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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:36 PM
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Another Bad Day at the Office - Exposes the "parallel universe"
Another bad day at the office - Asia Times
By Jim Lobe

WASHINGTON - One has to feel sorry for Republicans. Although they control both houses of the US Congress and the White House, they must think they're living through a bad dream. Consider Republicans on Capitol Hill in particular:

After campaigning for a constitutional amendment that would require the federal government to balance its budget, they're forced to defend the biggest deficits in US history, all requested by their president.

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They ran on a platform that promised that US troops would never be used for peacekeeping. Now they're being asked to defend an occupation where 130,000 troops are engaged mainly in directing traffic, giving away soccer balls, and mediating tribal disputes in dusty Iraqi villages, while being shot at by unknown assailants who almost always get away.

They elected a president who promised to pursue a "humble" foreign policy, and now they're expected to pay for a global empire whose manpower requirements are wreaking havoc on their beloved army and the reserves.

If all that makes them feel as if they've passed over into some parallel universe, now, after years of beating up on Democrats for criticizing the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), they're being told by their leader to pretend that the public "outing" of a covert officer by two "senior White House officials" is no big deal.


more: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/EJ07Aa01.html
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:39 PM
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1. I do NOT feel sorry for rethugs.... not one bit
:nopity:
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Brucey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:39 PM
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2. Aslo, Bush claimed to be a uniter,
and the country is more bitterly divided than ever.
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