1.16.2005

Please stop speaking: In today's Washington Post, George W. Bush says the 2004 election was vindication of his Iraq policy. Huh? And when did we vote on the Iran issue? According to Seymour Hersh, the US has been conducting secret missions there; the goal: "The civilians in the Pentagon want to go into Iran and destroy as much of the military infrastructure as possible." (In the same interview in the Post, Bush was asked why he thought Osama bin Laden hasn't been caught yet. His answer? "Because he's hiding." Are we to surmise, then, that Bush is only going to be effective in capturing terrorists who are loitering in plain view?) And: Bush's main man in the Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas, reportedly told a South Carolina judge that "[A] judge should be evaluated by whether he faithfully upholds his oath to God, not to the people, to the state or to the Constitution."

2 comments:

KSoldier said...

I believe it is time to update your assessment of the situation in Iraq.

Good thing we didn't listen to you guys back in '05.

Let me know if you need any help. I was there.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your service. But, really? My assessment hasn't changed: the American and Iraqi lives lost, the money, the continued instability in the region, our economy imperiled while we pay exorbitant reconstruction costs (to, at times, incompetent firms) -- not worth it. Further, Bin Laden remains at large. So, I'm not sure I understand your point.