Saturday, September 30, 2006

State of Denial (1)

Too much interesting stuff in this Post story to even start in on now...

I will reiterate my basically uneducated quasi-position that withdrawal without something like victory will be more disastrous for the world in the long-run than staying. I wouldn't push that position, but if you held a gun to my head and made me guess, that's what I'd say.

But I've been more and more sympathetic to the view that Bush and co. are so very incompetent that the normal considerations don't really hold in this case. Their capacity to fuck things up is vast and multifarious...they are, it seems, something like geniuses in that regard. And so, disastrous as it will be, we ought to get out while the gettin's...well, merely disastrously horrible... Some of the info in this story pushed me farther in that direction.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talking about long-term consequences (how's that for a segue?), have you seen “The Coming Crisis in Citizenship.”

This is an investigation of colleges, though, and I for one think the real crime is the lack of Civics classes in high schools.

When I was a kid, ...well no, I'll spare you that.

1:59 PM  
Blogger Bukko Boomeranger said...

Hey mate, I don't read your blog much (just skim what's linked to WaPo stories from time to time) but it looks like you're coming to the realisation that liberals have been correct all along. It just takes a while for right-wingers to accept the fact.

Unfortunately, it's too late for the U.S. It's becoming a fascist nation, where what's best for big business is put ahead of what's best for the people. Elections aren't going to change things because they're rigged thanks to Diebold and other fraudulent electronic voting systems. It's going to require a wrenching change, after the impending economic implosion, to set things right. And that's only if President Cheney doesn't nuke Iran first to take people's minds off the latest crisis. That will end the current pattern of world civilisation.

I'm a middle-aged American who emigrated to Australia last year (thank goodness I'm a registered nurse and could get a work visa) because my wife and I could see it coming. Good luck, mate -- you're going to get what David Brooks and other "conservatives" wished for.

7:31 PM  
Blogger Tom Van Dyke said...

Nice to see Bob Woodward is back on the Left's Infallible Credibility list even after a couple of pro-Bush books. He'll be happy to hear and so will his publisher.

Nice hedge, too, WS. Stay the course. Maybe. Regardless, Bush sucks.

Cheers, mate. No worries.

4:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's your explanation of Bob Woodward. It ain't rocket science.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Tom Van Dyke said...

Dang. What a difference a week makes.

Don't believe everything you read in the papers, I've heard. Especially The Washington Post.

9:52 PM  

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