Monday, November 13, 2006

The ideological struggle between extremists and radicals versus people who just simply want to live in peace


For George Bush today, it was all about the people who couldn’t get into his father’s country club: the blacks and the Jews. First he attended the groundbreaking of the Martin Luther King Jr National Memorial. What do you suppose Al Sharpton said to him?


Then he met with Israeli PM Olmert, who he said “cares deeply about securing the peace.” Evidently, the US and Israel are both “involved in an ideological struggle between extremists and radicals versus people who just simply want to live in peace”. Some ideologies are more complicated than other ideologies, I guess.


He explained American politics to Olmert: “You might realize the opposition party won, won the Senate and the House.” Doesn’t that make them no longer the opposition party? “And what’s interesting is, is that they’re beginning to understand that with victory comes responsibilities.” I seem to detect a touch of grim satisfaction that the Dems will now be stuck with the mess he created.

On Iraq, he explained, “I believe it is very important, though, for people making suggestions to recognize that the best military options depend upon the conditions on the ground.” Carl von Clausewitz, he ain’t.

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