Sunday, October 01, 2006

Dr. Kissinger I Presume

Henry Kissinger is advising Bush and Cheney on Iraq. Yeah, making up for Viet Nam, and still clueless after all these years.

"General Abiziad and Murtha are just that...far apart." Bob Woodward on 60 Minutes.

"Mr. Woodward reports," writes Janet Maslin in her NYT book review, "that when he told Mr. Rumsfeld that the number of insurgent attacks was going up, the defense secretary replied that they’re now “categorizing more things as attacks.”

This is akin to the right wing assertion on Global warming that more storms are classified as category 3-5 now than were before. It's a cookbook propaganda technique they use for everything.

Bush: "I'll stay in Iraq even if Laura and Barney are the only support I have."

As Barney the Scottish terrier goes, so goes the nation apparently. Houston we have a problem.

4 Comments:

Blogger Dwight The Troubled Teen said...

Brother,

The ghosts of 1.7 dead Cambodians will tell you that cut-and-run defeatest Americans aren't always to be heeded. Sometimes well-meaning peacenicks can get a lot of people killed.

Those 1.7 million slaughtered innocents are nowhere to be found in the guilty conscience of Dr. Kissinger.

You are old enough, Mark. Should they be part of your guilty conscience?

When Iran finally succeeds in slaughtering the unprepared Iraqi people because you wanted the troops home, will you mourn them? Will you take responsibility for the years you have spent as a Chihuahua hanging off Dubya's ankle?

Or will it just be another opportunity to Blame Bush for something else?

Intellectual honesty, Man. I admire your passion, but you have to be intellectually honest with yourself.

7:42 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Try thinking beyond wingnut slogganeering. I'm no Chihauhua. I'm a Siberian Husky about to bite your naive fallacious ass. Wise up "brother." Name me one fact you have been right about on this issue? None. You're duped. I think it's genetic with conservatives. Foley hypocrites and reality denialists. I'm a man of facts and reason: a scientist. W is a pious rich fool. I'm betting even his father thinks so now. In fact he does. Fact. Honestly.

8:18 PM  
Blogger Peter L. Winkler said...

Dwight:

I've heard this specious rationale about Vietnam endlessly on right wing radio.

Here is what is wrong with it: in Vietnam we were fighting a country, North Vietnam, whose entire adult populace were ideologically committed to opposing us and they were not going to give up unless we committed genocide and killed everyone over the age of, say, 14.

At the same time, the South Vietnamese government and military were never able to maintain a coherent defense of their own country.

Since the US military was the only effective bulwark against the North Vietnamese, we would have had to stay in Vietnam forever to prevent the fall of Saigon.

Also, it was the illegal expansion by the US of the war by bombing Cambodia and staging cross border operations that destabalized Cambodia, not our withdrawal from Vietnam.

9:50 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Well said Peter.

4:47 AM  

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