Friday, April 14, 2006

In Response To Something Billmon Said

Over at the Whiskey Bar (Billmon) has this little gem that triggered me to make this post.

Of course, you could argue that the neocons don't give a flying you-know-what whether the New York Times falls into rank for the march on Tehran, but they certainly seemed to care about the Gray Lady's views in the runup to the Iraq war...

Its a very good post he has there and you might want to read all of it.

The thing I have to say is, Bush and the neocons don't care what the Times, Post or Americans think. The tipping point was when Bush admitted he was spying on Americans and he intended to keep doing it. At that point he abandoned any desire to get anyone's approval on anything. You may have noticed how fairly quickly he admitted he was the leaker. I was what!

Now he replies to charges that he's planning to attack Iran by brushing aside such speculation as foolish and won't even try to get approval. He does intend to attack, but he isn't going to bother justifying it. Some in his administration still need justification, Condi comes to mind, but the idiot doesn't. When he says Iran is the most dangerous threat to US, he couldn't care less if you buy it.


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