Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Where's Personal Responsibility?

Of all the evil seven dwarfs I have to admit to strangely liking something about Rummy. I think he is a smart guy and probably has some ideas that would be good ones. Unfortunately we went straight to the bad ones.

Rumsfeld portrayed the memo as a warning blast, an attempt to do "everything humanly possible to prepare" Bush for the awful responsibility that had settled onto his presidential shoulders -- and his shoulders alone. For there comes a point when even the secretary of defense must realize that "it's not your decision or even your recommendation," Rumsfeld reflected with Woodward. By which he meant the Iraq war wasn't Don Rumsfeld's decision or recommendation.
As if to underline the point, Rumsfeld also told Woodward that he couldn't recall a moment, in all the months of planning for the war, when Bush asked whether his defense secretary favored the invasion. Nor did Rumsfeld ever volunteer his opinion. ("There's no question in anyone's mind but I agreed with the president's approach," he added.)

Since he has signed on..offically... to the idea as a part of PNAC there is certainly no question what his plan was..or Cheneys' or Scooter, or Wolfy. Actually Bush is close to alone in non PNAC membership, although Jeb is a member.
I'm watching Hannity tonight saying that the push on the administration is going to end up with a "backlash" of angry citizens. Bhwhahahahahahahahaha. ...Sean, in case you haven't noticed, the rats are abandoning the ship.


Blogger Dedanna said...

I absolutely hate Rummy, and all his chums. They all make me physically ill at the sight of them.

'nuff said, except for an old song that I remember, which strangely somehow reminds me of the current political climate.

What was that song by Superamp?

"Don't, give a damn
Fight, while you can
Kill, shoot 'em up
Give 'em hell,
They'll run amuck
Shout, Judas
Loud, they'll hear us
Soldier, sailor
Who's your tailor?
They'll run for cover when they discover
Everyone's a nervous wreck now...

Life's just a bummer
They got your number
We'll give as good as we get now
Rise from the gutter, stick with each other
We'll drive 'em over the edge now
They're gonna bleed, that's what they need
We'll get together and blow their cover
We're ready
Yeah we're ready
Yeah we're ready...

Oh yeah, we're ready for 2006 & 2008. You just wait 'n see.

9:29 PM, November 16, 2005  
Blogger Dedanna said...

I'm wondering also if that story isn't just a lot of bull from Rummy, to divert attention, or to suck up to the public-at-bay who want the war to be over.

I put nothing past these PNAC bastards. They're all full of lies.

9:32 PM, November 16, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An expansion of what I have on my truck that Ike said.

“The total influence – economic, political, even spiritual – is felt in every city, every statehouse, every office of the federal government……..The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower


9:37 AM, November 18, 2005  
Anonymous Democat said...

Has anyone else heard the story about how Tanaflu (sp?) vaccine might have killed 2 Japanese kids who had a bad reaction to it, or something. It's being denied, of course. I have heard that the vaccine was only tested on mice and not on people. If this is true, it's another reason for Rummy to go to the big house, as he's part of that company-right?

4:04 PM, November 18, 2005  
Anonymous Democat said...

Found something on the Tamaflu thing. Suicides in 2 Japanese kids. A year apart. Maybe not related, but safety check may/should be done.

4:29 PM, November 18, 2005  
Anonymous Democat said...

correction-tamiflu not tamaflu

4:31 PM, November 18, 2005  
Anonymous Democat said...

Speaking of personal responsibility-nice to hear that my idol, John Kerry, was willing to do his civic duty and serve on a jury recently (was even made foreman and really impressed the other jurors, even the Republicans. :-))
Regardless, of how it turned out, I hope the defendent realizes what an honor it was to have the President serve on his jury.
(Bush is not MY President, Game; I don't believe he was elected, and he would probably do anything to get out of jury duty!!)
Kudos to Kerry!!!

2:27 PM, November 23, 2005  

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