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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:20 PM
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"James Baker ran after W. with a butterfly net for a while. . ."

http://welcome-to-pottersville.blogspot.com/2006/12/jam...


Farewell, Dense Prince


James Baker ran after W. with a butterfly net for a while, but it is now clear that the inmates are still running the asylum.

The Defiant Ones came striding from the Pentagon yesterday, the troika of wayward warriors marching abreast in their dark suits and power ties. W., Rummy and Dick Cheney were so full of quick-draw confidence that they might have been sauntering down the main drag of Deadwood.

Far from being run out of town, the defense czar who rivals Robert McNamara for deadly incompetence has been on a victory lap in Baghdad, Mosul and Washington. Yesterdays tribute had full military honors, a color guard, a 19-gun salute, an Old Guard performance with marching musicians including piccolo players in Revolutionary War costumes, John Philip Sousa music and the chuckleheaded neocons and ex-Rummy deputies who helped screw up the occupation, Paul Wolfowitz and Douglas Feith, cheering in the audience.

It was surreal: the septuagenarian who arrogantly dismissed initial advice to send more troops to secure Iraq, being praised as the finest secretary of defense this nation has ever had by his pal, the vice president, even as a desperate White House drafted ways to reinvade Iraq by sending more troops in a grasping-at-straws effort to reverse the chaos caused by Rummys mistakes.

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Even Joyce Rumsfeld got a Distinguished Public Service Award ribbon placed around her neck. The grandiose ceremony featured everything but the gold-plated matching set of pistols Tommy Franks, another failed warrior, and his wife, Cathy, recently received from a weapons manufacturer. (His had four stars and diamonds; hers, rubies and their marriage date.)
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19 gun salute for the murderer! Revolutionary War costumes! beyond surreal! visual brainwashing.

marriage date inscribed on her gun!? insanity

(please note the misogyony - diamonds vs rubies - 4 stars vs. marriage date)

it's so embarrasing to be an american
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:35 PM
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:48 PM
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2. So What Are We Going To Do About It?
(Yeah, I know... nothing)
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Bobbie Jo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:51 PM
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3. Keep sticking it IN THEIR FACE....
Beyond that, it's out of our hands.... :shrug:
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:53 PM
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4. not really - it's only our hands that can make change
nt
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:59 PM
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5. Nothing we did would have avoided this outcome
From the second we decided to invade. Nothing. Rummy being a military genius wouldn't have changed a thing.

We INVADED. We are INVADERS. Ergo, we are hated.
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Martin Eden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:10 PM
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6. North Korea is also good at pageantry ... n/t
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 05:19 PM
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7. The Czar and his Ministers also loved parades.
Edited on Sat Dec-16-06 05:44 PM by leveymg
While they smiled and cheered at their own invinsibility, their empire was destroying itself.

Czar's Army Surrenders at Battle of Tannenberg (1914)

Reviewing the Troops (1914)

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liberalla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 04:49 AM
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8. They, themselves, were the only people impressed by this obnoxious arrogant display.
Pathetic, distasteful, disgusting, embarrassing... they fool only themselves (if that).
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