Postmodern classic?

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Just another day

Listening to Bush try to justify his spending bill, not much sympathy here. Pork. Makes the Democrats look like free marketeers! Are the Republicans going to learn how to be a majority party? It doesn't look like it, because if they were they would have some principles (not too many, it still is politics), but they'd also challenge the filibuster and a few other things. I blame alot of this on Frist as a weak leader who was promoted before his time, but there's enough blame to spread around.

As bad as that is, I highly suggest reading this Hitchens article on the opposition to the Iraq War. The crux of his argument is that many are unaware of the consequences-

How can so many people watch this as if they were spectators, handicapping
and rating the successes and failures from some imagined position of
neutrality? Do they suppose that a defeat in Iraq would be a defeat only for
the Bush administration?

I think that's a good question. How else can you explain the overwhelming negative coverage of Iraq except as an excuse to bash Bush? I don't care about Bush, I am not invested in the Republican party, but if this is all the Democrats or any opposition have to offer, then I will support him. Least of two evils and all that.

It's a good antidote before opening the pages of the Wapo this morning. Where to start... a concern piece on a wounded Iraq vet who's 'bitter' and 'disillusioned'. A feminist activist- former stripper bisexual selling clothes.

What else is going on in the world- oh, Iran withdrawing from NPT and starting more uranium enrichment, a good analysis of the 6-party talks on North Korea. Then there's the UN, and I don't feel like getting into that right now (you mean they're inefficient and corrupt? duh..).

Is there anywhere to go for real news? Yes and yes.


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