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08/01/2004: Thought for the Day:

Then again, maybe something else is at play here:

Republicans have blamed the invasion of Iraq and recession for the fiscal problems.
In other words, the administration trying to avoid being held accountable for the massive deficit by, in part, blaming it on something for which it can be held accountable. Interesting tactic.
--Pete Vonder Haar

Len on 08.01.04 @ 09:09 AM CST


Replies: 4 comments

on Sunday, August 1st, 2004 at 11:57 AM CST, Butchmule said

You know, I think no matter what becomes of the war in Iraq, politicians will always try to pass the buck so as to blame someone other than themselves. Personally, I feel the war was necessary. However..., I feel dicking around with futile warnings and threat after threat after threat by our government against Hussain only further garanteed that more of our soldiers would die unnecessarily due to procrastination allowing Iraq time to build forces and strategy against us! Just like ANYONE ELSE who commits a crime against another person, the president should have to answer not only to the American public, but to the families of each of the men and women he helped to an early grave!

on Sunday, August 1st, 2004 at 9:56 PM CST, forklift said

Bush also keeps saying America is safer. I think he figures if he says it enough, people will believe it.

I'm typing this across the street from one of the buildings Tom Ridge identified as an al Quieda target. There's police & news vans everywhere.

It's also a couple blocks from the site of the largest terror attack in history.

Exactly HOW much safer are we?

on Sunday, August 1st, 2004 at 10:35 PM CST, Pete said

Great, I had to find a typo by seeing myself quoted here.

Thanks for the link, at any rate.

on Monday, August 2nd, 2004 at 9:09 AM CST, Len Cleavelin said

As to my personal opinion right now, I think going to Afghanistan was the right thing to do. Going into Iraq was wrong, wrong, WRONG, because it diverted time, energy and resources from finishing the job in Afghanistan (which is going to hell in a handbasket from what I've been reading), and from other more pressing issues. Basically, Bush can say "America is safer" all he wants; I certainly don't feel safer.

Sorry you had to see the typo here Pete, but I didn't feel right editing your breathless prose, even for typos. :-)

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