The Tao of Politics

One of my main concerns is: how can I make a difference? There are thousands of political blogs out there. It’s easy to get lost in that ocean. So I may blog about politics on occasion, or I may blog about health issues, depending on where my interests lead me, and where I feel I can contribute something of significance.

Monday, September 25, 2006

All the rightwingers are bent out of shape over the National Intelligence Estimate which says that the Iraq war has increased the terrorist threat. They’re running around screaming that the terrorists wanted to kill us before we were in Iraq, so all this is nothing new. No one is disputing that the terrorists hated us before 2003. All the National Intelligence Estimate is saying, I think, is that the terrorists hate us more now that we are in Iraq; because we are in Iraq there are more terrorists out there to hate us; and because we are in Iraq, the risk of being hit by an act of terrorism is greater. Rightwingers are good at changing the subject, coming up with excuses for their failed policies, delivering rationales for why they're not to blame for the sorry state of things, and deflecting criticism. What they are not good at is taking responsibility for their stupid actions.

It looks like George Allen’s campaign for re-election is self-destructing. They were talking about this on one of the Sunday news programs yesterday, and that was before this latest story about Allen’s alleged use of the “N-word.” All these recent controversies have gotten Allen off message, and he is playing defense, a situation that no candidate wants to be in. The only problem, from a Blue point of view, is that there are six more weeks left in the campaign. In that amount of time anything can happen, so we can’t put this seat in the Democratic column yet, but I am very hopeful.

Listen to my song, Get the Hell out of Iraq. (See lyrics here.)

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