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When Your Methods Don't Work . . .

. . . repeat them again and again.

Seriously. Our score in the War on Terror reads Terror 2, U.S. 0. We reduced Afghanistan to rubble, set up a weak government, and now the Taliban are coming back and we still don't have Osama bin Laden (who I seem to recall was a major inspiration for going in there in the first place). Next, we reduced Iraq to rubble, and we continue to pour money and lives into that black hole to this very day.

Now the Current Occupant and his henchpersons have decided that they want to go after Iran, even though their own intelligence reports suggest that Iran has stopped working on nuclear weapons. They just have to have one last deadly hurrah before they leave office.

November absolutely cannot come fast enough.

ETA: Wait, I've heard this story before! Right here. You know the world is not in a good place when Onion articles start coming true.

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meggins
Jul. 1st, 2008 04:29 am (UTC)
Yes, one of my biggest worries is that Bushco will get us involved in Iran before the election. If they don't and McCain is elected, I fear it's one of his top goals.

*grinds teeth*
frenchpony
Jul. 1st, 2008 12:43 pm (UTC)
A President whose top goals include "attack as many countries as possible on slim pretexts while still in office" is a President whose ass should be hauled into court the minute his successor finishes being sworn in.
ssotknapsack
Jul. 2nd, 2008 08:07 am (UTC)
Can somebody please hogtie GWB and lock him in a closet for the next four months? Please?

Seriously, what president in his right mind would start a major war - when you're already stretched thin in two other major wars - a few months before he's due to leave office? Oh, yeah, I said "right mind." That explains everything.

At least now we know quite clearly what a clusterf*ck is.
frenchpony
Jul. 2nd, 2008 12:21 pm (UTC)
Seriously, what president in his right mind would start a major war - when you're already stretched thin in two other major wars - a few months before he's due to leave office?

The same president who would look at our progress in a war against Afghanistan in 2003 (a war in which we had the backing and support of most of the free world), and decide that it was the perfect opportunity to take a large portion of the armed forces away and knock over a completely different country just because of his daddy issues. Thereby costing us the goodwill of the very free world that he had been appointed to lead in the first place.
elliska
Jul. 2nd, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
My husband thinks it is all a ploy to stay in for a third term a la FDR. Let's all hope not.

November absolutely cannot come fast enough.

Yep!
frenchpony
Jul. 2nd, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
My first instinct is to be reassuring and cite the Amendment that limits a President to two terms in office. Then I remember what a hash the Current Occupant has made of the Constitution already, and I realize that such consolation would be utterly useless.
elliska
Jul. 2nd, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
Constitution? We don't need no stinkin' constitution.

I mean, if we were worried about the constitution, my vote might have counted in one of the last 3 elections for president or presidential nominee. But since none of my votes have counted, I feel I have the right to my cynicism and bitterness.
frenchpony
Jul. 3rd, 2008 01:27 am (UTC)
The only reason your vote didn't count in 2000 was because you're not a retired Jewish bubbe living in Palm Beach.
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