‘The new administration seems to be paying no attention to the problem of terrorism. What they will do is stagger along until there’s a major incident and then suddenly say, ‘Oh, my God, shouldn’t we be organized to deal with this?’ That’s too bad. They’ve been given a window of opportunity with very little terrorism now, and they’re not taking advantage of it.’
– Paul Bremmer, February 26, 2001
Mebbe, mebbe not. But the Bush Administration makes no apologies.
‘I’m glad I did it. I’m glad I took the time. I enjoyed it.’
– GW Bush, on testifying before the 9/11 commission
Dan Flikkema: ‘Think about that comment for a bit. I enjoyed it?! I’m glad I took the time?! What? It’s like he has no idea what he is talking about. Did he play a round of golf with the commission – or did he give testimony about a day 3,000 people were murdered? How would one ‘enjoy’ such a thing? What part exactly was enjoyable?’
If Iraq and Saddam’s Republican Guard were not in cahoots with al-Qaeda before 9/11 (as most seem to agree), this report suggests we’ve managed to make that happen. Going after Iraq instead of al-Qaeda is having nightmarish consequences. Fortunately in the minds of some, including at least one American general, our God is bigger than their God, so it may turn out fine.
‘THE JESUS FACTOR’
If you missed this Frontline documentary, you can watch it on-line. Those of you who doubted the sincerity of President Bush’s evangelical faith, or his belief that God wanted him to be President, may doubt less after seeing this.
Tomorrow: Counting the Votes
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Between persons of equal income there is no social distinction except the distinction of merit. . . . That is why idiots are always in favour of inequality of income (their only chance of eminence), and the really great in favour of equality.~George Bernard Shaw (with whom I feel like an idiot disagreeing)
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