Saturday, January 27, 2007

Great Column by Maureen Dowd

See "Daffy Does Doom" in today's NYTimes.

The opening salvo:

Dick Durbin went to the floor of the Senate on Thursday night to denounce the vice president as “delusional.”

It was shocking, and Senator Durbin should be ashamed of himself.

Delusional is far too mild a word to describe Dick Cheney. Delusional doesn’t begin to capture the profound, transcendental one-flew-over daftness of the man.

Has anyone in the history of the United States ever been so singularly wrong and misguided about such phenomenally important events and continued to insist he’s right in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary?

It requires an exquisite kind of lunacy to spend hundreds of billions destroying America’s reputation in the world, exhausting the U.S. military, failing to catch Osama, enhancing Iran’s power in the Middle East and sending American kids to train and arm Iraqi forces so they can work against American interests.


At 2:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best way to understand Dick Cheney would be to follow the money expended in the Iraq "war" effort".

Contractors got most of the money with very little oversight.

The intersection of politics and business, as always, is rife with corruption and the only effective weapon in that war is an aggerssive and independent press.


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