Monday, February 28, 2005

I can't find the source, but I skimmed an article yesterday in which Bill Clinton was somewhere expounding on what a wonderful president Hillary would make.

I'm curious as to just what Hillary Clinton's credentials are to be a senator, much less president. All I can think of are ruthless, Machiavellian ambition; utter contempt for "the little people"; and a charismatic husband who apparently has coattails despite the fact that he shot the legs out from under the economy, gutted our defense intelligence network, nearly destroyed our ability to influence global events and thought it was really cool to have an intern under his desk while he talked on the phone with people in leadership positions.

And on top of it all, she made pantsuits fashionable again, for which I will never forgive her, even though I'm just fine NOT seeing her legs.

Whatever lingering doubts I had about invading Iraq disappeared when they liberated the children's prison. That one got buried real quickly by the people who didn't want to have to discuss it (NY Times, CNN, etc.) but it was real. Turns out if a child's parents went to political prison in Iraq--not an uncommon occurrence--the child went to a prison as well. And it wasn't a nice place. I'm sure that someone somewhere is trying to describe it as a facility which cared for children whose parents were imprisoned, but that stretches things way too far. It was a prison, and it went on the old theory that parents' sins are visited on their children. It was not a nice place. The guy who wrote the above editorial took a bit longer than the prison thing to get it, but he finally did.

Now we're seeing the Lebanese grow weary of Syrian occupation and a former pro-Al Quaida Lebanese leader has decided that the US is a powerful positive influence and he has renounced his support of Al Quaida and said that we have the right idea after all.
Egypt has announced that they're modifying their constitution to allow multiple party elections (mainstream media have been careful to say that this "may be cosmetic", but have been equally careful not to mention that just maybe it may be a real change).

Maybe, just maybe, we're onto something. Only time will tell if Bush has things right. What I can tell you for absolutely sure is that Kerry does not have the fortitude to even attempt to get things right. Even if we fail in the big picture, we're miles beyond what Kerry could have done.

Our president has been a fighter pilot, an oil executive, a baseball team owner---Stupid doesn't apply. It's fine for people to disagree with him, but those who equate disagreement with stupidity diminish only themselves.

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