Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Thursday ‘BushWhack’ing

  • According to a new Zogby poll, “President” Bush's approval rating is 26%, down dramatically from 34% in February… Lame-duck fever, catch it!
  • Sen. Obama is en fuego… following his inspiring speech in Philly earlier this week, he gave another major speech yesterday on foreign policy and not only took Bush to task over Iraq, but Sens. McCain and Clinton as well… snap!
  • Having already been declared dead many, many, many times, Michigan and Florida are still trying to get their votes counted. (tough tatas, ya shouldn’t have broken the rules…)
  • Former U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix writes in The Guardian today; “Responsibility for the war must rest…on what those launching it knew by March 2003. […] Unmovic inspectors had carried out some 700 inspections at 500 sites without finding prohibited weapons. The contract that George Bush held up before Congress to show that Iraq was purchasing uranium oxide was proved to be a forgery.” (So there ya go… another non-partisan expert telling the world what many already knew; the evidence presented as a reason to invade Iraq was false… a lie… fake… how much more proof do we need before we can impeach these people?)
  • Scooter Libby has had his license to practice law revoked… (Karma, baby!)
  • A new CNN/Opinion Research poll shows that a minimalist 31% of Americans “approve of how President Bush is handling his job,” a new CNN poll low that is a staggering (but not surprising for some) 40 points lower than his rating at the start of the Iraq war five years ago. An interesting part of the article is that, according to CNN polling director Keating Holland, Bush’s drop is “almost identical to the drop President Lyndon Johnson faced during the Vietnam War.” (Interesting… very, very interesting…)
  • I’ve always liked CNN’s Jack Cafferty, he seems to have the same smart-ass sense of humor and common sense that I have, and he makes sense. Case in point; yesterday he took McCain’s confusion over Iran and al Qaeda to task and said that the gaffe poses some serious issues about his leadership; “If John McCain makes another mistake like he did yesterday — where he got the Shia confused with the Sunni confused with al Qaeda confused with Iran — the number of people who want the troops out of Iraq will double overnight. [...] I mean, what kind of leadership is that? He’s over there talking to foreign dignitaries, and he has no idea who the players are.” (Nicely said Jack, couldn’t have said it any better myself... though I would have mentioned something along the lines of; isn’t this the kind of foreign policy ineptitude we currently have in the White House which we are desperate to get rid of?)
  • Sen. McCain said today; “The problem with Iraq, in my view, is that it was mishandled after the initial success.” (There is a kernel of truth in that statement, but McCain’s continuing touting of the surge and the war are portents that, if he gets elected, we will, in essence, be getting a third Bush term…NOOOOOO!!!!!)
  • And have we mentioned? That a day after he essentially told the American people to ‘fuck off’, Vice President Dick Cheney visited Afghanistan? It’s true… he briefly visited Kabul where he praised ties with the Afghan government and expressed hope that the NATO-led effort to confront the Taliban will be expanded… (Not on the agenda apparently was the fact that the NATO-led effort wouldn’t have been needed had the Bush(whacked) Administration not blown the war off in order to follow Bush’s wet-dream of Iraq…)

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