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State of Denial

Monday, Mar. 13, 2006 2:43 AM

"Only an idiot fights a war on two fronts. Only the heir to a kingdom of idiots fights a war on a thousand!"

-- Londo Mollari, Babylon 5

"We may face no greater challenge from a single country than from Iran," says Condoleezza Rice.

Ms. Rice, have you considered that the people of Iran will look across the border at the festering, insurgent-plagued cesspool we've made of Iraq and say, "Thank you, no!"?

Obviously not.

And have you considered this rather large-ish country called China, which has been recently and publicly denounced by notables including Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. John McCain?

Obviously not.

"We do not have a problem with the Iranian people. We want the Iranian people to be free. Our problem is with the Iranian regime," Rice adds, in rhetoric eerily reminiscent of the pre-invasion cheerleading about Iraq. Regime this. Regime that. We love y'all, have some freedom.

Speaking of our beleaguered Commander-in-Chief, Sen. Russ Feingold has proposed that President Bush be censured for authorizing domestic eavesdropping in violation of federal law.

Senator Bill Frist calls it a, "crazy political move," that sends the wrong message to our enemies, "... that there is in any way a lack of support for our commander in chief who is leading us with a bold vision in a way that is making our homeland safer, is wrong."


We have a Homeland Security chief who is just now figuring out his responsibilities. We're rushing to get New Orleans' levees rebuilt before hurricane season begins anew, and FEMA is still a decapitated, dysfunctional agency. Our ports are vulnerable, as are chemical and nuclear plants. We're busy trying to pin the wiretap on the terrorist instead of designing security measures that are effective even in the absence of advance warning.

We're talking a leadership that went from clamoring for Osama bin Laden's head on a pike to brushing him off as irrelevant. Iraq, we were told, that was ground zero. Now, of course, we're back to worrying about Al Qaeda again, and even Iraq has taken a back seat to Iran.

Bold vision? Pin-the-tail-on-Osama is more like it.

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Smed - 2006-03-13 19:44:27
I think the only way they will get Osama is if Cheney takes him hunting.