I promised myself I wouldn't post anymore about politics here for awhile. It's too time consuming and exhausting. In fact I'm headed for another hiatus. I need to keep working on Blogumentary and our secret lefty deathstar blog. But I thought I'd link to this article: Bush Cites Doubt America Can Win War on Terror:

"I don't think you can win it," Mr. Bush replied. "But I think you can create conditions so that those who use terror as a tool are less acceptable in parts of the world."

Now, you might think I'm posting this to say "A-HA! He's a flip-flopper! What about the zillion other times he's said we're gonna win the War on Terror!" True, but that's not why I posted it. Bush almost - not quite - let slip a lucid moment there. We need to be as smart as possible, make friends not enemies, and create conditions that make terrorism less likely without sacrificing our freedoms. But even if you put America in one huge condom - eww! - no condom is 100%. Kerry/Edwards naturally jumped on Bush's statement, saying "of course it's winnable!" And I'm sure Bush will retract like a whip-snap. But that's politics for ya.

  • Half-million protest Bush in NYC
  • Michael Moore for USA Today: The GOP doesn't reflect America
  • Garrison Keillor on the party of Lincoln: We’re Not in Lake Wobegon Anymore
  • Power Line at the RNC, suspicious of al-Jazeera
  • When nerds protest the RNC
  • Healing Iraq describes the messiness and chaos of Iraq's first democratic steps. I'm hoping for a long-distance interview with Zeyad, if he has access to a video camera or webcam.


    August 31, 2004 at 02:18 AM in Current Affairs | Permalink


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    I wanna know more about this secret liberal deathstar blog. Color me intrigued!

    Also, I agree that Bush almost sounded like he put thought into that statement. It's too bad he can't think through the other 99% of the verbal diarrhea that leaks through his mouth. It's hard to believe that he came up with it on his own, though. They just hid the strings well, or maybe we were all distracted by Matt Lauer's shaved head. I know what you mean about limiting political posting. I have felt lately that it is contributing to the life-sapping energy force surrounding me. Politics and Paris Hilton's "memoirs". It's a lose/lose situation.

    Posted by: Tim at Aug 31, 2004 2:49:27 PM

    Hi, just want to know if you think the 'war on terrorism' is winnable? If not, what alternatives are available?

    Posted by: charith at Oct 30, 2006 6:16:32 PM