Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Max loves Maureen Dowd

On yahoo this morning: Weapons Inspector Ends WMD Search in Iraq. “…the CIA’s top weapons hunter in Iraq said his search for weapons of mass destruction ‘has been exhausted’ without finding any.”

I was surprised to see this story because 1) I did not realise the US still had people dedicated to searching and 2) I did not think the US would ever admit the search was over if nothing had been found.

On Sky News last night: Michael Howard, the opposition leader in the British government, was being interviewed. There is a general election in the UK next week so Howard spent a great deal of energy emphasising that Tony Blair had blatantly lied, “with intent to lie,” to the British people about WMD in Iraq. A prime minister lying should be a serious thing, yet in the six major polls Blair’s Labour party remains from 4 to 10% ahead of Howard’s Conservatives.

We also know that George W Bush lied to the American people about WMD and we re-elected him. It is as if we have accepted that politicians will always lie to the people, and that acceptance even extends to lies that bring dire consequences.

I believe in the concept of ministerial responsibility, something that seems to have fallen out of fashion in the US. I thought that Rumsfeld should have resigned as soon as the abuses at Abu Ghraib came to light but that fascist pigfucker is still in the government too.

The people need to rise up and take the country back, but everyone seems to be too damn comfortable to try to change anything. Our next president will probably be Jeb Bush. But if we do not do anything, then one day something is going to happen to force change, and I expect that whatever that is will not be pleasant.


Anonymous said...

Jeb, huh? How about Pope Shanikwa??

Anonymous said...

I truly believe that in order to solve many of the problems in the "WORLD" the U.S. should consider taking up isolationism, just for a while. Not forever. If a person can over work themselves, stretch themselves too thin, and then *SNAP* total and complete collapse, so can a country. I hear all the time how the U.S. should stay out of other countries business, well fine. Agreed. It is time for "ME" time. Then all the buggers who complain that we are too nosy can shut up, and all the bastards who bitch about us, then ask our help, they can definately piss off.

Then, maybe we can find the time to educate OUR people for a while, about democracy for example (what business does a republic have in spreading democracy anyway?). I can only believe that it is lack of education that has people voting the way they have. Or drugs.

And then, maybe the American people, as a whole, wouldn't be so damn dense. Then we would finally stop seeing "Breaking News" articles on "Scientist prove, again, that smoking is bad for your health". I would rather have the American people, again as a whole, consider thier thought process, for example, "Former president railed for smoking pot, but current president proves Cocaine, okay!"

The first time W won, I thought people were really confused. The second time, though, I know they are just stupid.

I saw a bumper sticker the other day. I will go on this thought:
The last time someone listened to a Bush, they wandered around a desert for 40 years.

Devastatin' Dave said...

John Dewey, one of the founding fathers of public education in America, has seen his dreams come true. He stated openly that the goal of education should be to produce obedient citizens and workers for mass-production factories. Pretty soon, America will look like a scene out of Fritz Lang's Metropolis. I hope I'm not there when it happens.

Monkey's Max said...

DD, come over here.

Devastatin' Dave said...

No speaky the Czech.

Monkey's Max said...

DD, you don't need to speak the Czech. We could get you a job teaching English to military and MoD personnel.

Monkey, could you please get to work on that?

Devastatin' Dave said...

"Repeat after me - son of a bitch, shit."

"Son of beech, sheet."

Monkey's Max said...

DD, you could make your students write haiku.

Anonymous said...

Ewww, too much flirting going on in this topic, need to find me another....