Empty Days

Sunday, April 18, 2004



Some more off-hand bullshit from big media

I disagree with this vehemently - some empty head at NYT is now blaming Powell (in the wake of Woodward's book) for not resigning on the spot when he supposedly failed to weigh in against the get-Iraq drive in the Bush House. Supposedly Powell's high-profile resignation would have entirely disrupted the whole war-on-Iraq build-up.

Sure. Like hell it would have. Powell is the only reasonable alternative in this government of lunatics. Had he left early on, we'd still have the war and, what's more, there'd be no one in the gov to try and correct the self-defeating course there. Powell is a good soldier - and he stayed out of duty to the country, while being surrounded by lunatics and faced with a moron for a head-of-state. Poor man. Lesser dissenting bureaucrats quit - he would have too, if he had less weight in the gov.

And in any case - you can't and shouldn't take Woodward's book at face value. It's a certain extremely speculative version of events - and there is not much in it that sounds solid enough (at least from newspaper accounts) to claim that's exactly how things happened and who did what.

This article, which seems to be based on the book pretty much unquestioningly, is a puff of hot air - no critical sense whatever and wild useless theories being produced on the spot - for a purpose unclear.





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