Tuesday, November 28, 2006
The part of the interview that nearly made me ill was Netanyahu's insistance that the US do something about the growing nuclear threat posed by Iran. Israel has some of the best military hardware in the world- we provided it. They possess one of the most professional military forces in the world. Netanyahu said that an Iranian nuke would not threaten the US, but could wipe out Israel. His suggested solution- US military action against Iran. Horseshit Benjamin- if you feel threatened by Iran, attack them yourself. Israel should stop whining and take control of their own destiny. The US should stop doing the heavy lifting for Israel.
Friday, November 17, 2006
There are two quotes that should be remembered. Will Rogers said that he did not belong to an organized political party, that he was a Democrat. The second is that the biggest difference between Republicans and Democrats is that Democrats will at least entertain the notion that they may be wrong.
Watch for the change in major threat. The war on terrorism, once it emerges into its post Iraq phase, will not be a cash cow for the defense industry. China will be re-spun from an economic ally in the global economy, (never mind that they are still Communist, oppressive, and totalitarian), to a dangerous military threat. Protecting America from a militarily robust Communist nation will necessitate major defense spending. Arms race The Sequel coming soon to TV screens nationwide.
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
There is much work to be done. The middle class is in need. Corporations have to be reigned in, and their political power diminished. And there still is a mess in Iraq. I want the new government to address the problems, but they also must investigate the dung heap of misdeeds carried out by the Bush administration. The legal and constitutional sins committed by the neo-cons cannot be swept under the carpet. There are too many neo-cons who deserve to be simply-con's (as in convicts).
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Stating that Rumsfeld will stay on because he has been doing a fantastic job is an example of horrible timing. It didn't need to be communicated before the election. The president should have waited until after the polls closed. Rumsfeld is intimately tied to the mess in Iraq, and has very poor approval ratings. There have been a number of republican candidates who have expressed their disapproval with the Secretary of Defense.
Stating that Cheney will remain in his position, is bizarre. Presidential candidates choose their running mates before a presidential election. After being elected, the president cannot fire the vice president. The vice president can resign (Agnew). The president could ask for the vice president's resignation. It shows that Bush does not understand, or chooses to ignore the tenets of our form of government. They have been a CEO or corporate administration, and as such view the other two branches of government as being below the executive on the chain of command.
The media were asleep at the wheel about Bush's endorsement. They should have immediately questioned why a president would say that the vice president would not be leaving his post after two years of a four year term.
Bush has been running around the country stumping for republican candidates. Maybe he has forgotten that even though he is campaigning, he is not running for election himself.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Considering the above facts, the Senator from Massachusetts should have pledged to stay out of the public eye until after the election a week from today. He should have understood that fact more than anyone else. Instead, he makes a public appearance and makes a complete ass of himself. It is difficult to believe that a wealthy veteran would make a comment which could only be construed as meaning that only the undereducated serve in today's military. Kerry has said that he botched a joke aimed at the Bush administration. Perhaps he meant that if you didn't study hard, and become as educated as possible on a subject (Iraq) you could wind up stuck in a situation which seems pretty hopeless. The poke at Bush being that he didn't study the situation enough to realize what the post invasion realities would be. Now Bush is stuck in a situation which alienates him from mainstreet America at an increasing rate. The anology is too complex to be delivered clearly and succinctly.
I;m not irate about the Kerry situation based on how it might affect the election. I firmly believe that the results of the election are in the hands of people other than the electorate. My personal prediction is that the Democrats will be allowed to capture 8 seats in the House, and three in the Senate. The GOP will win the three close contests in Missouri, Tennessee, and Maryland. I'm furious because Kerry has given the "puppetmasters" a convenient reason for victory come November 8th. When the American people are slack-jawed that the GOP miraculously pulled off victory, they will be told that everyone can just thank Kerry.