Sure some Democrats exploited this and timed it to effect the elections. However, the Democrats would never have had the chance had the Republicans not dropped the ball (repeatedly).
Welcome to the NFL, Rep. Foley.Comment Posted By Geek, Esq. On 2.10.2006 @ 16:02
Failed societies, failed states, and failed wars increase terrorism.
Things might have been much more different had Afghanistan not been treated as an hors d'oeuvre. Instead of winning one war and stabilizing one society, we're losing two and have two destabilized, failed states to contend with.Comment Posted By Geek, Esq. On 23.09.2006 @ 20:08
Tell me again why we invaded Afghanistan?
Rule #1 in military conflict: FINISH THE JOB.Comment Posted By Geek, Esq. On 6.09.2006 @ 10:07
She and Ted Rall would make a lovely couple.Comment Posted By Geek, Esq. On 6.06.2006 @ 19:43
I think large sections of the right and left have lost perspective on this horror.
The sad fact is that this kind of atrocity is almost inevitable in a conflict like that going on in Iraq. Enough guns, enough stress, enough human beings, enough violence, and incidents like this become almost a mathematical certainty.
There are those on the left that err in assuming that this massacre tells us something we didn't already know about the Iraq war. Similarly, there are those on the right that refuse to acknowledge either that something sickening and evil happened, or that this kind of tragedy and horror must be considered whenever the decision to go to war is contemplated.Comment Posted By Geek, Esq. On 1.06.2006 @ 19:19
To put it another way:
Should Karl Rove and Scooter Libby have had access to that data? How about John Bolton?Comment Posted By Geek, Esq. On 11.05.2006 @ 09:03
The $64,000 dollar question, in my opinion, is: who has access to this data and do you trust the government to use it properly? The NSA has revealed precious little about this question. However, with most of the country unwilling to take this administration at its word, this is going to be a real scandal. It was one thing when the government could spy on those other people. It's another to find out that the government has a file on you.
You can imagine the cries in conservative circles if Klintoon had authorized the collection of such information.Comment Posted By Geek, Esq. On 11.05.2006 @ 08:59
This seems more like Bernard Kerik than Colin Powell. This caught the WH off-guard, which would indicate that this isn't a shake-up. And I doubt that Goss would simply quit like this and leave Bush in the lurch without some very compelling reasons.
He himself may not be guilty of anything related to Foggo and the Dukestir, but the WH really can't afford to let the stink of that situation get within two degrees of separation.Comment Posted By Geek, Esq. On 5.05.2006 @ 16:28
And here's the National Review Online putting the final nail in little Ben's reputation for integrity and honor:
The question really is not what will replace Red America, but rather what will replace Redstate, which has become the laughingstock of the blogosphere.Comment Posted By Geek, Esq. On 24.03.2006 @ 21:10