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Sunday, November 20, 2005

And on the 7th day, God Rested. 

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I hate saying this but knowing what we know now maybe it was for the best that Bush was "re-elected".
Jonathan Chait wrote a piece in LA Times endorsing Bush. Chait is a liberal and it was a tongue in cheek piece. He argued that Bush had fucked up so badly that it would be unfair to ask a Democrat to clean it up. He said Bush had done most of the damage he could possibly do. He had ruined the honor of the country. Bankrupted the treasury with massive debt. Gotten the country into a ruinous war. In a second term he would not be able to launch another war because he didn't have enough troops. Chait said if a Democrat took over Iraq would become a Democratic defeat. The GOP would argue that Democrats lost the war. He said Iraq is already lost, let Bush and the GOP get the blame for the defeat.
I am starting to think Jonathan Chait was right. Kerry would have been in a very difficult situation now especially with a GOP congress.
BTW, a family member who hates Bush made the same argument to me. He hoped Bush would win in 2004 and said only then would the country understand the magnitude of Bush's fuckup.

The Silver Lining of the Bush Presidency

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From Comment Section

It will be interesting in the short run (4.00 / 2)
to watch the tightrope the Republicans will have to walk to end this war. On one hand, they have to end it before the next election, but on the other hand, they can't have all those returning soldiers running around telling the American people what it was really like over there. In the long run, the price we will pay will be unthinkable. For the first time in 28 years I am sorry I have children. How's that for the American dream?
I have one other suggestion on a semi-related topic. The shit is hitting the fan in the investigation into the bid rigging and theft of millions of dollars earmarked to rebuild Iraq. These are American felons that we allowed to go over there and steal. The crimes were committed on Iraq soil. We should demand that these rats be turned over to the Iraqi government to be tried and sentenced. I doubt there will be any pardons handed out.

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Front Page Kos

FIVE DEFERMENTS:
1st deferment: Cheney enrolled in Casper Community College in January 1963 -- he turned 22 that month -- and sought his first student deferment on March 20.
2nd deferment: (student), after transferring to the University of Wyoming on July 23, 1963.
3rd deferment:(student)on Oct. 14, 1964.
4th deferment: attended graduate school at the University of Wyoming on Nov. 1, 1965.
5th deferment: On Oct. 6, 1965, the Selective Service lifted its ban against drafting married men who had no children. Nine months and two days later, Cheney had his first daughter. Cheney applied for 3-A status, the ''hardship''exemption, which excluded men with children or dependent parents. It was granted.

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