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Shiver down my spine [Apr. 15th, 2004|08:54 am]
Zoethe
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Here is a fascinating and terrifying look at what's happening on the ground in Fallujah, blogged by someone who is actually there.

Bush, by the way, has made no mistakes since entering office. Glad to hear that.
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[User Picture]From: lordindra
2004-04-15 01:09 pm (UTC)
Did you see the actual press conference? My mom, an ardent Bush supporter, within the first half hour said, dead seriously, "I'm voting for Nader".

He didn't even come off as evasive really... evasive answers generally have something remotely to do with the question asked. He seemed to be answering the questions he expected, not the ones he got. It was also obvious looking at him that he was scared shitless and knew he was blowing the thing completely. He was, in a word, pathetic. One of the news anchors afterwards when he introduced their guy who was giving first impressions, he maintained his proffesional demeanor, but his eyes clearly said "what the fuck did we just see there".

After seeing that press conference, I'm even more convinced Bush isn't really a bad guy, he's just hopelessly incompetent. Either way he needs to go, and that press conference is surely going to help ensure that happens.
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[User Picture]From: thewhitedragon
2004-04-15 01:25 pm (UTC)
After seeing that press conference, I'm even more convinced Bush isn't really a bad guy, he's just hopelessly incompetent.

I don't hate Bush as a person either -- I just think that he's incapable of doing the job that he was appointed to do. I also think that his religiously zealot viewpoints have no place whatsoever within the government created so that people could have religious freedom.

Did you notice the comment he told the one reporter? Something to the effect of "I wish you would have written that one down so that I'd have been prepared"? Okay, so he's only answering the questions that he hopes will save his ass. So much for his "not catering to the popular vote" comment.
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[User Picture]From: rhapsody_98
2004-04-15 01:30 pm (UTC)
I usually think of myself as a rabid Republican. I'm just glad Gore wasn't President, but if I were Bush, I'd just hand over the soverienty of Iraq to the first man I met on the street and get my ass out of there.

It's gonna end up bad no matter what, it won't be Bush's fault, it's just the messed up way things are over there.
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[User Picture]From: jfargo
2004-04-15 01:25 pm (UTC)
Took a quick look at your friend's list, and noticed that scottbateman wasn't on there. You may want to check him out, and specifically the post from yesterday, April 15. (He's a political humor cartoonist, published widely.)
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[User Picture]From: frawg_angel
2004-04-15 02:04 pm (UTC)
See, I also watched the news conference. I came to the conclusion that Shrub was answering real questions. They were not the questions being ASKED of him, but they were answers to some questions.

I also have taken to now calling him "King George" because his repeated use of the term "illegal militia" several times is a HUGE throw back to good ol' colonial American days.

I was most distressed by the fact that he CANNOT say that they did anything wrong, handled anything wrong, or could have done anything better. It's all perfect, the way it should be. He said it, he's going to do it, and so that's consistant. Rather than making decisions based on the conditions, he is attempting to make the conditions meet his decisions. No matter what happens, he will do the same thing over and over again, even if it's not the best idea.

I also am insulted by the continuted asertation that he needed either both time and place that an incident might happen to make some action or the "idea" that planes could be used to destry bulidings to take action... rather than giving the funding and/or man power to FIGURE THAT OUT. If our resources were limited to the imagination of the President, then we'd be in a HELL of a lot of trouble! "I could not imagine that they would use airplanes as missles." Well, SOMEONE could, since the terrorists DID it, and a movie director thought of it years before THAT.

He looked scared because he has his talking points and if you asked him a question outside the scope of what he was prepped for... he couldn't do anything BUT repeat those talking points. He knows he looks like a fool, that's why this was his third news conference. His father was known for signing the fewest bills into law in office (2 I believe) and he is just following the tradition of the "fewest."

I predict that this team, the second father and son to be in office will have something else in common with the Adams boys... they will also be both one termers.
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[User Picture]From: donkey_hokey
2004-04-15 02:09 pm (UTC)

Another Iraq blog worth checking out

Baghdad Burning is another excellent blog:

http://riverbendblog.blogspot.com/

"Girl Blog from Iraq... let's talk war, politics and occupation."

Besides being well-written and interesting to read, it's also written by a woman.

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I'm not going to vote this year. I don't see any hope in either (major) candidate. Maybe I'll go vote for the Libertarian candidate. I'll probably just end up boycotting the vote this year, though.

(I have a feeling that Bush will lose, due to his amazing incompetency.)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-04-15 02:16 pm (UTC)

Re: Another Iraq blog worth checking out

The one problem with not voting is that it actually does affect your influence as a citizen. Though our votes are (allegedly) anonymous, the fact that we voted or not isn't, and if you vote consistently you will be considered a "super voter." They pay attention to these things when one writes one's senator or congressman, so if you intend to be politically active it's a good idea to show up at the ballot box even if you decide to write in Harrison Ford or Mickey Mouse.
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[User Picture]From: rhapsody_98
2004-04-15 07:11 pm (UTC)

Re: Another Iraq blog worth checking out

Harrison Ford would make a GREAT president! Let's all write in Harrison Ford. Arnold made governor...
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-04-15 07:13 pm (UTC)

Re: Another Iraq blog worth checking out

He looked good in Air Force One....

[g]
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2004-04-16 02:54 am (UTC)

Re: Another Iraq blog worth checking out

"GGGGETT UAHHHHHAF MAH PLAYN!"
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-04-16 04:18 am (UTC)

Re: Another Iraq blog worth checking out

Fuck.

You.

[g]
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[User Picture]From: call_me_harmony
2004-04-15 03:49 pm (UTC)
Zoethe when I arrived in Scotland Tuesday, the friend I waited with for the others to arrive before moving on to where I was stopping, was getting emails from peace activists on the ground in Fallujah. One of the things they are trying to do is have groups of internationals escort the ambulances to try and deter American snipers from shooting at the ambulances. The story coming out from people on the scene is a far cry from the sanitised version which reaches the Western press.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-04-15 07:13 pm (UTC)
It's very sobering to realize how little we understand what's really going on over there. Spread the word. Spread the word....
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-04-16 04:17 am (UTC)
This is beyond disturbing. And yet Donald Trump choosing his Apprentice is the headline in the news.

I hate people.
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