Thursday, August 24, 2006

There was a time.....

... when any anit-Bush article I linked to came from a liberal blog. That tide may be turning. Today the WaPo, MSNBC, ABC, Slate and Harpers are all represented in today's documentation of the failures of this administration.

But since Bush can't be re-elected (thank Vishnu) the focus should be on the Republican party because these policies are their policies. Just because Bush says he's "The Decider" doesn't necessarily make it true (he doesn't even decide which under-roos to wear in the morning). The Republican Party is reponsible for the debacle in:

New Orleans. Check out Ava Lowry's latest short. Powerful.


Bush's New Iraq Argument: It Could Be Worse:
"For three years, the president tried to reassure Americans that more progress was being made in Iraq than they realized. But with Iraq either in civil war or on the brink of it, Bush dropped the unseen-progress argument in favor of the contention that things could be even worse."


Iran's Mideast influence boosted by "war on terror":
"LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's standing in the Middle East has been bolstered by President George W Bush's 'war on terror' and its power will continue to grow unless stability is restored to its neighbors, a top think tank said on Tuesday."

National Security:

Six Questions for Michael Scheuer on National Security (
"Michael Scheuer served in the CIA for 22 years before resigning in 2004; he served as the chief of the bin Laden unit at the Counterterrorist Center from 1996 to 1999. He is the formerly anonymous author of Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror and Through Our Enemies' Eyes: Osama bin Laden, Radical Islam, and the Future of America. I met him for breakfast last week at an IHOP in the Virginia suburbs outside of Washington. Over a plate of eggs and hash browns, he answered a series of questions about the current state of the Bush Administration’s “War on Terrorism.” His prognosis was illuminating and insightful—and, unfortunately, almost unrelentingly grim."

Although Bush is soley response for Moronic Press Conferences:

What a Moronic Presidential Press Conference!:
"George W. Bush criticizing someone for not understanding the world is like … well, it's like George W. Bush criticizing someone for not understanding the world. It's sui generis: No parallel quite captures the absurdity so succinctly."

And Crawford:

"Vacation, all he ever wanted. Vacation, having to get away":

Bush Should Rethink His Vacation
"It is the sort of moment when peace and history could be hanging in the balance for a generation to come—the kind of tipping point when American presidents can no longer leave the negotiating to underlings. They must take the world stage themselves to find a new way out, simply because no one else has the globo-oomph to do so. There is a grand American tradition behind this sort of personal involvement of America's chief executive, one that goes back almost precisely a century. Teddy Roosevelt spent much of August 1905 directing talks in Portsmouth, N.H, that prodded Japan and Russia into an agreement ending the Russo-Japanese war. Woodrow Wilson went to Paris for nearly six months between January and June of 1919 to negotiate the end of World War I. Franklin Roosevelt, though he was dying and suffered a terrible physical disability, flew halfway around the world to hash out the postwar peace at Yalta. Richard Nixon went to China, Ronald Reagan journeyed to Reykjavik and Jimmy Carter holed up at Camp David, where he tested the limits of brinksmanship with Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat.

George W. Bush is going to Kennebunkport, where he'll test his golf skills with Poppy."

Because, some have noted that Bush may be afflicted with presenile dementia. Check out this video.

YouTube - Bush Video 10 years ago!

All of this makes me wonder what kind of law the Republicans and the Religious Reicht will try to pass to prevent this:

A Pregnant Man?

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