Saturday, November 18, 2006

It's the corruption, not the incompetence!

Here's the lede from Mona Charon's column in the Star Tribune today, Saturday:

America is the world's hyperpower. No other nation or group of nations can challenge us militarily or economically. Unlike sickly Europe, we are growing, not contracting. But we are about to be defeated in Iraq by a few thousand cutthroats.

How did this happen? It's simple: The only thing powerful enough to defeat us is ourselves, and we've done it.

Well Mona, Spot says we're clearly the most (self) hyped power!

Mona goes on to remind us that she believes that the Republicans lost the election in 2006 because so many of them were dishonest:

In my last column (Nov. 14) I argued that the 2006 election was lost by Republicans through a combination of corruption and complacency. Dissatisfaction with the progress of the war in Iraq didn't help (though I don't believe it was decisive).

We can argue whether the bullet to the brain or the one through the heart was "more fatal," but it is absurd to say that the state of the war in Iraq merely "didn't help."

Poor Mona. Now not only the Democrats but the "realist" Republicans are arrayed against her:

The only alternative to the surrenders on offer by the Democrats and by the "realist" Republicans is a renewed determination to win. The assassins in Iraq pursue their dirty war despite the cost because it is succeeding. They know they are on the cusp of driving us out. But if, just to fanaticize [she really said fantasize] for a moment, we were to redouble our efforts, send more troops, kill the insurgents and convey our unflinching determination to win, the psychological effect would be enormous. And all wars are, to one degree or another, psychological.

Coming to a theater near you: Triumph of the Will by Leni Riefenstahl with a new introduction by Mona Charon! Don't miss it!

People have finally come to the conclusion that Mona's "few thousand cutthroats" simply do not pose a threat to our national existence. We were sold a bill of goods.

So the dissembling and the war do have something to do with each other, after all. We've learned our lesson, and as Prezinut Bush says, ya can't get fooled again!

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