Tuesday, February 28, 2006

The same guy?

I'm taking the easy way out today because it's trluy hard to improve on the outrages provided by the daily news. Some gems today, 72% of U.S. troops in Iraq want a pullout within a year; after all the tough talk about arresting terrorists after 9/11 the U.S. is now going to spend your money settling their lawsuits since they were innocent and W thanking Bin Laden for helping him win the election (along with Ken Mehlman calling the Swift Boat Liars for W "heroes"). So my brain is simply full of run of the mill outrages that it's hard to improve on them.

So for today I have dueling quotes about W. You decide which makes more sense.

"In his State of the Union address, President Bush told his Iraq critics, 'Hindsight is not wisdom and second-guessing is not a strategy.' His comments are understandable. Much of the Iraq fiasco can be directly attributed to Bush's shortcomings as a leader. Having decided to invade Iraq, he failed to make sure there was adequate planning for the postwar period. He never settled bitter policy disputes among his principal aides over how postwar Iraq would be governed; and he allowed competing elements of his administration to pursue diametrically opposed policies at nearly the same time. He used jobs in the Coalition Provisional Authority to reward political loyalists who lacked professional competence, regional expertise, language skills, and, in some cases, common sense. Most serious of all, he conducted his Iraq policy with an arrogance not matched by political will or military power."

--Peter Galbraith

"It must be very strange to be President Bush. A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, he can't get anyone to notice. He is like a great painter or musician who is ahead of his time, and who unveils one masterpiece after another to a reception that, when not bored, is hostile."

--John Hinderaker from the always insane Powerline.

3 Comments:

Blogger Intellectual Insurgent said...

Whatever John Hinderaker is smoking, I want. Although it's probably illegal unless my religion says it's cool.

12:14 PM  
Anonymous Utah Desert Rat said...

I think the term mental health professionals use is called "paranoid schizophenia".

Either that, or "dry drunk"!

1:18 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Nah... Dry drunks make more sense.

9:08 AM  

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