"War, war, war; this war talk's spoiling all the fun at every party this spring. I get so bored I could scream. Besides... there isn't going to be any war."
I'm not delving into the war and all its intricacies as there are far better minds than mine for that. Spook 86, Mac Ranger and AJ Strata, with their top notch sources, all do an excellent job. But occasionally I will link to articles/posts.
I know there are people out there who hate Bush with such intensity that it reduces them to foaming at the mouth. I know there are Bush-hating bloggers out there whom I picture pounding away furiously, ruining countless keyboards in the process. And yet it still dumbfounds me when I read something like this.
About This New War: [Bush] likes this. Bombs going off in the Middle East is music to the Bush Administration’s ears. Cheney, Rumsfeld, et al long for instability in the Arab world. And now they’re just kicking back to see how far this thing can go. Hell, if they’re lucky, Iran or Syria will make a wrong move and send the entire region off the precipice and into total warfare. For them, this is a game, like Risk. Only real children are getting shot full of schrapnel.
8 If nothing else, it provides a nice segue into Aaron's THESE PEOPLE ARE INSANE
8 Mac Ranger calls it. BDS - "It's Bush's Fault"!: You can see what is happening here and its simple. It's just more of the same/lame Bush Derangment Sydrome which has by now gone into endless re-runs. Of course it's not the thugs in Hamas or Hizbullah, or those "innocents in Lebonnon" who have been waging war - kidnapping and slaughering men, women and children, or blowing up school buses - no, they are not to be blamed.
8 For all of those pacifist pussies who believe that we can always talk our way out of wars, Mark Steyn spells out why the blah-blah-blah approach never works. (Take that, Jimmy Carter!): It's easy to fly in a guy in a suit to hold a meeting. Half the fellows inside the Beltway have Middle East "peace plans" named after them. Bush flew in himself a year or two back to announce his "road map." Before that it was Cheney, who flew in with the Cheney plan, which was a plan to open up a road map back to the last plan, which would get us back to "Tenet," which would get us back to "Mitchell," which would get us back to "Wye River," which would get us back to "Oslo," which would get us back to Kansas.
How likely is it that any of those bespoke Palestinian "moderates" who've been permanent fixtures on CNN and BBC Middle East discussion panels for 30 years have any meaningful sway over a population of unemployed uneducated teenage boys raised by a death cult?
8 This seems as good a time as any to remind fellow NY-ers that Her Royal C does have a challenger ... or two.