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Friday, January 13, 2006

Ranting and Raving

Here's a response to a blog I read today, here's a link to the blog so you can read the same thing and form your own opinion ( Make sure to read all of the responses as well, then read mine. I can't belive people still blindly rant and rave about questions that aren't really relevant anymore.

Here's my opinion about the MaggieChurch blog post: You have to start catching up with real life. You claim to know what's going on in people's minds but you obviously don't. You can't just keep refering to 9/11 and then just expect people to believe whatever you say after that. The President has isolated the country regarding Iraq in much the same way Iran has isolated itself with regards to nuclear research (which everyone is convinced will lead to nuclear weapons). He is not doing a good job and people are increasingly able to see that. I hope the President continues to try and foster a public debate about Iraq and other policies because the more he does the more people will get to see how incompetent and criminal his administration has been since day one.

Here's my response to the actual post:
I think you're all just arguing semantics. Does it really matter how we got into the war in Iraq anymore? Not really. Even though I'm of the opinion that Bush is a scathing liar and an incompetent leader, the debate about how we got into Iraq is no longer relevant. We have to finish what we started (like it or not) and get the job done. The problem is Bush defines getting the job done as a free democratic Iraq. Realistically that's never going to happen and each and every one of you know it. Iraq may start out with a democratically elected government, but that government will quickly turn into something resembling Iran or the Taliban government in Afghanistan. True representative government is something that has to come from pressures within a country, like the yearning for representation from the young colonies of America. Any democracy that is set up in a country where such forces do not pre-exist is doomed to fail.

I also think more attention needs to be paid to the wire tapping story that's emerged lately. I agree that if a known member of al-Qaeda (sp?) is on the phone to someone here in America then that called should be tapped, but there is absolutely no reason to tap the phone without a warrant. Why is the president breaking the law? Why aren't people upset by this? President Clinton wasn't impeached because he got a BJ, he was impeached because he lied about it and perjury is against the law. Wire tapping American Citizens is a far more serious offense!! Why is this not being investigated with the same vigor Clinton was back in the 90's? I'll tell you why. The Republican controlled congress is too busy saving it's own ass and covering up all the money it took as bribes from Abramovoff and others to start a major investigation of the President.


  • Matt,
    I didn't read the other person's blog, but I can guess the content pretty well from your response. Having that said, I have a quote that may save you from a lot of stress in your future run-ins with people like that:
    "Never argue with an idiot. First they bring you down to their level, then they beat you with experience."
    If it applies, great. If not, well, it's still a good thought.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:19 PM  

  • Do 2 half-wits make a whole? hmmm. . .I don't think so. That having been said, I think I can leave the two of you, Matt and Anonymous, to dance half-wittedly around the glaring facts of President BJ's contributions from North Korea, happily picked up by the Vice Prez in that Buddist Temple and the major Democratic fundraising problems including selling rooms at the White House, among others - and let you think about North Korea's just exploded nuclear weapon -- so perhaps you can reach a conclusion on which was the greater harm? Selling nuclear secrets to the North Koreans, or listening in to the terrorists and foiling their plots? Or didn't you hear the news reports that part of the reason the Brits were able to foil that big plot re airbombs was the data fed to them by our guys who were "listening in?" Missed that, did you? Oops! I'm breaking Mous's rule about arguing with an idiot. In duplicate, I suppose. Or maybe you're just asleep, and listening to the media. Propaganda works, doesn't it?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:31 AM  

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