Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Taoiseach Enrichment

In the reaction to the Taoiseach enrichment report, Oireachtas powers are to consider their next step, which may include seeking sanctions against Bertie Ahem-hem.

An RTÉ report said that Bertie undertook a round of Taoiseach enrichment in 1993 and 1994. It also said that Bertie had not "provided the necessary transparency to remove uncertainties associated with some of his activities".

Bertie had granted inspectors access to financial facilities but had not provided all the information requested, it stated. The inspectors had been unable to "confirm the peaceful nature of Bertie's enrichment programme".

A senior Fianna Failure official said the report backed up Bertie's honourable claim that he was pursuing a peaceful enrichment programme, just as the party did for many years under Haughey, Lawlor, Burke and their honourable friends.

Bertie's honourable position on enrichment is that he is simply doing what he is allowed to do. He argues that he needs enrichment and wants to control the whole process himself. He says he will not use the enrichment to do anything naughty. Publicly, the new Tánaiste sort of agrees; privately, he is said to be annoyed that he's only just learnt how to play at being Tánaiste and now Bertie's going to go and ruin it all on him.

Taoiseach Bertie has repeatedly stressed that Fianna Failure will not yield to opposition pressure, and he has denounced FG as "tyrannical". The Oireachtas worries that Bertie cannot be trusted because he long hid an enrichment programme.

Bertie insisted that he is an honourable man, and would repay the debt of trust that he owed the electorate. Unless they wouldn't take it back in which case he'd keep it and say nothing.
The most cunning and devious:
Bertie is an honourable man widely known for his honesty.

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