Monday, January 08, 2007


The Holy Trinity of Dipshits

Bush-Lieberman-Cheney: the Three Wise Men of the Surge. The surge that they claim will be the answer to all of our problems in Iraq. Let's see how they're doing, shall we?


HUNT: Why not ask some wealthy Americans to pay more?

MCCAIN: Uh, umm, I’m not sure that that’s connected. I think if we have to, we ought to make some choices in defense spending if we need to.

HUNT: So you would resist asking more affluent Americans to pay more taxes to help support this war?

MCCAIN: Yeah, because then… I’m not sure what the point would be. I would certainly ask Americans to serve. I would ask them to make other sacrifices, but I’m not sure I would want to raise their taxes just because we’re in a war.

"I'd ask them to deal with more troops killed due to lack of proper equipment, but the estate tax? Why, that's just cruel!"

Well, he's just one guy. I'm sure the others have some sort of common sense...


Lieberman then said something incredible:

Even those opposed to the surge, he said, “ought to at least let us try it.”

“The worst that could happen,” he continued, is that this policy could become another partisan flashpoint in Washington.

Ah, isn't it wonderful to live in the marbled halls of Washington? Where power and politics are everything, and you can barely hear the screams of hundreds of dead soldiers fed into a meatgrinder of a "police action" with decidedly little point anymore. After all, the "worst that cauld happen" would be demonstrating to the American public just how many soldiers have to die before the people in charge give up. Right down to the ones digit.

Well, I'm sure the man in charge must have some... oh, who the fuck am I kidding. Let's just see what blatant denial of reality Bush is waving around this time:

Bush is to make a televised address to Americans on his new Iraq plan on Wednesday at 9 p.m. (0200 GMT).

By going ahead with a troop increase, Bush is again proclaiming himself the "decider" as he tries to reassert his relevance after coming out on the losing end of a congressional power shift, analysts say.

Though weakened by his Republican Party's defeat in November's elections, he seems to be staking out his turf for continuing to prosecute an increasingly unpopular war that is likely to define his presidential legacy.

"He's still commander-in-chief and he wants to do it his way," said Michael McFaul, a foreign policy expert at the Hoover Institution. "But it's too little, too late."

Charge at those windmills, Mr. Bush. The only thing we have to lose is more American lives.

Behold, the Three Stooges of Militarism.

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