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DISPATCHED FROM THE CROSSROADS, AT THE intersection OF isolation & community

How Stupid Do They Think We Are?

Lieberman lost... a referendum on Bush & Iraq... next day... oh, no... a terrorist red alert. "See, see!? It's the Bush administration keeping you safe!" Wuh???

Oh, sure. I believe there are bad guys out to destroy us. Al Qaeda.

Unfortunately the Bush Buzzards have chosen to wreak havoc in Iraq, undermine the UN, and foment a senseless Israeli war in order to build a case for invading Iran. They've done everything BUT get rid of al Qaeda.

But Dick Cheney had this to say about Lieberman's defeat:

The thing that’s partly disturbing about it is the fact that, [from] the standpoint of our adversaries, if you will, in this conflict, and the al Qaeda types, they clearly are betting on the proposition that ultimately they can break the will of the American people in terms of our ability to stay in the fight and complete the task.

In today's Yahoo News, the title is "Bush seeks political gain from foiled plot":

On Wednesday, Cheney had suggested that Democrats believe "that somehow we can retreat behind our oceans and not be actively engaged in this conflict and be safe here at home, which clearly we know we won't, we can't, be," he said.

While some Democrats have opposed some steps in the war on terrorism, and more and more are calling for a withdrawal from Iraq, no major figures in the party have called for a wholesale retreat in the broader conflict.

But Bush's Republicans hoped the raid would yield political gains.

"I'd rather be talking about this than all of the other things that Congress hasn't done well," one Republican congressional aide told AFP on condition of anonymity because of possible reprisals.

"Weeks before September 11th, this is going to play big," said another White House official, who also spoke on condition of not being named, adding that some Democratic candidates won't "look as appealing" under the circumstances.

Repeat after me: the threats are still there and getting worse because this Administration is incompetent and deranged.

8.11.06

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