Saturday, May 14, 2005

The perception of governance is important


Addendum: when McClellan called for both sides in Uzbekistan to “exercise restraint at this time,” did he mean that the demonstrators should refrain from bleeding too much on the soldiers?


For objective, up-to-the-minute coverage of all things Uzbek, don’t click here. For example:
Due to latest events, The President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov arrived in the city of Andizhan early in the morning of May 13th.

After the comprehensive study of the situation, the head of the state, gave specific instructions to corresponding organizations and government bodies.

In the evening of the same day he returned to Tashkent.
Just paints a picture, doesn’t it?

Luis Posada Carriles (previous posts) applied for asylum in the US this week, on the run from both Cuban and Venezuelan justice. Can you file those papers through your lawyer, without even making an appearance? And if not, why is he not in custody, since he did enter the country illegally. If the Department of Homeland Security won’t go looking for him, maybe we could get the Minutemen.

The US military is responding to the increased violence in Iraq by suggesting that the Iraqi interim/transitional/imaginary government might want to do something look like they’re doing something about it. Sez “one senior military officer”: “The perception of governance is important.”

Speaking of the perception of governance, was Bush upset that he wasn’t informed of the panic back at the homestead while he bicycled on obliviously? Fuck no:
The president also tried to deflect concern about being out of the loop, telling an audience yesterday, with a grin, “I strongly urge you to exercise on a regular basis.”

President Bush, followed by a Secret Service agent.

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