Wednesday, August 31, 2005

New Orleans

This generation has yet another moment that will define us for as long as we walk this earth. Give to the American Red Cross, read the news, and say a prayer tonight. Say a prayer for all of us, as the economy copes with war, oil and hurricane concerns. And then there is this:

George W. Bush, Monday

At some point, we must ask ourselves not whether Bush is deceiving us, but rather is Bush deceived? Does he honestly believe that the war in Iraq even marginally approximates World War Two? Does he honestly believe that this photo was appropriate?

The Cunning Realist asks some of these questions, LINK. Excerpt:

...this is the latest chapter of strange behavior---bordering on the bizarre---when this president is under pressure (remember the antics during the first debate with Kerry, and the inexplicable silence for days after the tsunami in Asia?). One can't look at that photo and feel anything but deep concern that this is the man currently steering the ship during a war. It's extremely worrying, folks.

Fred Kaplan delves into the horrible historical allusions, Slate LINK. Iraq's constitutional process like ours? No. Iraq like Japan in World War Two? No.

At some point, if you believe the hype and rhetoric about you for a decade, if you had a silver spoon to boot, do you simply lose it?


Anonymous walt clyde frazier said...


Well I was drunk the day my mom got out of prison
And I went to pick her up in the rain
But before I could get to the station in a pickup truck
She got run'd over by a damned old train

11:17 PM  

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