Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A War Without End, Amen

There's a reason I love Arianna Huffington as much as I do, and it's proven once again in her smart, scathing rebuke of last night's State of the Union Address.

Not only does she assail George Bush for continuing his catastrophic presidency's tradition of obfuscation and outright bullshit, as well as point out the hinted-at horrors yet to come from a potential McCain White House, she also manages to reference Dr. Strangelove in the process.

Read on.

(The Huffington Post: Bush and McCain's Displaced Ardor for War/1.29.08)


Al said...

Either I'm too dumb to catch the witty reference or she meant to say "vial" instead of "vile".

Still, I'd hit it.

sparksinner said...

Confession: I have not read the piece you refer to.

That said, I don't think it's anything special to work a Dr. Strangelove reference into a story about our 8-year-serving, bat-shit crazy president.

Don't think I've said it elsewhere, so congrats on the new gig.

dick_gozinia said...

"War on terrorism is a linguistically nutty phrase," said Richard Holbrooke, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations from 1999 to 2001, in a conversational discussion at the Cornell Club in New York City, Oct. 30. The reason, he noted, is because "terrorism is a tactic and not the enemy."

Hence, there's how you get a war that lasts 100 years. When there's no tangible enemy, there's no person to sign the surrender. War against no real enemy = endless war. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

Chez said...

Please. I've been saying that since day one: Terrorism isn't an army, it's a methodology -- and one that works. Such nuances could never in a million years be comprehended by George Bush nor put into a tidy slogan used to sell a war to the American public. Saying that you're declaring war on terror is like saying you're declaring war on fear.

sparksinner said...

How about a war on drugs? That would totally get rid of crack and all that nasty stuff that's bad for you.

Unsung Hero said...

I declare war on intelligence, oh wait the media and congress already beat me to it.