Thursday, December 01, 2005

The Emperor has no clothes!

Finally people are noticing that, um, Iraq isn't going that well, and that some of our policies are making things worse. I mean, not our leadership, of course, but apparently the paper of record
Mr. Bush hates comparisons between Vietnam and Iraq. But after watching the president, we couldn't resist reading Richard Nixon's 1969 Vietnamization speech. Substitute the Iraqi constitutional process for the Paris peace talks, and Mr. Bush's ideas about the Iraqi Army are not much different from Nixon's plans - except Nixon admitted the war was going very badly (which was easier for him to do because he didn't start it), and he was very clear about the risks and huge sacrifices ahead.

A president who seems less in touch with reality than Richard Nixon needs to get out more.
. . .and some average citizens
There is no "debate" over torture. It is an evil at all times and all places. It is also a crime under international and national law. That makes two groups: those against torture and criminals.
Is it me, or is it getting a little warm in here?

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