27 October 2006

just blame bush?

bush's mea culpa (of sorts) regarding the iraq war strikes me as somewhat bittersweet. on the one hand, of course we believe the war is his fault. from stories of bush and his cronies planning an iraq invasion long before 9/11 to the WMD lies to the halliburton contracts to abu ghraib to the costly and murderous disaster of today, this war has been an outrage from day 1, and to hear the president say "If people are unhappy about it, look right to the president" gives a certain satisfaction. of course we're looking right to you, and we don't need your permission to blame you for everything, but thanks anyway.

however, those votes in congress authorizing the president to use force in iraq didn't cast themselves, and since this is obviously bush's election-night ploy to save his party in the house and senate, you kind of want to stop him in his tracks. yes, it's your fault, but let's elect democrats just in case, shall we?

meanwhile, the GOP is apparently seeing a golden opportunity in new jersey's recent court decision to allow homosexual couples the same legal and financial benefits as everybody else. war cry! call in karl rove. will they be able to use what is basically a human rights issue to scare voters as they did in 2004? stay tuned...

today' question: so what's your feeling over there in the US? from here is looks like the republicans are about to get trounced...but i don't want to get my hopes up.

4 comments:

Barry said...

I read in Atlantic Monthly where many Republicans were hoping that they lose control of the senate and house. That way they'll be able to blame things on the dems in two years.

Jacki's dad

Paul Gladis said...

Dude... I so took that picture... I want a part of the royalties dammit.

jacki said...

dude, your royalties are paid in haircuts.

Mr. Michael said...

I heard the same thing as Barry. NPR has been slowly gaining confidence that the Republicans will lose control of both houses as well, but of course we also all thought that Kerry would be able to squeeze out a victory too so....Still, it will make for good TV on November 7