Sunday, December 31, 2006

just read it

Even though it specifically addresses the Iraq war, this paragraph is the best description of George W. Bush's administration ever written:

"This whole endeavor, from the very start, has been about taking tawdry, cheap acts and dressing them up in a papier-mache grandeur — phony victory celebrations, ersatz democratization, reconstruction headed up by toadies, con artists and grifters . . .The Iraq War has been many things, but for its prime promoters and cheerleaders and now-dwindling body of defenders, the war and all its ideological and literary trappings have always been an exercise in moral-historical dress-up for a crew of folks whose times aren’t grand enough to live up to their own self-regard and whose imaginations are great enough to make up the difference. This is just more play-acting."

Read the full post at Josh Marshall's "Talking Points Memo," my first stop every day online. It's clarity like this that made we want to start my own blog.


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