Empty Days

Monday, March 22, 2004



60 Minutes - Clarke's mini-nuclear bomb. Oh wow - a very very angry man. And quite convincing. True pissed-off bitterness. I loved that. And the non-descript guy from the administration who was supposed to disarm this nuke looked like such a lying zero.

Clarke didn't say anything new - I've been hearing all these same arguments for ages now. But the anger! In the political game, it seems that some are trying to pin down all the blame for 9/11 on Clinton's two terms in office; Clarke's statements fall neatly into that line, as a countering device. In a way, everything that may serve to undermine Bush's credibility is a good thing. It's getting really tiring to hear this prez use the word "liberty" to gag any protesting voice.

Some interesting analysis here.

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Round-up of conservative blogs (not the ultra ones, those are beyond the pale). Outside the Beltway puts his hopes in Condi Rice's response in Washington Post (which also aired on a previous Sunday 60 Minutes, btw); Instapundit also bets on it, with the following proviso:
I'd also like to believe -- as Andrew Sullivan is hoping -- that a Kerry Administration would be more serious about this sort of thing. But so far, "hope" is the operative term.
This is very telling and I have to agree: you can't ditch Iraq now. It's done, it's there, you can't just quit and say it never happened. If you're a true liberal you gotta stop pitching for withdrawal from Iraq - it will only make things worse. The problem is with Mr.Bush - he's a major wrecker and he's gotta go. Not Iraq, you can't undo Iraq. But you can and must undo Bush.

Jesus - may the lefties see the light.

[ Addenda: here's a very good link to some liberal guy who's been trying to support war in Iraq while not supporting Bush - he recanted, by saying that it's an impossible combination since everything Iraq *is* Bush and vice-versa. Via OTB ]





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