Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Okay..so I've been AWOL for a couple of days...
On Monday, every time I sat down at the keyboard, the phone rang and I hustled off to "take care of business" somewhere else. Unbelieveable.
I've been absorbed in local issues for a few days but now things are slowing down enough where I can look at the bigger, national picture.
I got home last night in time to catch John Stewart on The Daily Show and I have to agree with him concerning Rummy's departure. Briefly it was "Holy Sh*t"! It was sort of a rude awakening to realize that those platitudes and snotty little comments that Rummy was making on his way out were a sign that he (and quite possibly the whole administration) are completely BONKERS!
Ready for some more insanity?
How 'bout the fact that Bush has gone on his cockamamey "listening tour" and has now decided not to respond to the Baker Report until sometime in January because, "...this is a complicated issue..." See the link here
So let's see. NOW Bush thinks it's a complicated issue....I would have preferred that he thought it to be complicated BEFORE he pulled the trigger.
Oh yeah, in case it's not obvious, while Dubya is making up his mind about what to do about Iraq, MORE OF OUR TROOPS WILL DIE....that's quite alright George, take your time. I'm sure the wives, children, mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters of those soldiers and marines will appreciate (or as you say, 'pre-shate) that you need to take a holiday from these weighty decisions.
It is said that the White House (Bush) is considering the McCain Option....putting about 25,000 more troops into Baghdad in a "surge" to stop the insurgency once and for all. And now, even the pentagon is taking this option seriously, calling it a "double down" option....a gambling term for putting everything on the line. Here's the link. http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/front/la-na-military13dec13,0,3912940.story?coll=la-headlines-frontpage