This blog used to be about politics. Not so much anymore as I have worked through
my fascination with that subject. It now seems appropriate that with a new president
and the end of the Bush nightmare that I move on to new subjects that are more in
line with my current interests. I may still occasionally express an opinion about
political matters but for the most part I will be commenting on music, photography
and personal observations. Thank you for reading.
Holy shit, I wanna scream I wanna cry. I'm watching a "Town Hall" show on Nightline that's a rehash of a similar show they had before the Iraq invasion.
Perle suggests that we should have turned things over to Ahmed Chalabi
Joe Wilson is mad. He should be. He was right then, and he's still right now. He took two seconds to smack down Perle that turning things over to Chalabi would have been catastraphic stupidity.
Perle's just making shit up and even Koppell's not buying it. How this guy has ANY credibility is beyond me. He has crawled back into the cesspool of the American Enterprise Institue, the holding tank for right wing hacks.
A former military officer admits that it was a failure to not anticipate the insurgency. So I have to ask, why are the people who caused that failure still leading and the people that saw it coming still out on the fringes?
"Breach of Trust" is an important phrase. Trust is important. The execution of this war has shattered the trust of everyone. The soldiers don't trust that they will be deployed for the stated amount of time with the equipment they will need. The Iraqis don't trust that the U.S. will do as they have stated. We don't trust that our government is giving us the information we need to make good decisions. Other countries don't trust that they can enter into an agreement and have the U.S. honor that agreement.
Nobody ever wants to question our intentions. There is this aura of purity and infallibility that pervades every discussion of forign policy. Just because we build a few schools and hold a few hands does not mean that somewhere in the higher ranks the ultimate goal is so honorable.
George Evans (R) just suggested communal ownership of oil assets in Iraq. Wow.. I wonder if he would support communal ownership of natural resources here in the United States? I sure wouldn't mind that. Bring it on. Republicans for communism... how strange.
I doubt anyone argues the value of getting rid of Saddam. It would be nice to get rid of the ruling theorcracy in Iran and well. North Korea would be better off without its leader. Sudan needs some help too. There are repressed people all over the world that would be better off without whatver tyrant they are suffering under.
Joe Wilson rocks!
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