And So It Seems To Go
Calton Bolick, American Ex-Pat in Japan, Rants and Raves About the Political Scene Back Home
Saturday, August 07, 2004

Freudian Slip?
Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.
   - George W. Bush, August 5, 2004

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Bush's Figurehead
So in the wake of the 9/11 Commission Report, George Bush says he'll appoint a national intelligence director--and it turns out to be a toothless figurehead that doesn't even comply with the 9/11 Commission recommendations.

In any case, to me the best summary of the whole process leading up to this comes from an Alaskan lawyer named Dick Haggart:

President Bush today enthusiastically endorsed a proposition that he had previously proposed be delayed until after the election and which he had previously opposed in its entirety, and which was originally contained in a report that he had originally wanted withheld until after the election from a Commission he did not want established in the first place. Next on the News Hour, Israel enthusiastically endorses the Nazis.

The Republican spin machine will lie about ALL of that, of course, but it's good to remember.

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