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Archive for September 24th, 2006

Go Irish!

Posted by Mike on September 24, 2006

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Well, Duh?!

Posted by Ryan on September 24, 2006

Reports like this bother me because they take logic and real context out of the equation. If you fight a new crime, then the rates of that new crime will temporarily go up. If you fight a decisive-sounding war, then temporarily people will come out of the works, draw lines and choose sides. If you make one side out to be, oh let’s say, a “miserable failure,” you are going to encourage the other side to persevere. Duh.

So, here’s a great quote from Thomas PM Barnett’s book, Blueprint for Action (2005), that further illustrates this point (I bold one obvious point here):

“…So no surprise when the United States takes up the challenge of a global war on terrorism, terrorism goes up in frequency. To expect anything else is not logical. To me, it’s like walking into the office of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944 and saying, ‘We’ve been fighting the Japanese and Germans for three years now, and as far as we can see, not only are we fighting more intensely but there seems to be more people fighting on their side!’ In effect we employ the language of war and then judge it in terms of police statistics– as in ‘Crime is going up.'” (page 209)

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The Interview with Chris Wallace

Posted by Ryan on September 24, 2006

Bill Clinton’s unedited interview with Chris Wallace was just aired on Fox a few minutes ago. If you missed it, check it out when it is rerun at 6pm this evening. But, no matter what, you need to witness Clinton’s formal marriage to the Moonbat Fringe (well, we know what he thinks about marriage so all that could change).

Some key points I noticed in the interview:

  • He immediately attacks Chris Wallace for asking questions about whether or not Clinton did enough before 9/11 as if it were such a partisan and ridiculous question to even fathom.
  • He makes Richard Clarke the authority on all things clandestine in the 1980s and 1990s– having never read Clarke’s book, I can only assume Clinton looks good and Bush looks bad for “demoting” Clarke.
  • He belittles Wallace’s “smirk,” Fox’s motives for their connection to Rupert Murdock, and those “people” who emailed questions about Clinton’s action while president.
  • He, on one hand, says he never criticized Bush, then goes on to say that the Administration through Karl Rove sells “fear” every election.
  • Also, he said that if BJ were still president, we’d be looking for Bin Laden with more than 20,000 troops. I suppose that still more than the few hundred special operation forces he would have sent if he had “basing rights” in Uzbekistan after the Cole.
  • He also criticized the Administration for having first eight, then nine, months to deal with Bin Laden while doing nothing. I suppose nine months is still not eight years, though, but what do I know, I’m just a “neocon” for disagreeing with his approach.
  • However, he did admit that he didn’t do enough (he didn’t fail, of course). He didn’t get Bin Laden, but he apparently got closer than “anyone since.” Again, I’m sure that wasn’t a criticism of Bush, because Clinton said he didn’t do such things.

It was truly an amazing interview. He looked like a cornered beast, lashing out with anger. In my opinion, I think his conscience is visibly getting to him.

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