June 04, 2003
The Opposite of Bush
Did I mention that my enthusiasm for Howard Dean as a Democratic Presidential candidate grows on a daily basis? Here's another article, this time from New York magazine, that gives some insight into the fomer Vermont Governor's home life. Note the oddly parallel, yet divergent path his life has followed relative to George W. Bush.
Good patrician vs. bad patrician.
Governor Dean (or, "Dr. Dean", if you prefer) will formally announce his candidacy and outline his vision for the country on June 23rd.
For his sake, I hope he talks alot about foreign policy. These days, the majority of the country doesn't seem to really care about anything else.
"Here's ANOTHER fine mess you've gotten me into!!!"
Step One: Assign Blame.
Now that it's becoming more and more apparent that President Bush & Co. manipulated and exaggerated intelligence reports to justify conquering Iraq, the neo-cons have turned to their favorite whipping boy, William Jefferson Clinton, to get them out of this fix. In this article from the L.A. Times, Pentagon officials are now saying that they were simply following the intelligence laid out by Slick Willy's administration.
OK, beyond the fact that this is inching dangerously close to the Nuremberg defense, riddle me this, Batman: Why would anyone start a war over intelligence briefings that are at least two years old from a different President? Is that just bureaucratic laziness?
"It's The Oil, Stupid!"
You know what I love about The Right? They're usually so arrogant that, even when they try to hide the whack things that they've done, they just can't help but brag about it in public.
In the latest case of "Bond Villain Syndrome" from the Bush Administration, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz basically admits that US invaded Iraq and not North Korea because Iraq is "swimming in oil". In a press conference, no less.