Most people aren't all idiot or all genius but a mixed up blend.
Bush is no exception.
imo, given the "choices" we had last time, Bush had the most
leadership ability out of all of them.
and I may not be rational in this but this was my belief when Carter
was around and still is,
when those Iranian student terrorists took over the American Embassy
27 years or so ago, we shoulda bombed that entire damn country
and cut our losses.
I feel bad for the hostages as I am not inhuman.
But the fact is, we cannot negotiate with terrorists.
The nine hostages would have had a nice monument somewheres
built for them
and perhaps 9/11 would have been delayed or not happened at all.
As it was, the Ayatollah Khomeni went around laughing his ass off
about the USA being impotent and unable to act decisively.
Consequently, we became opportunistic fodder for anyone with a
bomb or a gun.
Bush's mistake was in not nuking the whole entire area.
The war has dragged on entirely too long and if it was
a clean in and out sweep, things might have been better.
So we still have a rep of not being able to act decisively.
Four ppl were arrested last Saturday at JFK airport.
Reason: that airport was a target. Had they not been
Meanwhile, Bush has gone soft on the illegal alien issue and
I'm pissed at him for that. Newt Gingrigh however you spell
his name got on the airwaves and read the Mexican law
concerning what happens to United Statians who try that
border trick in reverse. The mediacs, not realizing what he
was reading from, were quick with their accusations. Newt
didn't write the Mexican law. He was just reading it.
I am not a fan of Newt most of the time and I am not a
christian dominionist and in fact not a christian.
However, Newt did nothing rascist by reading from the law
of another country. Furthermore, some of the illegals when
they had their usa-wide protests back in May, had a sign
that read "Read your history. This IS our country." So
now Texas and parts of Arizona are to become part of Mexico
as they wish, not officially but in another way.
I do not agree with some of the things Bush has done and I do
not share the same christian values that he has. However,
I would have respected him far more if he hadn't backed down
regarding illegal aliens, period.
Bush is far from an idiot. His college transcripts bear witness to that.
And Hill the Pill-- sorry. I live in New York. I have no love for her.
She is phony. How do I know this? I've listened to her talk about
the hot-button feel-good issues and I think she should go live in
Massachusetts with Martha's crew. At least that would get her the
hell out of my state.
Guiliani in 2008.
Respectfully and with love even though I am a political hothead,
ps One of the things that I really like about the team blog "Itching for a coffee"
is that we do not all agree. The exposure to different viewpoints as well
as differing life circumstances and different spiritual or religious paths
is a great thing.
Friendship extends far beyond any ideological boundaries.
Meanwhile, I am involved in the Live Journal clusterfuck. Getting rid of
pedos is a good thing. Getting rid of folks at random who had "incest"
listed in their interests [because they are survivors or in one case a
sociology student] is moronic and then for some Whackkkos 4 Installationofspyware
group to publish the user names of all of the suspendeds and labeling them
pedos when in fact most of them were not is a truly bad thing.
To compound their sins, Live Journal's idiot make fake apologies and the
team then brought back a few of the pedos [without thorough investigation first]
and left some of the survivors still suspended.
Contacting their abuse team in the past about harassment or any other matter
led to a polite form letter, "We can do nothing." Yet some whacKKKos show
up threatening to boycott the advertisers and boom goes the hatchett.
Writing fanfic which involves sexual activity is not the same as seeking out
kids under the age of consent.
The community which discussed the classic book Lolita in Spanish was one of
ones suspended. It was brought back.
Years ago, Live Journal bloggers were aware of a pedo on live journal and they
got the word out via reporting on the news articles about his arrests plural and
the situation. The abuse team suspended the reporters and left the pedo to
do as he will.
Back to my corner now.