Sunday, June 25, 2006

Cut and run

The disingenuous motherfuckers—I mean, the Republicans—have branded the call for troop withdrawal from Iraq "cut and run."

Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said, "The last thing you want to do when you have the terrorists on the run is give them notice that you're going to leave."

Unless the US plans to stay in Iraq forever, I imagine that one day US troops will leave that country. But troop pullouts don't happen overnight. Just as it took months to stage the occupation, so it will take months to plan and execute troop reductions. I think the terrorists might figure that we're going to leave at that point, at the very latest.

I hate this partisan garbage. The RNC's web page is sickeningly sycophantic and faux-patriotic (they weren't so "patriotic" when "Our President" was Clinton). There's nothing so hateful on the DNC's web page.

The amount of lies and corruption swirling around the Bush administration sets a new low standard, even for Washington, DC. I know, I know: this is nothing new. Conservative Republicans will always disagree with me on this matter, or try to bring up some feeble analog from the Clinton administration, as if two wrongs make a right.

All of this is symptomatic of our American society, and shows where our priorities are: we romanticise violence, and we fear sex. Clinton lied about his sexual proclivities, and he was impeached. Janet Jackson's breast was (nearly) exposed on TV, and there followed a crackdown on "indecent" programming with fines decupled.

Meanwhile—oh, you fill in the blank; I'm sick of it.

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