Wednesday, September 06, 2006

On AmericaBlog Today

Condi Rice equates Iraq war critics to people who didn't want to free the slaves…

Or something. Her comments don't even make sense, let alone are laughable from a woman who hasn't exactly been Rosa Parks the last six years.

“I'm sure there are people who thought it was a mistake to fight the Civil War to its end and to insist that the emancipation of slaves would hold," Rice tells Essence. "I know there were people who said, 'Why don't we get out of this now, take a peace with the South, but leave the South with slaves?'"

So we now have the Bush administration trying to equate the Iraq war to World War II and the Civil War. Neither of those cute analogies are working, so what's next? Iraq war critics would have surrendered the Alamo?Pathetic. Not to mention, a more apt analogy would be the North's decision to liberate the slaves by attacking Canada.

… now Bush is comparing Iraq to the Soviet Union

So we've had the Nazis, the Civil War, and now Lenin. I'm sure I'm missing some other absurd comparisons as well.

“History teaches that underestimating the words of evil and ambitious men is a terrible mistake," the president said. "Bin Laden and his terrorist allies have made their intentions as clear as Lenin and Hitler before them. The question is: Will we listen? Will we pay attention to what these evil men say?"

What this idiot doesn't understand, or chooses to ignore, is that regardless of how evil the enemy, the problem isn't that the American people don't understand the dangers we face. The problem is that the American people have finally understood that we have an incompetent buffoon in charge of tackling said danger. And no amount of prattling about Lenin or Hitler is going to quell people's concerns that Bush is simply not up to the task.

65% of Republicans think, wrongly, that there was a connection between Saddam Hussein and the 9/11 attacks

And the people who elected the idiots running our country wonder why those idiots are doing such a bad job. Because they pretty much reflect their own voters. They just make stuff up and believe it's true. Okay. Well, then don't be surprised when your politicians go to war based on the lies you still believe. If Republicans really believe that Saddam Hussein was behind 9/11, then let them send their kids to Iraq. It's time Republican voters learned the price of their ignorance.

Republicans in US House will devote this week to banning the eating of horses, or something

I'm not kidding. This is their legislative priority for the week. Forget about finding Osama or figuring out what the hell to do with Iraq. Forget about astronomical gas prices and the shaky economy. The Republicans who control congress think the most important issue facing Americans this week is horse meat.

NYT: "The major legislation on the floor in the House this week is a bill that would ban trading in horses to be slaughtered for human consumption."

- John Aravosis,

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