Saturday, August 12, 2006

terror and politics

The Democrats are trying to shore up their terrorism credentials while maintaining their criticism of how de facto President Bush has bungled and lied about Iraq. Meanwhile, the GOP is conflating a vote against Joe Lieberman as a declaration of undying love for Osama Bin Laden, jihad, and soccer, and practically accuse Connecticut Democrats of exploding airplanes over the Capitol.

The Republicans are also trying desperately to link ongoing anti-terrorism efforts to the war in Iraq. No doubt Bush will again say something about Saddam and 9/11, maybe on the upcoming fifth anniversary of the attacks. Although no doubt he will forget to mention his pledge to bring in Bin Laden, dead or alive.

But remember two simple things -- Saddam had nothing to do with Bin Laden or Al Qaeda. And Bin Laden remains at large, because the US didn't finish the job in Afghanistan and instead went to fulfill the neocon wet dream of conquering a large Arabic oil province to install freedom, democracy, and pro-Israel governments in the Middle East.

So, how's THAT going? Oh, yeah.