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July 02, 2005

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nell

What did they expect?

Bonnie

They expected to be welcomed with open arms, remember? Flowers were mentioned, if I recall correctly. It is to weep.

Sarah

"No matter how stupid [Bush] seems, he is convinced that the general public is even stupider and there's not a whole lot of evidence to prove him wrong on that." - Mykeru.com

Pa Bear

The candy and flowers line was part of Chalabi's con job.The neocons bought it, ignoring the fact that he hadn't lived in Iraq for 40 years. Duh.

Pa Bear

The candy and flowers line was part of Chalabi's con job.The neocons bought it, ignoring the fact that he hadn't lived in Iraq for 40 years. Duh.

nell

Well, the neocons may have bought it but the Bushies knew it was a lie all along.

John

Suprisingly, Tierny is the NYT's Pet Tame Conservative, intended as a replacement for Safire.

David

Maybe it was the bit in the article about marrying cousins that made me think of this, but I think the problem is a sort of political inbreeding. Politicians have become so hostile to opposing views, they surround themselves with people that won't disagree with them, and ostracize those who do. As their views get more and more extreme, the people who will agree get progressively dumber and more fanatical.

Iraq is a good example of this: Rumsfeld is saying it may be another dozen years before we're done, while at the same time the White House is trying to tell us the insurgents will burn themselves out any minute now. Neither view makes any kind of real sense, but attacking either one of them would be political suicide just the same.

If something doesn't happen soon to make at least ONE of these houses of cards the neocons (or whatever these knuckleheads area) have built up collapse, and collapse so publicly they can't deny it, then sooner or later the whole village of cards is going to come down, and god only knows what it's going to bring down with it.

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