Friday, September 12, 2008

The Shortened Friday ‘BushWhack’ing


  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to anyone affected or in the path of Hurricane Ike
    In her first interview, Gov. Quayle Palin eased fears over her inexperience, talked about bridging gaps with our European allies and assured everyone that she would be a conscientious leader… just kidding, she threatened Russia, and looked like a deer in headlights when asked about “President” Bush’s doctrine. (We are oh so screwed if McCain win…)
  • A senior American intelligence official said yesterday that “President” Bush approved raids into Pakistan and conducted ground assaults without seeking Islamabad's permission first. Pakistani Ambassador to the US, Husain Haqqani said he was “assured at the highest level by the U.S. government that no such orders exist” while also saying that he would be very displeased if they did… this should end well.
  • Sen. Obama and Sen. McCain’s presidential campaigns laid down their arms yesterday in a show of unity on the seventh anniversary of the September 11th attacks. After jointly attending ceremonies honoring the victims, both senators appeared at a forum sponsored by Time magazine at Columbia University which saw the two finding found common ground on national service. Expect hostilities to resume today…
  • BTW, the Bush Doctrine is defined as the whole of “President” Bush’s foreign policy principles that the administration crafted after 9/11. The doctrine essentially says that the US has the right to treat countries that harbor or give aid to terrorist groups as terrorists themselves. It also contains additional elements such as the policy of preventive war that holds the US can and should depose foreign regimes that represented a threat to our nation’s national security, regardless of how emminate the threat is. The doctrine also supports democracy around the world as a strategy for combating the spread of terrorism. So all in all the Bush doctrine means that the US has the right of anticipatory defense of preemptively striking any other country that we believe is going to attack us. Someone MAY want to hand a copy of this to Ms. Palin…
  • And have we mentioned? That former Rhode Island Sen. Lincoln Chafee, republican turned Independent, told a Washington Think Tank earlier this week that Gov. Palin is a “cocky wacko.” He also described McCain and his candidacy as “lackluster” and described Palin’s selection as a throwing “this firestorm, this tornado, into the whole presidential election.” (Sometimes the quotes are full of enough snark that I don’t even have to add anything. This is one of those times…)

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