Tuesday, February 1

Penance could be required/

Mark Brown's op/ed in the Chicago Sun-Times today stinks of Daily Show cribbing. Just last night, Jon Stewart asked this of Fareed Zakaria: What if Bush, the President, ours, has been right about this all along? I feel like my worldview will not sustain itself, and I may, and again i don't know if i can physically do this...implode. I'm not buying Mr. Brown's genuine sentiments. I'm also not buying into the fact that we firmly planted the flag of freedom in Iraq. The discussion has changed, as if we came into this war just to award the Iraqi people with a free and fair election. Right.
In other news:
War vets are having to pay for their meals at the Walter Reed Med Center.
The municipal chairman of the Sussex County Republican Committee is facing charges for downloading a video fo a 5 year old getting raped.
Hey Paul Bremer....Where did the money go, you worthless taint?!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Swiped from Salon:

Perhaps they've forgotten the adage: He who ignores history is doomed to repeat it. A blogger over at Daily Kos posted this article today from the New York Times archive, which makes for some interesting reading at the moment.

"U.S. Encouraged by Vietnam Vote:
"Officials Cite 83% Turnout Despite Vietcong Terror

"by Peter Grose, Special to the New York Times -- Sept. 4, 1967

"WASHINGTON, Sept. 3-- United States officials were surprised and heartened today at the size of turnout in South Vietnam's presidential election despite a Vietcong terrorist campaign to disrupt the voting.

"According to reports from Saigon, 83 per cent of the 5.85 million registered voters cast their ballots yesterday. Many of them risked reprisals threatened by the Vietcong.

"The size of the popular vote and the inability of the Vietcong to destroy the election machinery were the two salient facts in a preliminary assessment of the nation election based on the incomplete returns reaching here.

"A successful election has long been seen as the keystone in President Johnson's policy of encouraging the growth of constitutional processes in South Vietnam.

"The purpose of the voting was to give legitimacy to the Saigon Government."

As we know, the last U.S. helicopter took off from Saigon more than seven years later, on April 30, 1975, and the nascent government fell shortly thereafter.

( A different deal, but the point is that just last Sunday isn't enough. Good that people came out to vote. But we still have a future of... "Hard Work".)