Friday, May 26, 2006

Bush and Blair Admit They Were Clueless on Iraq, Iran or not Iran and Tokin'.

In a roundabout way Blair and Bush admitted that they had no idea what they were getting into, invading Iraq.

Sticking to the "It was the right thing to do." line, with a "no matter how bad we screwed it up." disclaimer, the two held a joint news conference.

More than three years of war in Iraq, the country worse off than it was when we went in, 2500 good troops killed and thousands maimed, the U.S. broke and hated by the rest of the world, $3.00 gas and these two losers get up and say it was the right thing to do.

They actually think that we are so stupid that we'll believe them.

President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair last night acknowledged a
series of errors in managing the occupation of Iraq that have made the conflict
more difficult and more damaging to the U.S. image abroad, even as they insisted
that enough progress has been made that other nations should support the nascent
Iraqi government.

I've been talking a lot about the situation we have with Iran and it's nuclear program. Since I don't want to see an even bigger mistake than we made in Iraq, I'll be keeping up with this pretty close.

If you've been keeping up, you know that I believe that Bush is a complete freaking idiot for not taking advantage of the negotiation opportunity currently being offered by Iran. The Washington Post is offering dueling editorials on the subject.

Here's Charles Krauthammer, he like Bush, doesn't believe we should negotiate. He, also like Bush, is wrong.

Say No to Tehran's Gambit

All of a sudden, revolutionary Iran has offered direct talks with the United
States. All of a sudden, the usual suspects -- European commentators, American
liberals, dissident CIA analysts, Madeleine Albright -- are urging the
administration to take the bait.

It is not rare to see a regime such as Iran's -- despotic, internally
weak, feeling the world closing in -- attempt so transparent a ploy to relieve
pressure on itself. What is rare is to see the craven alacrity with which such a
ploy is taken up by others.

And here's David Ignatius, he thinks we should negotiate. He's right.

It's Time to Engage With Iran

"Only connect." That was the trademark line of E.M. Forster's great novel
"Howards End." And it's a useful injunction in thinking about U.S. strategy
toward Iran and the wider conflicts between the West and the Muslim

We are in the early stages of what the Centcom commander, Gen. John
Abizaid, calls "the first war of globalization, between openness and closed
societies." One key to winning that war, Abizaid told a small group of reporters
at the Pentagon yesterday, is to expand openness and connection. He called
al-Qaeda "the military arm of the closed order." The same could be said of the
extremist mullahs in Tehran who are pushing for nuclear weapons.

We don't really have much choice, we're broke, the military's exhausted, no one's on our side and the alternative is just crazy.

And for some of the best news since Bush and the Republicans took over, smoking
dope doesn't cause lung cancer. Unlike breathing our air.

The largest study of its kind has unexpectedly concluded that smoking
marijuana, even regularly and heavily, does not lead to lung cancer.
The new
findings "were against our expectations," said Donald Tashkin of the University
of California at Los Angeles, a pulmonologist who has studied marijuana for 30

"We hypothesized that there would be a positive association between marijuana
use and lung cancer, and that the association would be more positive with
heavier use," he said. "What we found instead was no association at all, and
even a suggestion of some protective effect."

Now that's the kind of news to start a weekend with.

1 comment:

  1. Can't you just see ole Bush and Blair getting together with Karl Rove before teh press conference and deciding that a "confession" would help their poll ratings. Why have they suddenly decided to tell the truth? We've been asking both men to admit their errors, but they're just getting around to it...together. Bush believes that Blair can best articulate their shortcomings and make them sound like virtues...certainly a bit better than..."well, I mean, my ole cowboy talk about dead or alive was just to help convince the red state dummies that I would be tough on terrorism...but now that I'm not up for election..."


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