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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Cheese-eating surrender monkeys

Posted By on Thu, Aug 31, 2006 at 6:01 AM

The Washington Post outlines how the Bush administration is trotting out the Democrats-hate-America election theme. Will voters buy? That is the question.

Bush himself, uttering Rove-speak, suggests that you do not have a right to criticize him when he demagogues. From WSJ:

"These are important times, and I seriously hope people wouldn't politicize these issues that I'm going to talk about," President Bush said yesterday while campaigning for Republican candidates in Little Rock, Ark., when asked if he thinks a new series of presidential speeches defending his strategy in Iraq will have an impact on midterm congressional elections.

Keith Olbermann, a beacon of truth in the sludge of cable TV news, offers a commentary on the Bush administration's odious tactics, particularly the Rumsfeld speech.

The confusion is about whether this Secretary of Defense, and this administration, are in fact now accomplishing what they claim the terrorists seek: The destruction of our freedoms, the very ones for which the same veterans Mr. Rumsfeld addressed yesterday in Salt Lake City, so valiantly fought.

And about Mr. Rumsfeld's other main assertion, that this country faces a "new type of fascism."

As he was correct to remind us how a government that knew everything could get everything wrong, so too was he right when he said that - though probably not in the way he thought he meant it.

This country faces a new type of fascism - indeed.


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