Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Richard Reeves' great article.

Richard Reeves details the disastrous reign of the Bush Administration and asks if we can stand three more years.

This guy is good.


On this Bush's watch, we have invaded a country --yes, a lousy country with a
bloody dictator -- for reasons we still can't explain. Worse: We are not
winning; we are only occupying. Much of the world, which was with us morally
after Sept. 11, 2001, has turned against us in the years since as we stained
ourselves in ways large and small; the whole world is watching American blunder
and torture.

We are borrowing from the world to spill our treasure, or our
grandchildren's, into the sands of Araby. Our volunteer military is already
stretched beyond its capability in Iraq; recruitment is in trouble, with even a
third of West Point graduates quitting after their mandatory five years of

It is difficult and profoundly depressing to contemplate what Bush and
Rumsfeld will come up with in the almost three years they have left in office.
This president came to power as superpower, when the United States dominated the
world economically, morally and militarily. That will not be true when he
leaves. We have been diminished in almost every way by this administration's
ignorance and incompetence -- and now we are going to do more of it by shouting
ourselves hoarse in response to fanatic loudmouths in Iran rather than letting
them destroy themselves with their own people.


  1. ignorance and incompetence

    What more needs said

  2. I noticed in the picture of the crazy four that the only one looking up is Bush. Maybe he's the only one too stupid to know when he should be ashamed of himself.


I did not mean that Conservatives are generally stupid; I meant, that stupid persons are generally Conservative. I believe that to be so obvious and undeniable a fact that I hardly think any hon. Gentleman will question it.

John Stuart Mill (May 20 1806 – May 8 1873)