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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Broken Record

NYT columnist Paul Krugman unleashes another assault on President Bush in his column today.

Today we call them neoconservatives, but when the first George Bush was president, those who believed that America could remake the world to its liking with a series of splendid little wars — people like Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld — were known within the administration as “the crazies.” Grown-ups in both parties rejected their vision as a dangerous fantasy.

But in 2000 the Supreme Court delivered the White House to a man who, although he may be 60, doesn’t act like a grown-up. The second President Bush obviously confuses swagger with strength, and prefers tough talkers like the crazies to people who actually think things through. He got the chance to implement the crazies’ vision after 9/11, which created a climate in which few people in Congress or the news media dared to ask hard questions.
Lets get two things straight

1- Congress approved Bush's strategy against Iraq. You say no one dared to ask hard questions. Well, Congress had the opportunity, if they were so opposed to the war they could have voted no. What would it have cost them? Out of 435 Congressman, all but about 40 have safe seats. What matters politics or stopping a wrong war?

So if the Democrats didn't believe in the policy, they were a bunch of political cowards.

2- Who has muzzled the press? No one certainly muzzled you Paul Krugman. Your twice weekly column continues to go on. So does Helen Thomas, Richard Cohen at the Washington Post, Randy Schultz at the Palm Beach Post and countless others who opposed the war. No one in the media has been shut up or not allowed to pose their questions. What Krugman really means is Bush didn't follow his advice.

Krugman cites the crazies. The real crazies are him and the others mentioned above who keep repeating the Congress/press myth. I'll quote Albert Einstein.

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

See who the real crazy one is?

So once and for all bury these myths Paul. You're becoming what the title of my post says. Come up with something original to say for a change. The Times certainly pays you enough to do it.

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