Matt Yglesias agrees to be cautiously optimistic about Afghanistan once the caveat that anything good that happened has nothing to do with the current administration.
Archives for September 2004
According to CBS, since I got an e-mail promising to dramatically increase the length and girth of my penis, “the truth of the e-mails were absolutely irrelevant,” and what matters is that “it’s an issue that people are talking about.”
Will someone please ask Dan Rather why everyone is talking about my penis?
Sorry for the light blogging. I had to take a few days off to cool down, as my rhetoric was getting overheated. I need a week off every several months. Should be back in a couple of days in full force.
Before I leave, let me point you to this Oliver post:
Why? Why? Why? Beat Dallas into a bloody pulp. That’s all I ask. Why do you forsake me? Why?
Why can’t the Redskins beat Dallas?
Because Karl Rove is a Cowboys fan.
(I should note I am just trying to tease Oliver, because while my favorite team is the Steelers, my 2nd favorite team is whoever is beating Dallas or the Cleveland. I was actually rooting or the Skins last night).
So the Steelers won last night, but I have to admit, I have never felt worse about a victory than I did last night.
Is there anything else bad that can happen to the Dolphins? I don’t think Wannstedt is a very good coach, but you have to feel for him. This season just isn’t his fault.
I am not sure why libs and conservatives are so mad, as all I got out of it was confirmation of my opinion of Wonkette, which is that she is the Anna Kournikova of blogging. Other than a pretty face, there ain’t much there.
While I am sure that Kerry’s frontal assault on Bush and Ayad Allawi moistened the loins of the idiot left, I just want to be on record that it was the most grotesque, obscene, offensive, opportunistic, and disgraceful performance I have ever seen from a politician. Ever.
Senator Kerry- I am now questioning your patriotism and your sanity.
Others comment more cogently than I have or will, as I now view Kerry as a national embarassment.
Could you let Allawi leave the damn country before you called him a liar, John-John? Christ.
I would like to point out that Allawi has also spent more time in a combat zone that Kerry has, so you can keep your Vietnam experiences to yourself, Monsieur Kerry.
*** Update ***
No wonder Kerry left the cookie business. The guy couldn’t sell an Ice cube to a bedouin.
“I laid out a plan which will help America protect our troops,” he says. “We need to bring other allies to the table.”
Ok. So you want other nation’s leaders to expend political capital and treasure and send their lads to risk their lives along with theirs.
So why don’t you act like it? Why aren’t you trying to sell the deal?
Because right now you are calling the U.S. Government incompetent and arrogant. You’re arguing that Iraq is sliding into chaos. You argue that thousands of terrorists are slipping across Iraq’s borders and that it’s become “a magnet for terrorism.”
You dispatch your sister to tell Australia that supporting the United States in the war on terror puts them at greater risk than they were before.
You stand with a straight face and tell nations like the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Italy, who have each shed blood for the freedom of Iraq as part of the coalition, that they’re members of “a fraudulent coalition.”
You can’t even be bothered to leave Ohio to speak with Allawi when he comes to the US to say “thank you.” But you don’t hesitate to all but brand this man–who lives in Iraq every day–a liar, and then have the chutzpah, the gall, the arrogance to tell him from afar that he’s out of touch with the reality on the ground.
You tell the world that you want out while you insist that everyone else pile in–even as you tell them it’s a disaster.
Read the whole thing.