Ungodly Politics

"Announcing your plans is a good way to hear god laugh." - Al Swearingen

Friday, August 16, 2002  

A British politician has spoken up about Blair's increasingly lonely stance as Bush's lone ally in the Universe. The saddest bit about reading this blistering commentary is the knowledge that very few Americans will ever see it, as our media seems completely sold out at this point.

A couple of choice bits that really got me smiling:

At the same time he launched a savage attack on Mr Bush, calling him “the most intellectually backward American President of my lifetime”, and on his advisers, “whose bellicosity is exceeded only by their political, military and diplomatic illiteracy”.

He added: “Pity the man who relies on Rumsfeld, Cheney and Rice for counsel. The only man in the US Administration who knows the score is Colin Powell, who actually won the last war against Iraq. He is so marginalised as to be an object of pathos.”

Condoleeza Rice is a massive problem, and has been from the beginning. First, she actually has an oil tanker named after her. I wonder where her loyalties might lie?

Secondly, she is an expert on the Soviet Union. As in the USSR. Which doesn't exist. I guess we need an expert on Persia in case Xerxes makes another run at Thermopylae, eh? Or an expert on Ancient Rome, never know when the Caesars are gonna get all frisky again.

Would it be too much to ask for the administration to instead put in experts in something relevant?

Oh, yeah, there's that oil tanker thing. I guess they did, after all.

posted by lazarus | 05:26 | |
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