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April 21, 2004

Up which creek, and exactly how far. This post from Billmon is, to my mind, the best weblog analysis yet of the damage done, and of what it’s going to take to ameliorate it. [11:16 AM]
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Kathryn Cramer ::: (view all by) ::: April 21, 2004, 11:27 AM:

Yes, indeed, a great analysis. I think the situationis even bleaker than we can know.

Mike Ward ::: (view all by) ::: April 21, 2004, 03:50 PM:

In Iraq there isn't much hope.

In the US, politics may change when President Wolfowitz attempts to re-introduce the Draft.

Dvd Avins ::: (view all by) ::: April 21, 2004, 07:38 PM:

Juan Cole's testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee presents a view which isn't quite as foreclosed. Not pretty, and with options more limited than they were before, but not inevitably catastrophic.

Ron Beasley ::: (view all by) ::: April 22, 2004, 11:32 AM:

Like Bilmon, I don't like Kerry. I don't think that he can stop the rush to Armegedon but at least he knows he is but a mortal man and not someone who really should be in an institution rather than the WH.

Lenny Bailes ::: (view all by) ::: April 22, 2004, 12:42 PM:

One phrase from Billmon sticks in my mind: "a president who believes he's God's vice-[regent] on Earth."

Is there any reporter with White House access who might have the nerve to ask Bush the question:

"Some journalists have the impression, from your foreign policy statements, that you see yourself as God's vice-regent Earth. Do you think there's a possibility that World Leaders and ordinary citizens in other parts of the world might also have formed that impression and be offended (or frightened) by it?"

Of all the things one might say to Bush, this strikes me as one that might actually penetrate his defenses and get him thinking.

James D. Macdonald ::: (view all by) ::: April 23, 2004, 05:55 PM:

Where are we going, and what am I doing in this handbasket?

Anatole France ::: (view all by) ::: July 05, 2004, 04:33 AM:

If a million people believe a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.