Saturday, February 25, 2006

The sinking ship of state


As Iraq moves closer and closer to all out civil war, even some of the most die hard rats have begun to run. William Buckley and Francis Fukuyama have now both proclaimed the Iraq war a disaster. Buckley sees the immediate challenge as how to cope with the reality of that failure. "And the kernel here is the acknowledgement of defeat." Neocon Fukuyama now asserts that not just the Iraq war but all of Bush's foreign policy is in shambles.

During the Vietnam war, Johnson famously remarked that if he had lost news anchor Walter Cronkite, he had lost Middle America. But Bush is not Johnson. With Jesus as his co-pilot, and reality nowhere on the horizon, he is most unlikely to acknowledge even the most obvious signs that his ship is sinking. It's just a shame that we are all passengers. And god's away on business.

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