bring this up becuase it doesn't seem to get much press lately, and it would seem to be where Bush should be spending some of his energy.