From the Mouth of Babes
Presented with the poll numbers showing over 70% of the Iraqis want the US out yesterday, the Ohio Senate candidate DeWine said: "This is not about what the Iraqis want". Hard to argue with that sort of truth. His democratic challenger Sherrod Brown, who voted for torture a week after gracing the cover of the Nation, babbled incoherently about a timetable that wasnt a timetable and leaving without cutting and running and blah blah. I seriously thought they were going to start scratching and pulling hair in front of Russert. Fortunately for Sherrod and the rest of the "opposition", certain Repubs can't resist young boys,even for just a few more weeks. To late to fire Rumsfeld and replace him with John Madden?
I saw more criticism of Chavez on ZNet , this time for praising Ahmadinejad when Iran has such lousy protections for womens rights. Thats valid, to a point. Certainly the enemy of my enemy is not always my friend.
Is there something about the NIE report that reminds you of Orrs position in Catch 22, something of the double bind, the paradox. Remember,he was crazy, but if he asked to be grounded he would ,by making such a rational decision, be declared sane. And would have to fly more,which was crazy. " If he flew,then he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to." The report is telling us we are creating more terrorists by staying in Iraq but leaving would embolden the terrorists.