Karl Rove is most likely a sociopath (think positive in 2006)
Interesting article at the Washington Post detailing Bush's recent strategy aimed at convincing the American public that he is not hopelessly incompetent.
I would say that this strategy is working ok.
I mean, this guy has blatantly flaunted the constitution, admitted to the American public that he did it, and then said, "Hey, trust me, we're just doing it to the terrorists before we extradite them for torture in Syria, one of the nations who we also claim supports terrorism and trains foreign jihadists to fight in Iraq. Oh yeah, Iraq. Well, hey, that's going all right. Look at the purple fingers. Cute little Iraqis. Aww, look at them killing each other in sectarian violence. It's a fledgling democracy, Laura. What's that? Iran is going to try and create a theocratic super-state in the mid-East? Get the nukes ready..."
America's response: Pass the turkey, change the channel, and worry about something inane, like bird flu.
See, we don't have a draft, even though we probably need one, and that means that most Americans don't have any personal stake in the Iraq war. If you're under 25 or so, you might want to pay special attention to how this country is being run. If we find ourselves in a war with Iran, North Korea, or one of the other members of the 'axis of evil' that is actually more of a threat to this country than Iraq, you might find yourself in a foreign land getting shot at by people who hate you because they think Americans are all like our president. Yeah, there are some bad people out there, kids, and war is real, and not just great reality television. You might want to pay attention and vote next time.
I hadn't been sure of it, but I am now convinced that Karl Rove is a force of almost pure evil. There may be some humanity and benevolence left in his twisted, campaign oriented mind, but I have not seen it yet.
Although Rove raised concerns about giving critics too much ground, the younger-generation aides prevailed. Bush agreed to try the approach so long as he did not come off sounding too negative. Peter D. Feaver, a Duke University specialist on wartime public opinion who now works at the White House, helped draft a 35-page public plan for victory in Iraq, a paper principally designed to prove that Bush had one.
Bush went into campaign mode, accusing Democrats of hypocrisy for voting to authorize the war and then turning against it. When Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.) proposed pulling troops out of Iraq, the White House issued an unusually harsh and personal response comparing him to liberal filmmaker Michael Moore. The original draft, officials said, had been even tougher.
So the president has one of his smarter monkeys crank out a piece of apologistic fluff proving that his imperial majesty is, in fact, wearing his clothes. And now everything is supposed to be ok. His majesty is wearing his clothes. And if we intercept any communique that should indicate otherwise, well, we don't torture, but we do interrogate with extreme prejudice.
They voted. Hooray for the cute Iraqis. Let's hope they can learn to live in peace and democracy in this coming year (and sell us a lot of oil on the cheap).
Think positive in 2006-- it's the year that the American people are going to reclaim our legislature from the corrupt sell-outs in both parties who have been ruining this country. I'm talking about everyone connected with a slimeball like Jack Abramoff in any way. I'm talking about all the democrats who voted for war in Iraq even when they knew or had suspicions that all was not as it should be, out of fear of speaking out. Most of all, I'm talking about the great leader. Investigations into the President's abuse of executive power must take place. The truth will come out eventually, it always does. Bush is going to fight to the end, and the final battle will likely come in the Supreme Court, over the constitutional legality of the wiretaps. Shit, wasn't the supreme court the bunch of out of touch old codgers who got us in this mess in the first place by choosing the president? Shit shit shit
Getting my passport ready for 2006.
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