Friday, February 09, 2007

Seeking to take comfort from their misunderstanding of the dialogue in this country


Ian Richardson has died. You might think that sucks; I couldn’t possibly comment.

At Wednesday’s Armed Service Committee hearings, the alliterative Peter Pace generously conceded that Congress might discuss Iraq policy (as long as it continues to obediently provide every cent asked of it and restricts itself to non-binding resolutions) (by the way, is there any sillier senatorial debate than the one over whether a non-binding resolution should be deemed to have passed, non-bindingly, with 50 votes or 60?). But he did add that “There’s also no doubt in my mind that just like we look out to our potential enemies to see division in their ranks and take comfort from division in their ranks, that others, who don’t have a clue how democracy works, who are our enemies, would seek to take comfort from their misunderstanding of the dialogue in this country.”

Speaking of taking comfort from their misunderstanding, George Bush... okay, I have nothing about George Bush right now, but I couldn’t let that segue get away.

BBC headline: “Violence at Jerusalem Holy Site.” You never hear about holiness breaking out at a Jerusalem violence site.

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