Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Right blogosphere and conservative callers to right talk radio reduced to "our troop sacrifices will have been in vain" arguments and requests to kill more Iraqis to win.
Out of every 20 Iraqis we kill maybe one has any connection to al Qaeda, Nearly all we kill are defending their country from what they see as an occupying Army that has killed their friends and relatives and destroyed their homes and businesses. Everyone of them we kill creates more who feel the same way.
If the ignorant masses want to blame anyone blame this administration who lied them into this war and not those who have been right on what would happen every step of the way.
Former Senator Edwards appeals to present Senators to block the escalation with an ad in Washington's Roll Call. Edwards - a cartoon of his current problem.
Randy Newman - A few words in defense of our country.
Jim sends me a right wing blogger who still loves Bush who has protected her from terrorists. I have protected her from the Cylon invaders in the same sense that Bush has protected her from terrorists, does she love me?
Senator Webb speaks for me: Many, including myself, warned even before the war began that it was unnecessary, that it would take our energy and attention away from the larger war against terrorism, and that invading and occupying Iraq would leave us strategically vulnerable in the most violent and turbulent corner of the world.
The President took us into this war recklessly. He disregarded warnings from the national security adviser during the first Gulf War, the chief of staff of the army, two former commanding generals of the Central Command, whose jurisdiction includes Iraq, the director of operations on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many, many others with great integrity and long experience in national security affairs. We are now, as a nation, held hostage to the predictable and predicted disarray that has followed.
Webb - A star is born. Webb's "performance Tuesday in squashing whatever little boost Bush may have expected from the polls has made him into an instant star for his party."
McCain blames Cheney and Rumsfeld for War mistakes. He seems to be seeking a political strategy where he can support Bush but not be on the wrong side on the Iraq war issue.
Arab League warns U.S. on Iran attack. Violence could spread throughout the Middle East.
Hawks and Doves deeply divided over Iran.
The ideal candidate for the Democrats may be the man who won the popular vote in 2000 - Al Gore. Imagine.
More danger from terrorism on Afghan border than in Iraq.
DOWD - In light of the 2006 debacle, the White House might have been better off saving Scooter and dumping Karl.
Greenwald - The infantile Bush psychological movement. Faux tough guys and their parental attachments. Another sign of psychological fixation.
"New York Financial People" attack Wesley Clark and Matthew Yglesias for pointing out they are pushing for a war with Iran on behalf of another country.
Shocking, the WP actually started documenting the lies in Bush's SOTU. Or is it simply a "flawed" understanding by the Prez?